by Jaber Al-Tobaishi
I am a third year Media & Communications student specialising in Photography. Currently I am working towards my final photography project which explores our understanding of landscape photography and the forest as a space of experience and emotional engagement. This simultaneously aims to incorporate and consider the concepts around the fictitious and the sublime.
The image I have decided to contribute as part of Goldsmiths’ new creative platform is a photograph I have exposed on sheet film - on my first solo photography trip to Scotland. To me, this landscape photograph is a testimony of my labour – hiking for hours under the blazing sun with my 20-kilograms rucksack uphill a mountain. But more than anything, I believe this photograph is a reflection of the memories, the experiences and the effort I have invested to improve as a photographer and in accomplishing something remarkable.