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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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 handed out by Hollywood, was a terrifying and lawless hot hell, and it’s the original discovery of the American West that intrigues French photographer Mélanie Desriaux. In […]

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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 your photography and art. Painting yields understanding of light, drawing yields understanding of composition and the necessary slowness and attention to detail in both of those things […]

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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 is ethereal, mysterious and sometimes provokes strange, unsettling feelings. Strange and unsettled is what we felt when we came across Alex de Bruycker’s serene, dark photography. de […]

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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 advertising photographers whilst also focusing and developing three long-term projects. Interested in photography from a young age, he gradually became interested in documentary photography and, specifically, the […]

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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 a quiet and beautiful portrayal of the Desertfest community; Desertfest being an annual weekender festival based in Camden dedicated to stoner rock music. Desert Fest is the result […]

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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? It was the technical ability displayed in Leonardo Magrelli’s Meerror that caught our attention, the difficulty that Magrelli has overcome in photographing mirrors, somehow without including himself. Of course, […]

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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 are greatly pleased to share her work today. Sandoval, normally based in Los Angeles, California, is currently artist-in-residence in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. She is traveling the Fjords of […]

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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 and congestion, amongst other things. Photographer Tory Ho, originally from Hong Kong, is currently studying and in her final year of photography at Falmouth University, an institute […]

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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 speaks to us about his wonderful project The Moor, a constructed, fictional documentary work influenced by Darch’s memories and nostalgia. It reimagines the area in a dystopian future […]

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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 work, which resulted from Batty’s love of the place. Sometimes less is more – not all art needs a complex narrative behind it and this is what […]

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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 and works often with a large-format camera. Śleszyński’s Lost Place immediately captured us with its beautiful black and white photographs depicting an intimate and emotive picture of […]

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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 focus and interest, and he likes to explore the man-made landscape and the natural; the human impact within and on the landscape, and the sometimes far-reaching political, […]

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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 Earth Issue, which focuses on and investigates the relationship between fine art and the environment. As a platform whose focus is on “the land and the people […]

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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 focus only on black and white photography. After studying photography at the Portuguese Institute of Photography, he began his career working as a photojournalist and creating work […]

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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 commissions and refining his practice as a documentary photographer. His main interests photographically lie in anthropology, and he often seeks themes within this subject which explore how humans […]

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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, and now lives in London where he completed his MA in photography at the renowned London College of Communication. He discovered photography at a young age which […]

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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 road trip. Between Spaces is the series of work that resulted from his journey, focusing on Louglin’s interest in “documenting the beauty of banality”. The images are quiet […]

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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 narrative together, which has become his project Midwest Dirt. Pearce describes the Midwest as having a “stillness”, and it’s something he manages to capture beautifully. The majority of photographs […]

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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 online, and it was the strange and inconceivably detailed photographs that appear to be monochrome landscapes from another world that drew our attention so completely. Are these […]

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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 it could be a magical land straight out of a fantasy novel, and I couldn’t wait to have a look at Frost’s series, to see what this […]

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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 with the fact that it was all shot on large-format. We love film photography, and it’s a pleasure to see beautiful large-format work, and Ettore’s project absolutely […]

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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 project documents some of the physical remnants of the Second World War on the coastlines of the British Isles and Northern Europe, focusing on military defence structures […]

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Liznojan

by Joanne Coates Today we’re featuring young photographer Joanne Coates and her body of work Liznojan. This project is a wonderful exploration of Englishness and the outskirts of this land, where Coates uses the action of walking to experience it. It’s an intriguing amalgamation of documentary and fantasy, and the portraiture reveals some fascinating characters […]

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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 2012 Summer Olympics. James uses found objects off the streets of the areas surrounding and within the evolving (or devolving?) landscapes, hand in hand with large-format photographs. […]

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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 on this side of Spain, that avoids the typical beautiful beaches, hot summer sun and dense mountain forests. JM Ramírez-Suassi is the photographer behind this project, named […]

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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 because of the simple documentary nature of the series, which focuses on the changing landscape of the city, and how the scenes he captures – full of […]

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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, but because we enjoyed reading and learning about the intriguing concept behind the project, of how we visually perceive the history of the land. Read below to […]

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Daniel Zenker

Daniel Zenker is a graphic designer and photographer who we interviewed as part of our relaunch week a while ago. Daniel’s work caught our eye because interestingly, we could immediately see in his work a combination of graphic design and photography. His work is full of strong, clean lines that comes from the graphic design […]

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Darren Riley

Darren Riley is an amateur photographer who works almost exclusively with Lomography cameras. We admire this unique style and we’re especially drawn in because of Darren’s consistency in his use of Lomography cameras, something we rarely see done well. We also admire that he pairs the Lomography style with a traditional subject like the British […]

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Ekaterina Vasilyeva

Ekaterina Vasilyeva is a freelance photographer working in a mixed genre of documentary and fine-art photography and is based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ekaterina recently sent us her project 40 Days Of High And Low Tides, a visual narrative of the end of her stay in England where she had been living for two years. […]

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Chelsea Rooke

Today we’re talking to photographer Chelsea Rooke as one of our last interviews for our re-launch week. Chelsea is a photography student from the United Kingdom who is just about to graduate, and we spotted her beautiful work online. Her landscapes are awe-inspiring and really do demonstrate the meaning of ‘sublime’. Have a look below […]

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Domesticated Landscapes

Thomas Hofer As part of our relaunch week, Of The Land & Us (formerly Eyes Forward Magazine) are doing an interview a day with a landscape photographer, and today we’re talking to Thomas Hofer, a recent photography graduate based in London. We were entranced by Hofer’s project Domesticated Landscapes and decided to ask him a […]

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Awoiska van der Molen

We have relaunched! As part of our relaunch week, Of The Land & Us (formerly Eyes Forward Magazine) are doing an interview a day with a landscape photographer, and today we’re talking to Awoiska Van Der Molen. Van Der Molen’s dark and monochrome imagery immediately drew us in because of their beautfil darkness, something we […]

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