So here are a few images from an on-going project documenting some of the features that make up (for me) the Cambridgeshire Fenlands. These are scans of some silver prints made over the last few years from various 5×4 cameras.
My printing style is slowly evolving and changing as I seek to express the unique identity of this landscape through my lens and darkroom.
Tick Fen, Glassmoor Bank, Bevill’s Leamington, Lodes End, Puddock Road and Ramsey Hollow the Middle Level of the Cambridgshire Fens evokes an air or mystery, intrigue, at once accessible and at the same time remote. The fens sit heavy under brooding skies where the light can change by the minute illuminating reeds and drains, tantalising the eye and fulling the soul with its endless beauty.
The fenland cottage. … I’ve been returning here to document it’s demise for 10 years or so. Sitting by the 40ft drain the cottage is now in a poor state but looks as though it will be renovated soon, some scaffolding gives the game away. So maybe my time with the fenland cottage is coming to an end …