in the moment

rock face, Kings Head

What I find attractive about large format is not just the slowness compared to contemporary digital photography. It is both the intensity of the moment and the expansion of the space of that moment. Large format landscape photography is about waiting for the wind to drop, the clouds to cover the sun, and the light to highlight the object. It means that you are acutely attuned to what is happening around you.

This traditional slow photography is in contrast to the digital image-making that owes as much to computing as it does to optics; a form of image making that is increasingly overturning the conventions of traditional photography.

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