A Journey Worth Taking

Maybe it’s some strange ‘Britain nostalgia’ I’m going through but I was touched by Harry Cory Wright’s photos of the landscape of my native land, in his book ‘Journey Through the British Isles’.

In many ways this kind of photography is usually an example of exactly what I don’t like; very highly finished images with no people in them.

For some reason, I find this simple journey from Northern Scotland down to Land’s End and back again quite soulful.

Taken with a large format Gondolfi Plate camera, the images are painterly in feel and speak more to great landscape artists of the past than photographers.

Apparently Wright spent days in some locations, soaking up the spirit of the place before finding the vantage point that would do it justice.

That combined with his many years of experience taking landscapes gives us a book that truly captures the beauty and diversity of Britain

It also doesn’t do any harm that the book is beautifully produced and large. Nothing like a bit of heft to bring a landscape to life.

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