The Pillar

Stephen Gill hammered a wooden stake into the ground and then placed a motion-sensor camera nearby. What he uncovered were closeup shuts of wild birds landing and taking off in the Swedish countryside.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Flowers and me have an ongoing war. Let’s just say I haven’t got what is termed in England ‘green fingers’. I’m pretty sure I could kill a cactus inside two weeks. Terri Weifenbach is clearly someone who doesn’t have such a hostile relationship with nature. For 30 years she’s been turning her camera lens on …

More than human?

Animals. Who doesn’t love them? They’re all cuddly and furry. You just want to hug them all. Only of course if you were to hug a bear or a lion, the chances are you might find yourself severely dead. Which is a condition that could really harm your career. Looking at Tim Flach’s book ‘More …

In Wildness is the Preservation of the World

One of the first, if not the first, photography books I ever owned was by Eliot Porter. Primarily known for his landscape and nature imagery, the book I picked up that day was one based on his images of the state of Maine. My possession of the book lasted about 2 hours. I had a …