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Every now and again, we have people emailing to tell us that they can’t find the time to read all of the content in On Landscape or that they’re only interested in some of the content. Instead of being surprised by this feedback, I’m actually happy because this is a design feature, not a bug. Let me explain.
My first passionate hobby was music. Like many, I played the guitar when I was young and when at university, I developed a love of indie bands from different genres like The Pixies, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Stiff Little Fingers, Television, etc. But I was also a part time DJ and had a wide-ranging taste from hip hop and acid (Eric B and Rakim, The Jungle Brothers, Voodoo Ray) to soul and reggae (I DJ’d in an all night Jamaican drinking establishment).
When I left the university, I ended up in a range of bands from Indie Dance and Swervedriver inspired pseudo-grunge to Tool wannabe’s and more. Finally, I worked as a scout for a record label for a time where I even developed a partial taste for country music (although western was always a step too far for me - maybe Kris Kristofferson and the old Fulsom City Blues hit the right notes).
I was an avid reader of the music press at the time and had subscriptions to most publications, including a few production magazines like Sound on Sound. Looking back, I realised that for most music fans, the majority of interviews and articles in these magazines weren’t relevant. Happy Monday’s fans weren’t going to read an interview with Robert Smith and Tony Wilson’s opinions on the future of house music weren’t going to engage a grunge kid (if anybody). However, when these fans did find an article in the magazine that engaged them, they wanted something in-depth, something they could get their teeth into.
I hope that On Landscape is a bit like those music magazines and that, even if you don’t read or aren’t interested in everything you find, the stuff you really like makes up for it.
Of course, if you are like I was with my eclectic music tastes, then you potentially might like most of the articles, and your only challenge will be finding the time to read them all!! On Landscape is mostly influenced by what is engaging to myself and the photographers I speak to (and our contributors), hence there have been more articles about art and philosophy in recent months. But if you have any suggestions for things we’re missing out on in the magazine (we’ve had a few people asking for articles like Joe’s old Lightroom videos and the occasional technique-oriented piece) please let us know!
Looking at the map and after doing some research, the only place that fit my requirements was Peneda-Gerês National Park, particularly Gerês mountain range. more
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It is a testament to Craig’s simplified working practice in which he doesn’t use filters, is limited to two or three prime lenses and makes compositions on instinct, preferring not to have to think too much. more
Perhaps encountering landscape with what you feel and sense rather than what you think and remember, will open up a deeper engagement with land as a space of interconnections, of co-existence and infinite wonder; a place of revelation and encounter. more
The unknown of European canyons was one of the main reasons for me to start a new book project on this subject a few years ago, besides my fascination for (the power of) flowing water, my interest in mountains, rocks and geology and my love for rough, unspoilt nature. more
Perhaps the most compelling aspect of Viktoria’s work is how she can cross-pollinate multiple sub-genres of photography to differentiate herself from the rest of the pack. more
Panta Rhei, translated as Everything Flows, is an aphorism that is often used as a short summary of the concepts of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus, more