My mentor, Hiroshi, had mentioned the work of Susan Derges during the course one of our weekly meetings. He had experienced her work at a camera-less photography exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Some of her recent work involves placing photosensitive paper directly into rivers and streams and capturing the images above the surface of the water. This perspective (as well as her choice of subject matter) creates images that are hauntingly beautiful.
Susan's use of water to create distortion is an idea I'm currently exploring. This leads to the thought behind water. The connotations associated with water are many - but I'm focusing on water as life-force as well as a conduit of energy (light, sound, and motion).