“Momently clinging to the things we knew — Friends , footpaths, hedges, house and animals. Till bourne along like twigs and bits of straw we sink below the sliding stream of time.”
John Betjeman, On leaving Wantage, 1972
A photo series made along the Ridgeway, England’s oldest road, during a 6 day walk in September 2013 backpacking and wild camping where possible along the 87 miles from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon. Most of the photos were taken with a 400mm telephoto lens more commonly used for sports and wildlife photography in order to isolate graphic elements in the distant landscape.
For at least 5000 years travellers have used the Ridgeway. Originally connected to the Dorset coast, the Ridgeway provided a reliable trading route to The Wash in Norfolk. The high dry ground made travel easy and provided a measure of protection by giving traders a commanding view, warning against potential attacks.
This photo series was conceived of as a follow-on project from my walk along the Thames last year Sweet Thames, run softly till I end my song.
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Thanks to all the architects who came to last weeks Architects Eye Photography Workshop and everyone at ROCA Gallery and International Art Consultants for making the event a success.
I’ll be publishing my slides from the workshop, including seven tips for better architectural photography, in the new Tips & Techniques section on this blog over the coming weeks…..
Saxo Bank Headquarters by Architects 3XN, Copenhagen, Denmark. Built: 2009. The building is next to Horten HQ by the same architects.
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