On Your Doorstep Issue 7 - Page 130

MICK THURMAN Mick is a photographer whose first forays into the art were less than conventional - shooting still pictures and video of skydivers using a helmet mounted camera. A keen outdoors person, Mick is as excited by ice on a car windscreen as by vast weathered mountain landscapes. His light-hearted and inquisitive nature leads him to produce quirky abstractions using digital media and the full spectrum of colour, often inverted. Inspired by the works of the old masters like Monet and Harry Callahan, Mick works much like a film photographer – thoughtfully and slowly – which leads him to create images that invite the viewer to stop, wonder and reflect upon our relationship with the environment in a different light 130