The River Within
A photographic exploration of the Thames from source to sea
By photographer Annette Price
In 2017, I began exploring the Thames from source to sea from a kayak. By being very close to the water, even getting in the water at times, I am able to create intimate images of the River Thames, to show how the river changes in character, growing as it flows 215 miles towards the sea.
The photography began on foot at the Source near Kemble in the Cotswolds, where the Thames is no more than a ditch. As soon as the water was deep enough to paddle a kayak I continued downriver through the Cotswolds, Oxford, Reading and on to London. This is a work in progress and I will continue paddling and photographing down the Thames until I finally reach the Thanet Wind Farm and the Maunsell Sea Forts, seven miles offshore in the outer reaches of the Thames Estuary, where the river flows into the North Sea on the East coast to complete this work.
About the photographer - Annette Price
I am a London-based abstract artist who finds inspiration in the fluid and dynamic nature of water. I’m intrigued by its shimmering beauty and how water interacts with the soil, silt and rock that it flows over, changing its form and colour depending on temperature and gradient, reflecting light and intertwining with mud and plants.
I was an adventure sports and wild places photographer for over twenty years and photographed caves, disused mines, rivers and other wild places to create storytelling images to meet the needs of magazine editors, news agencies and print buyers. I also photographed urban spaces and architecture. My work has been published in a wide range of magazines and newspapers including the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Land Rover Owner International, the Times, BBC Focus magazine etc. and featured in a number of photographic publications.
In 2005, I was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QEST) to help progress my photography career.
Annette Price Art
Contemporary Abstract Artist