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    12 months ago

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    Hillforts look amazing from the air: the ripple effect and autumn colours are extraordinary and it’s a view that the human eye usually never sees.

    It’s an unusual sort of photography as you are not seeing the image through the lens in real time, so you don’t know what’s going to happen until it’s been processed.

    I’m always looking for abstraction because I think when the eye and the brain are struggling to interpret what they are looking at, all sorts of magic happens and something of the origins of that ancient site gets through to you.

    I grew up in Wales, living among these ancient places – my mother’s and grandparents’ ashes are scattered on a bronze age mound.

    I would sleep on Salisbury Plain, get up at sunrise and take pictures of bronze age cemeteries near Stonehenge while on the verge of tears.

    Born: Cardiff, 1969.Trained: “MA Visual Anthropology.”Influences: “Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson.”High point: “Shooting around Stonehenge in the snow during the pandemic, when there were no people about.”Low point: “Locking myself out of my van naked during a blizzard in the Cairngorms.”Top tip: “Never press the snooze button – get up and do that thing, because you never know.”

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