O Human Child / Vera Saltzman

Originally interviewed February 2018 Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a photographer based in Saskatchewan, Canada. I grew up in on the east coast on Cape Breton Island but I’ve also lived in the Arctic, in Ottawa, and for the last six years, on the Prairies. I primarily explore themes of identity, place and […]

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Loabi Loabi / Maurizio Annese

When looking at these photographs, it’s like going over the moments I lived in a trance-like state of mind; moments where I was the observer in someone else’s shoes, as if in an oneiric trip. The intent of this series, which often is the intent of my work, is to explore and document these moments […]

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Marching the MacLehose / Ethan Lo

Ethan Lo, based in Hong Kong, is a visual artist whose work focuses on the human-altered landscape and environmental issues in his home country. Today we feature his recent project Marching the MacLehose, a series following the longest hiking trail in Hong Kong, and the relationship between the city and its changing, disappearing wilderness. – Even […]

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Sea Shanties

Natalija Gormalova Born in Latvia, Natalija Gormalova moved to London at only eighteen years old. She completed a degree in photography at the London College of Communication, and later landed a scholarship for a master’s at the prestigious Royal College of Art. In her feature, Gormalova speaks about her practice and about her project Sea […]

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Lanzarote

Giovanna Petrocchi How often do you challenge yourself within your practice? Are you comfortable with what you do? Are you too comfortable? Featured today is Giovanna Petrocchi, who was recently was a juror’s pick in the 2017 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards. A photographer and an artist, Petrocchi playfully utilises collage along with her photography — combining handcraft […]

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Flower Flower Water Light

Nicola Jane Maskrey “A travel diary of chaotic beauty and colourful abstraction. Documenting a road trip through the landscapes of the United Kingdom, France and Spain. Avoiding deliberate regional classification, images formed chronologically throughout my journey, unifying the three countries into one emotional state… I am interested in the perceived dichotomy between the transient and […]

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Kolkata Blue

David Lurvey “They didn’t talk about cameras, they talked about ideas. They created a space of real critique and that drove me to make better pictures, to be curious with a camera — and just enjoy the ride.” How essential is travel to developing yourself as a photographer? And “travel” photography — often seen as quite cliché and teeming with […]

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Structures

Dimitris Lambris “I believe that it is essential for everyone to express themselves by creating or destroying (destruction is a form a creation) thus, making art. Expression is communication. Communication is art. ‘Structures’ series is a series of diptychs, portraying the connection between physical and technical structures, faces and landscapes, bodies and cityscapes.The series came […]

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Les Sommets Inhabitables

Teo Becher What is it about the landscape that captivates us so? What is it about being in solitude and wandering amongst the great mountain giants, the serene lakes seemingly made of mirror glass, the rumbling thunderous waves on those icy cold grey days, the wonder and mystery found between the tall forest trees? Featured […]

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The giants watch us

Sarah Bejerano “These passive giants remain expectant to the changes that should have taken place a few years ago. They carry an antinomy; despite their rigid structures, the beauty and harmony that characterises them lead us to think of their power to continue being themselves, emblems of change and movement.” – cargocollective.com/sarahbejerano

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Coalville Photographed

Chris Mear Born, raised and currently living Leicestershire (UK), Chris Mear has been making photographs over the last decade about the industrial history of the English landscape and its people, exploring its past and present. Mear uses his photography as a way to understand the social, economic and physical impact that the time of de-industrialisation, […]

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Greg & Butch

Remington Long “My dad knocked on my door at 5am and told me we were meeting our neighbour Butch at his ranch. Grudgingly I threw on a sweatshirt, grabbed a few rolls of film and hopped in the car. We met Butch at a blind he had set up deep in the foothills of his […]

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GIB50

Iggy Smalls Born and raised in Norway, young photographer Iggy Smalls is now based in Spain, having studied for her degree in photography in Florida, USA. This week, it is her project GIB50 which we are sharing; the series — both wonderful to look at and essential to consider — looks at the land and people of Gibraltar, the […]

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30th December

Simon Bray “On 30th December 2009, three days before his 52nd birthday, my dad passed away. After over fours years of trying to stop the cancer from altering his life, it got the better of him. He left us with the words, ‘faith in action’, to act on that which we believe, not a sentiment […]

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Borderlands: The Edges of Europe

Paola Leonardi Borders: sometimes invisible lines only depicted on paper, sometimes a towering built wall or a threatening and unkind sharp wire fence. We think of borders as these things which separate us into our continents, countries, counties, cities; but, what do these places really look like? How does the border affect the land, the […]

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Decoy

Peter Spurgeon It is a difficult task to combine certain genres within photography. For example, historical documentary and constructed fine art is not often a pairing that goes together seamlessly and well; however, British photographer Peter Spurgeon has done just that. In his project Decoy, Spurgeon is inspired by real-life history and takes on the […]

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Staten Island

Olga Ginzburg We all know the feeling of returning to a place we used to know well; that strange mix of familiarity and newness when our memory, as clear as day, collides with the reality seen through our eyes. Many of us as photographers have trodden down the path of retracing our steps: to see […]

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Q&A

Alexander Missen For many, America has always been an epic icon of freedom and discovery — and the road trip an “enduring symbol”, as David Campany put it in his book The Open Road. This seems to be especially true of photographers, with the road trip being a seminal experience for or the subject of (often both) […]

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Views of a Mountain

Declan Connolly Featured today on of the land & us is fine art and documentary photographer Declan Connolly. Connolly. Originally from the North West of England, Connolly was living and working in Hong Kong until he recently returned home. Connolly’s interest is in building narratives around small fictions, and how they can be used to […]

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Tanera

Kevin Percival When we think of off-the-grid communities, we often forget about the places which are “off-the-grid” simply because of their natural placements in the world, like the tiny island of Tanera Mòr in the breathtaking Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Tanera Mòr is a self-sufficient island which was inhabited until a few years ago — it was […]

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They Were My Landscape

Phoebe Kiely Our last feature was a fairly intensive and heavy topic, and so we wanted to share something more about the little moments in life. Today we’re featuring the beautifully tender work of Manchester-based photographer Phoebe Kiely and her work They Were My Landscape which focuses on all those “in-between moments” that so many […]

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Oil Sands

Alan Gignoux On of the land & us today, we are featuring the work of photographer Alan Gignoux — Oil Sands, an on-going long term photojournalistic and documentary project on the gigantic oil sands industrial project in Canada. Gignoux’s work stood out to us as a work which has had and continues to have absolute dedication and […]

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