About the Maker
Colin Mier's starting point is to draw on subject matter which surrounds and inspires him: observed imagery, symbolism and visual metaphors, i.e. landscapes, weather conditions and information based on research.
Colin begins by making thumbnail sketches, and once the concept is established, he resolves the idea into full-scale. Sketches are cut up and reassembled, enabling Colin to discard the parts that don't work and work with the pieces that do. This keeps the composition open to possibilities until the final image is resolved. Again, during the printing process, new possibilities appear, all culminating in a sense of spontaneity about each piece of work. "I often take photographs which remind me of my initial response to the subject. Combined with reference from a more personal source I begin by producing a series of rough sketches."