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  • The Devil’s Dictionary of Photography

    Another article written for On Landscape has just appeared. This takes its inspiration from the Devil’s Dictionary polished (between 1867 and 1911) by the American author Ambrose Bierce, and said to be one of the greatest works of American satire (an example: DISTANCE, n. The only thing that the rich are willing for the poor to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Article for “On Landscape”

    14th April 2017 : An article on “The Art and Science of Hydrology” illustrated by some of the photos from the MallerstangMagic site has just been published in issue 135 of the online photography magazine On Landscape. Click [here] to go to the article.