Photos of rocks thrown in the air by David Quentin. The series started as a visual pun while on a walk on the South Downs in England. On a whim he threw a piece of chalk up into the sky to photograph it, which turned out badly, but he became fascinated by the technical challenge of making photographs of rocks in the sky work.
The process of taking them is quite dynamic. I have to move quickly for a number of reasons – to catch the light if it is changeable, to catch the right angle on the rock as it follows its trajectory across my viewfinder, and also so I don’t bore whoever I am with, since these photographs are always taken while I am on a walk with a friend. The resulting photographs, by contrast, always seem serene and static. I am not sure they reflect the process that has created them. They reflect something else altogether.