Jo Metson Scott – Nicola Yeoman
Through a mutual process of experimentation, shared interests and admiration of each other’s practices, Metson Scott and Yeoman’s partnership began in 2006 when they created a displaced pirate ship crashing through an open copse in an unknown British woodland. The success of this working relationship developed into an ongoing series over the following years. ‘And Then…’ explores notions of childlike fantasies, escapism, and Neverland make-believe worlds that are created in times of play and adventure. The images capture elaborate dens and temporary spaces that exist for only a short time, using a few props, found items or the fauna around the locale.
This series of photographs contain open-ended narratives, leaving room for the viewer’s own imagination or interpretation; the outcome can be as innocent or as macabre as you would wish it to be. ‘And Then…’ deals with displacement, things that are not quite as they should be, for example sea-bound ships or UFO’s in woodland, and driverless horse drawn carriages charging through an open field. They appear ghostly when seen through a supernatural mist or fog.
The landscapes within the ‘And Then…’ series are as important as the structures themselves, a fallen branch within the woods can take on the role of the bow of a ship, or the wing of a plane. It is the shapes created in nature that feed this project.
Thanks to My Love for You for finding this Project.