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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,…

The Essence of Place

1st July 2018 : A third article has been published in the on-line photography magazine On Landscape. The title is “Reflective photography and the essence of place”. This article originated from something I wrote in the previous article about the essence of place, that caused me to reflect on such a concept and what others…

19th Mallerstang Music Evening

Saturday 19th May 2018: Music this year was provided by the Luca Brasi 4. Excellent Jazz, excellent weather, and an enjoyable evening all round.

Another article for “On Landscape”

10th December 2017 : An article on “The Impact of Photography on Impressionism; the Impact of Impressionism on Photography” illustrated by some of the photos from the MallerstangMagic site has just been published in issue 150 of the online photography magazine On Landscape. It was inspired by reading the book “Mad Enchantment” by Ross King…

Large Format in Glencoe

4th November 2017: Just back from a large format workshop based in Glencoe, Scotland run by Richard Childs and Tim Parkin (and visiting old friends near Mallaig on the way up). It was good to meet some other photographers interested in continuing with large format film and fun to give it some concentrated time, with…

Petits Fontaines

20th August 2017 : Petits Fontaines is an alpage chalet, high in the valley above Grandvillard upstream of Gruyère in the Canton de Fribourg. We are just back from 3 weeks there without email and a mobile signal (without going for a bit of a walk) and surrounded by the sound of cow bells (fortunately…

Visits to the Val Verzasca and Arolla

3rd June 2017 : Following the trip to Ispra for the talk and exhibition, I visited the Val Maggia and Val Verzasca in Tessin, Italy with Monique. We had first been there together 20 years ago.   It has to be one of the most spectacular places for taking pictures of water and rocks anywhere.…