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Chalk Hills White Horses
THE HILL FIGURES THROUGH SOUTHERN ENGLAND
Angus Haywood is a photographer originally from Dorset, currently living near the water of Chichester Harbour. He was airline pilot in the UK, and most recently finished eight years living in Saudi Arabia and the Middle-East. Currently he is following his interest since the 1980’s in landscape photography on black and white film, and open to other projects. ‘Chalk Hills White Horses’ and images available on the website or from independent bookshops and museums in southern Britain. Facebook
A surprise to find the words when photographing the White Horses and Hill figures in Southern England. Leucipotomy, noun, the art of carving white horses on chalk upland areas, from the Greek, Leuci- white, hippo- horse, tomy- the cutting or excising of. And Gigantotomy, noun, the carving of large hill figures. But the craft in Britain is far more ancient than the Greek culture that gave these words.
The White Horses and Hill figures are never quite on their own. Whatever the season, someone in our landscape will be aware of one in the corner of their eye, perhaps in the far distance through a cottage window, above or below them when walking uplands or downlands, or looming over them from the other side of their valley.