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Talk to Settle Photo Group

Until last night I have to admit to having never been to a camera club meeting. It has only taken 70 years but having been invited by Harry Pinkerton to give a talk at the Settle Photo Group it has happened. It had to happen remotely of course but it seems that a good number…

On the Edges of Mallerstang

A new article for On Landscape has just gone live in Issue No. 222. The text and images are based on the Blurb book “On top of the world on the edges of Mallerstang”. Many of the images come from wandering around the Mallerstang watershed as part of my exercise regime in the first lockdown…

Peter Henry Emerson article

A new article has been published in issue 214 of On Landscape on Peter Henry Emerson and his book Naturalistic Photography that was published in 1889. Emerson was well-known for his books and images of the Norfolk and Suffolk landscape, and had some very strong views on photography as Art, including how depth of field…

Landscape and Philosophers of Photography

A new article has been published in Issue 208 of On Landscape magazine, dealing with Landscape and the Philosophers of Photography. It was instigated by reading the book on the Philosophy of Photography by Vilem Flusser. He does not say much about Landscape Photography but introduces some interesting concepts, including the idea of redundant photographs…

New Mallerstang book on Blurb

I have used some of my isolation time to produce a new Blurb book on Mallerstang. This one is called “On top of the world on the edges of Mallerstang” and represents a journey around the Eden watershed. The photos have been taken over many years on both film and digital, but some were taken…

7 Principles to reduce impact of landscape photography

Sarah Marino recently published an article in On Landscape magazine on a community initiative to reduce the impact of landscape photographers on the landscapes they photograph. While it seems a little sad that such an initiative should be necessary, it is clear that there are many people who do not think too much about the…

The Representation of Reality

Another article has been published in Issue 193 On Landscape. Entitled Creation by Ducks and the Representation of Reality it contains some further discussion of the concept of equivalence in making images. It was initiated by reading articles by Jean Paul Caponigro and Guy Tal, who also by chance had an article called Beyond Equivalence…

The Dunes at Oceano

Another article for On Landscape was published recently in Issue 186 These photos were taken on film back in 1997 using a Mamiya 6. More can be found in the Still Dynamic Monochrome Gallery. The article may be found here.

The Physics of Caustic Light in Water

A 4th article has been published in On Landscape concerned with understanding the physics behind those bright spots called caustics that often appear in images of water (as well as something about skypools and landpools). The article is illustrated with photos from the Verzasca, Sarine, and Eden, one of which made it onto the cover…

On Landscape: Meeting of Minds

Last weekend was the 3rd On Landscape Meeting of Minds conference at the Rheged Centre, Penrith (and the 3rd time I have been along to it). It was another excellent meeting, with more people than ever. A superb range of speakers, including Charlie Waite, Sandra Bartocha, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Paul Hill, Theo Bosboom, Nick White,…