Rockfalls, Rivermouths, Ponds: The Shape of Time by Jem Southam. Firs edition (1999). First impression. Large format hardback in very good condition. The book has some wear to boards and soft corner bumps. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Rockfalls, Rivermouths, Ponds: The Shape of Time
This stunningly designed book brings together three series of works made on the south coast of England by leading British photographer Jem Southam. These large format colour photographs have a monumental presence, depicting the interplay of natural, cultural and mythical elements. Southam returns to the same place again and again to patiently and meticulously trace changes over seasons and even years. Recording cliff rock falls, rivermouths and ponds, the images have a sense of stillness, yet each site is in a state of continual flux.
About Jem Southam
Jem Southam (b. 1950) is one of the most critically respected British landscape photographers working today. Celebrated for his important contribution to colour photography in Britain, Southam documents subtle changes in the landscape in relation to the passage of time.
So, Southam’s subject is the rural landscape of the South West of England, where he lives and works. His photographs are characterised by the observation of cycles of decay as well as renewal within nature. He returns to photograph a single location over the course of many months and years. He then layers and juxtaposes these images to reveal subtle changes and developments in the landscape. Recording nature’s entropic instability. His large and detailed colour photographs, captured with a large-format camera. Also often focus on mankind’s place in the environment. Therefore, showing the impact of human settlement on the natural world. Conversely, these images also capture the psychological effect of the environment on man, interrogating our cultural mythologies of natural formations and landscape.
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