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I’ve been sitting on a bit of a backlog of landscape photography books over the last couple of months. I’ve been particularly wanting to take a look at Finn Hopson’s “Fieldwork”, which I finally got around to reviewing in this issue, and it’s a bit of a sleeper classic. I also have a quite varied anthology of contemporary photographers’ representations of their British Landscape which I’ll be reviewing in the next issue. It includes quite a varied look at the landscape, and I’m hoping it will open up some discussion about what motivates the vast range of different styles included.
The Natural Landscape Photography Awards closed for entries last week, and the task of assessing over 11,000 images has started - it’s both a pleasure and an onerous task that needs a great deal of attention. As I spend my time browsing all of the submitted images, I’m reminded that despite what sometimes seems to be a singular popular style of photos on social media, the actual range of work being created is vast and includes some amazing work from the subtle to the astonishing!
We’re hoping for a bit of dry weather in the Highlands next week so I can go and try out my new drones. Taking that step from flying them around the garden to using them in ‘anger’ is quite scary, but that’s what they’re for! I’m hoping to go for a camp somewhere so wish me luck with the weather!
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Music Temple shows a calm curved section of the Colorado River as it runs beneath curved buttresses of sandstone. The bright sunlit sections contrast with the dark streaks of desert patina on the rock. more
Finn Hopson lives in the south of England, very near to the South Downs a range of rolling landscape that ranges from Winchester to Eastbourne. The land has been farmed for many generations, definitely as far back as the early Roman occupation and almost certainly going back to times just after the ice age. more
I was also very proud that my photos of the forests in Japan were recognised. It is not that I shot the photos to win an award, but I am happy that the light, trees, and textures that I think are good caught the eyes of prestigious photographers. more
There is, however, another side of this aspect of being a photographer that can have benefit in our interactions with the phenomenological landscape. A camera is a separating device but also a means of focusing our attention. more
I’ve been following David’s work for many years, and there are several aspects of his work and him as a person that I greatly admire. For starters, he seems to always be forging his own path forward with his images. more
David and Joe’s working philosophy regarding this exhibition is to choose photographs which reinforce and confound expectations; images will be chosen in pairs to show correspondences of form, colour, composition and theme. more