Swaledale Abstract
One of the advantages of the large-format view camera is that the image appears to the photographer upside-down and laterally reversed, making for a view which is already abstracted from the scene before the lens. Seeing Swaledale in this way, I immediately began thinking in terms of shape and line, rather than meadows and farm-buildings. Using monochrome film served to emphasise the stark lines, forming a very graphic composition - the closest I have come to using elements of the landscape in the same way that a painter might.
Location: Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK
Date: 09.2008
Medium: 5x4 monochrome negative