“The accidental tourist” might be an apt description of these works by Sue that actively resist the conventions of photographic practice that she is so well versed in.
She allows the magic of the accident to assist in the creation of work which brings us her personal vision of an unfamiliar places – often a fleeting glimpse where a moment of clarity allows for deeper contemplation of the traveller’s experience.
Exploring the periphery of the legible, Sue’s work attempts to represent the momentary experience when thought is suspended and the mind encounters itself through contemplation not of a coherent subject but of a void.
The camera gives a result, which can only be partially visualised. No result is absolute. No emphasis is placed on certainty. Playing with probability, where images evolve with the serendipitous, the final result is more surprising, more interesting than imagined and the image created is very different to the reality perceived. By employing this absence of information (digital noise, blur) our direct gaze at the subject we are seeing is obscured by the failure of digital technology to record a coherent image.