FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION: Thomas Joshua Cooper: Scattered Waters Sources Streams Rivers11 October – 29 November 2014Private ViewFriday 10 October, 6 – 8pmThomas Joshua Cooper is one of the most celebrated and distinctive landscape photographers working anywhere in the world today. He was born in California in 1946, of mixed Jewish and Cherokee descent, but has lived in Scotland for many years. He is the founding Head of Photography at Glasgow School of Art but spends much of his working life away from Scotland in the role of explorer, seeking out the edges of the world. Like artists such as Richard Long and Hamish Fulton, Cooper is a traveller, he is a nomadic artist whose extraordinary photographs are made at significant points at the extremities of the globe.
The most fabulous photographer- saw some of his amazing photographs in the Haunch of Venison when located at the rear of the RA in Piccadilly…worth a visit to see his beautiful images!
Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
‘The capturing of any one image can involve months of preparation and arduous travel as the given location is first found on a map, tracked down and then photographed; each place the subject of a single 5 x 7 inch negative, taken with a weighty wooden field camera from 1898. They are meditative, almost philosophical images, hovering between abstraction and intense figurative detail, exquisitely hand printed by the artist in the late nineteenth century manner, with layers of selenium and silver.’