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On Landscape has featured Dav Thomas as a writer and photographer a few times in the past couple of years and when we heard he was publishing a book we eagerly awaited the opportunity to review it. Well the book arrived about a week ago and it's everything we expected. This issue we not only review the book but look into some detail as to why it looks so good and also talk with Triplekite publishing, an independent book publisher for whom Dav's book is a first project.
The second part to David Ward's discussion of a range of his photographs is included and at the start of the week we also undertook our first webinar - originally for 16 participants we ended up with 127 people booking and it went very well indeed with some excellent questions and feedback. We recorded the video an include both it and some expanded answers to a couple of questions.
We're also proud to feature an artist who works on the edge of the definition of photography and landscape. Paul Kenny uses parts of the landscape as elements of his still life creations, eventually scanning the construction to create a final photographic piece. The results are exquisite and unique prints that possibly defy classification.
We have also interviewed Will Clarkson about his project about gamekeepers in Scotland, taking up the story of the much maligned protector of the landscape. Finally Marc Elliott is our regular featured photographer - some beautiful coastal landscapes.
That's it for this week - I'm just about to head down to the Master's of Vision exhibition showing Joe Cornish, Dav Thomas, David Baker, Antony Spencer, Jonathan Horrocks, Pete Bridgwood, Chris Upton and Steve Watkins. If you're going, don't forget to say hello!
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Paul Kenny is an artist who works with the landscape and uses photographic processes to create his work. more
We're continuing with the second part of our interview with David Ward. more
There are various aspects that make up the quality of printing in a book but one of the biggest influences is the way that the photographs are converted into plates for the lithographic print process. more
Quite a few people asked about whether they should be using Prophoto or Adobe RGB when they export to photoshop and we won’t lie, there are differing opinions about this. However, we’ve done quite a bit of research since the webinar and our conclusive conclusion is “it depends”. more
The book is sold in a set of different editions and I plumped for the luxury edition with slip case and prints and the book arrived with a custom screen printed cardboard protector box and inside this a subtly UV printed white slip case protects the book itself. more
We had a chat with David Breen and asked him a few questions about the project and future plans. We've included a few pictures from the first print run of Dav's book at the Gutenberg press in Malta. more
Will Clarkson "Game" project takes a contrary point of view to many purist landscape artists work who concentrate on the knee-jerk environmental point of view and presents the story of the gamekeeper, the oft maligned arch enemy of wildlife and landscape lover. more