Mike Seaborne - Landscapes
I really like some of Mike Seabornes' landscapes. Although I don't photograph it I spend quite a lot of time around Canary Wharf as I find the architecture fascinating. This image has captured that for me. I love the muted tones and the almost flatness to the image although you can see a great amount of depth against the sky.
Something really caught my eye with this photograph above of Hackney Wick. Thinking about how photographs can show the human change and interaction with the landscape. This image of Hackney Wick which looks very different today than it did when this image was taken mad eye think about the memories of Barton where I will be making this new work and remembering how different it used to be.
Roger Estop wrote a short essay on this work .
A lot of what Estop was talking about I didn't really find very interesting as I am not one who is particularly drawn to the urban landscape, and coming from the point of view of an architect I didn't find his writing very captivating to be honest. However one little sentence which I find really interesting and made me think about the landscape image and actually images in general was the following:
"...because photographs show us amazing things or show us ordinary things in ways that amaze. They enhance our perception and add something different to how we look, see and understand." - Estop
I've been thinking a great deal recently about why we photograph and what compels us to make the image we make. This I guess in some ways answered that question as well as I think adding another question for me personally which is once the image has been made what is it telling the viewer and has it added something to their experience?
Estop, R. (2018). urban landscapes - theory and other text. [online] Urbanlandscape.org.uk. Available at: http://www.urbanlandscape.org.uk/essays/estop1.htm [Accessed 2 Mar. 2018].