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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…

Tell me her story because war is only the half of it / Dorothee Nowak

Note: Interview took place in June 2018 I am from France and my family, originally from Poland. It has been nearly fifteen years since I have been living…

My Friend, You are a Lunar Lamplight / Christopher J Russell

Tell us a bit about yourself. I was born in Milton Keynes in the UK about three decades ago. It’s a town most notable for its quantity of…

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…

A certain slant of light / Trish Morrissey

“It was, I think, the first time that I realised I was “trying on” different lives and states of being.” For many photographers, performance is not something that comes…

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…

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…

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…

Kuçedra: Life on Europe’s last wild river

Nick St. Oegger ‘It’s so easy to pass by a river, see it flowing and think ‘oh, how beautiful’. Most people don’t realise that rivers are complex living…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Eilean, Burnt Ice, Interventions & The Floating Islands

Mhairi Law Scotland-based Mhairi Law is originally from the Scottish borders, and she moved to Edinburgh where she studied photography and film at university. She now lives between…

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…

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 conquest

by Mélanie Desriaux America. The one place that intrigues and compels us all equally; sometimes beguiling, often extraordinary and quite scary. The Wild West, despite the glorification constantly…

The edges of these isles

by Simon Bray & Tom Musgrove We have a firm belief, here at of the land & us, that the practice of other artistic mediums can only improve…

The geese are gone

by Alex de Bruycker There’s something about black and white photography that’s just so innately captivating, like no colour photograph could be… for us, the lack of colour…

Thames: Dark River, Still Shining

by Tom Farmer Tom Farmer is originally from Southampton. He has been living in the big smoke for the past three and a half years, assisting editorial and…

Desert Fest

 by Sam Mellish To capture something in a tender way, something that is not intrinsically tender, is a tough endeavour. London-based photographer Sam Mellish has managed to achieve…

Unconscious commands and judgements of our century

by Diogo Duarte Featured today is photographer Diogo Duarte with his self-portraiture work Unconscious Commands and Judgements of our Century. Diogo, originally from Portugal, moved to the midlands in the…

Meerror

by Leonardo Magrelli  When you look into a mirror, do you see your true self? Is the person in the mirror the truer version, compared to a photograph?…

East of Jesus

by Rhombie Sandoval Our feature today is on promising young photographer Rhombie Sandoval. She is a photographer we have been following for some time, and as such we…

Everybody watch your step

by Tory Ho Tourism is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it brings in money and interest to a place. On the other, it brings bad attitudes, behaviour…

The Moor

by Robert Darch Our feature today focuses on Exeter-based photographer Robert Darch, who also runs Macula collective and, along with Jessica Lennan, the exhibition space Dodo Photo. Darch…

Steel City

by Leticia Batty Today we’re featuring Leticia Batty’s Steel City project, which explores the city of Sheffield. We were inspired by the simplicity of the concept of the…

Lost Place

by Kamil Śleszyński Featured today is self-taught documentary photographer Kamil Śleszyński. Based in Bialystok, Poland, he focuses on long-term projects that focus on the complex relationships between people…

On the Fringe

by Andrew Mellor Andrew Mellor is a landscape photographer, born and raised in Blackpool in North West England and still currently living there. The landscape is Mellor’s main…

The Archive Collective

Today we’re sharing something a bit different and very special; photographer Elena Cremona and publication The Archive Collective – run by Maela Ohana – are collaborating on the…

Hometown

by Fábio Miguel Roque Today we’re featuring Portuguese photographer Fábio Miguel Roque, who also heads up the small publishing house The Unknown Books and also Preto Collective, a collective who…

Drake’s Folly

by Dan Mariner Featured today is British documentary photographer Dan Mariner, who is currently living in Bodø, Norway. Dan works as a freelance photographer, spending his time between…

Love of the Land

by Daniel Regan Featured today is portrait and fine art photographer Daniel Regan. Regan originally hails from Essex, moved to Brighton where he gained his BA in photography,…

False Memory: Reimagining of the ruined landscapes of Latin America.

by Dante Busquets Featured today is Berlin-based Mexican photographer Dante Busquets, whose work first caught our attention on Twitter. It was the above portrait of the unidentified and…

Between Spaces

by Garry Loughlin   Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, Irish but Belgium-based photographer Garry Loughlin took to bicycle to travel on his very own version of the well-worn American…

Midwest Dirt

by Nathan Pearce We were immediately taken in by photographer Nathan Pearce’s way of working; he has created several smaller projects which all connect and form a larger…

Travels in a Strange Land: Dark Spaces

by Matt Botwood Photographer Matt Botwood’s project Travels in a Strange Land: Dark Spaces is featured on of the land & us today. We spotted Botwood’s enchanting project…

The Northeast Kingdom

by Andrew Frost Today we’re having a look at Andrew Frost’s The Northeast Kingdom. What caught me first of all was the name. The Northeast Kingdom seems like…

An Empty Valley

by Ettore Moni Featured today on of the land & us is Italian documentary photographer Ettore Moni and his project An Empty Valley. Ettore’s work immediately hooked us…

The Last Stand

by Marc Wilson Today we’re looking at The Last Stand, a long-term project on a combination of topics including landscape, memory and history, from photographer Marc Wilson. The…

Occupied – Portraits from the West Bank

by Liam Arthur Featured today on of the land & us is London-based photographer Liam Arthur, and his recent project Occupied – Portraits from the West Bank. Liam’s project…

Direction of Travel

James Duncan Clark’s Direction of Travel is an immersive and curious series which documents a London landscape in the midst of change; the “urban regeneration” caused by the…

Peripheries

by JM Ramirez-Suassi This project reveals a side of Spain that people rarely see, that some will never see. It’s great to look at a project that focuses…

Kenneth Gray

Today we’re featuring Kenneth Gray who’s based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kenneth’s shown work revolves around two locations, Foutainbridge and The Lanes, both in Scotland. We liked his work…

History Lessens

Tom Wilkinson History Lessens is a visually beautiful project by photographer Tom Wilkinson. It jumped out at us not just because it’s shot on black and white film,…