Emma's work has led her to visit a variety of watery depths. From the still calm of local swimming pools and specialised film tanks to the turbulence of the sea, all offer her a different understanding of what it is to be underwater.
In her series Wastwater, Emma travelled to the Lake District in search of the clear waters peculiar to these vast stretches of inland water. Surrounded by mountains, Wastwater is one of the deepest lakes in the UK. As the light reaches down into the depths, rich greens and turquoise mix in with the yellows of the aquatic plants producing a visual equivalent of quiet calm, uninterrupted by the distractions of life above the surface of the water.