Agecroft Power Station, England, 1982, copyright of the artist, John Davies
From time to time, I find myself ready to buy a book published by an a photographer, on (relatively) sight unseen. The recent book by John Davies is one of those, The British Landscape . An exerpt of what Davies writes about the urban landscape;
To view the landscape as a pictorial composition of elements is simplistic. To perceive the landscape within a set of rules (art, science, politics, religion, community, business, industry, sport and leisure) is a way people can deal with the complexity of meanings that are presented in our environment. We are collectively responsible for shaping the landscape we occupy and in turn the landscape shapes us whether we are aware of it or not.
It seems that I have seen Davies photographic images on a number of occasions, but had not made the larger connection until recently. He is a British urban landscape phtographer, I don’t think he gets much visibility here in the U.S. as he does in Europe. Work worth seeing more of;- )
Best regards, Doug