Catchwater

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Each image in this Fenland Landscape collection has been created using a series of texture layers with additional editing in Adobe Lightroom.

‘Even here, we go carefully, for cartography itself is not a neutral activity. The drawing of maps is full of colonial echoes. The civilised eye seeks to view the world from above, as something we can stand over and survey. The Uncivilised writer knows the world is, rather, something we are enmeshed in — a patchwork and a framework of places, experiences, sights, smells, sounds. Maps can lead, but can also mislead. Our maps must be the kind sketched in the dust with a stick, washed away by the next rain. They can be read only by those who ask to see them, and they cannot be bought’.

One thought on “Catchwater

  1. It reminds me of back home on the farm. I have fond memories of when I was a wee boy out in the fields playing with my siblings. The patch lands looks very much like this, especially looking at the irrigation channel. My mother would rouse on me for swimming in them, because I would come back with leeches all over me.

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