Returning to the elements

Returning to the landscape I find solace in whispering winds, birdsong, water rushing by.  An uninterrupted immersion. A shared world.  Beauty.  Light.  Being in the landscape restores my faith in many things. My photographs at this time capture the last moments of sun. There is magic in this time of day for me. Continue reading

“Landscape is not the ideologically neutral subject many imagine it to be” – Deborah Bright

In her 1985 essay Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men, Deborah Bright asked “Why landscape now?” (p1) but  we continue to interrogate the landscape genre, and our questioning today remains along the same lines as over 30 years ago:

“The sorts of questions we might ask concern what ideologies landscape photographs perpetuate; in whose interests they were conceived; why we still desire to make and consume them; and why the art of landscape photography remains so singularly identified with a masculine eye.” (p2) Continue reading