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Every time we look at the news at the moment, it seems there is another storm front hitting the economy. From Brexit, Covid, Ukraine, the economic collapse of Turkey, the US mid terms and the rapid turnover of the UK political leadership to the general feeling of acceptance in most quarters that the idea of continuous economic growth is a fallacy. It all leaves you a bit down if I’m honest. It certainly damped my usual interest and excitement over the launch of a new Sony camera this week. I currently use an A7R3 and I would generally wait for a couple of versions before upgrading. However, with useful new camera features thin on the ground and with my current camera being more than capable of covering my usage, it’s hard to justify the (very) high asking price. I suppose in a week when COP has brought the environment to the forefront of the news pages, making do with what we have should be seen as a positive thing - and something mentioned by Theo Bosboom in his recent and excellent article on the environment. I should really make the most of the fact I have a King’s ransom of expired film in some medical freezers in the darkroom, for which I just need to plumb the water heater in! With a couple of flooded houses in my history though, I’m far too scared of plumbing to commit. Wish me luck!
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What’s a painting doing featured in an end frame article? I hear you protest. Well, for me, it is one of the most impactful images that I’ve experienced - either painted or photographed. more
How can you express the pain you feel in a landscape photograph if society insists that it has to be pretty, balanced and fits their definition of acceptable? more
The subject of today’s essay, Andre Donawa, based on the island of Barbados – a country with a population of just 287,000, has set out to do just that – create a body of interesting landscape photography solely from his home island. more
As a naturalist and conservationist, the politics of the daily job I do bears real weight on my shoulders. more
The transient nature of the littoral landscape is endlessly fascinating, as is such a dynamic environment. These coastal edge lands have been the focus of her new project, 'Sea Signatures'. more
Wait: isn't it a good thing to be curious? Have there not been studies stating that curiosity is necessary for creativity? Yes, there have been, and yes, curiosity is stated as a foundation for a more creative lifestyle. more