Abi Whitlock's work focuses predominately on the human form and how the mind and body are affected when immersed in water. This is mirrored by the way light is refracted and reflected, distorting and enhancing color and shape.
she captures the way entering the water enables the swimmer to enter an altered state of mind; a form of escapism from the real world.
Whitlock's inspiration comes from her move to coastal Devon, trips to the beach and outdoor pools. Swimming in the sea re-acquainted her with childhood memories of learning to swim; her first discovery of the extraordinary experience of being underwater and holiday’s abroad snorkelling.