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We’ve an interesting riposte to Mike Chisholm’s (intentionally) controversial article a couple of issues ago. Mike’s premise was that Landscape Photography is a dying husk of a genre and there is little left to be original with. Joe’s eloquent response provides the necessary counterpoint to the article (and, after all, what is the point of being intentionally controversial if not to provoke a response). One of the points that I wanted to pick up on was the Mike and commenter Steve Coleman’s point of view that there is little left to be original with or to challenge. Superficially I would say that this may be the case. However, if we consider that photography should move past the mere representational, the rendering of a non-verbal response to an image leaves a huge amount of room for originality. That not many people manage it is just a testament to how challenging it actually is! It’s like looking at the fine wine world and thinking, “well once you’ve got past red, white and rose, what’s left?”. Perhaps the key to the world of landscape photography is in the seeing, not the taking.
We’ve an interesting riposte to Mike Chisholm’s (intentionally) controversial article a couple of issues ago. Mike’s premise was that Landscape Photography is a dying husk of a genre and there is little left to be original with. Joe’s eloquent response provides the necessary counterpoint to the article more
While it is fair to identify that there are derived patterns and stylistic elements in landscape photography, “imitation” if you wish to be pejorative, the same could be said of all art forms, which build on and develop from established frameworks. more
Our 4x4 feature is a set of 4 landscape photography portfolios from our subscribers: Gerald Rowles, Idse Herrema, Jim Love & Stuart Clook. more
Living just next to Epping Forest I have always been fascinated by images of trees. They can be wonderfully expressive things. Not easy to photograph, though. Too chaotic, seemingly random, difficult to isolate from surroundings. more
It’s hard to describe your own work, but for me, it’s landscape because it’s about the natural world and my relationship with it and looking at our relationship with the places that we live and visit in the wider sense. more
When it comes to the diversity of the land and the animals that populate it, Romania, my home country and a relatively unknown place among photographers, is probably one of the first among the European countries. more
Chance and luck occupy a prominent place in the process of artistic creation. Thus painting and photography hold many surprises to one who let accidents, stains or the unexpected happen. more