Inside this issue
Rob Hudson describes himself as a ’conceptual landscape photographer’ and lives and works in Cardiff, Wales. His work, which is always in series, explores how we relate to the landscape.
In 2012 I paused by my local river and everything changed. I’ve moved away from what many expect photographs to be: my images deconstruct the literal and reimagine the subjective, reflecting the curiosity that water has inspired in my practice. Water has been my conduit: it has sharpened my vision, given me permission to experiment and continues to introduce me to new ways of seeing.
I was a little surprised to realise that although Rob Hudson has written a few pieces for On Landscape, he hadn’t been interviewed. I thought it was time to correct that – those who know him will know that he has plenty to say! One of the things I enjoy most is learning more about the different ways in which we relate to the landscape, and how this is reflected in our image making.
Rob’s work demonstrates the importance of series, which gives a photographer space to develop and to communicate. If you are looking for a straight record or a conventionally pretty view, then Rob isn’t your man. However if you want to get past received wisdom and think more about your relationship with the land, then read on.
Would you like to start by telling readers a little about your background, and your formative influences?