Findhorn, Moray, Scotland © Marc Wilson
The UK connection has been kind to me of late and Marc Wilson
's beautifully pensive project is the latest series that I am honoured to publish.
This is the landscape as witness to war, a project I heard about through the crowd-funding site Indie GoGo
. Receiving regular updates on something that you've contributed to is thrilling; the pleasure of publishing the final results? Priceless!
Here's Marc in his own words:
"Since late 2010 I have been researching, reccieing and shooting the photographs that make up The Last Stand, which aims to document some of the remaining physical remnants of war in the 20th century, along the coastlines of the UK and Northern Europe. These man-made objects and zones of defence now sit silently in the landscape, imbued with the history of our recent past. Some remain proud and strong, some are gently decaying. Many now lie prone beneath the cliffs where they once stood. Through the effects of the passing years, all have become part of the fabric of the changing landscape that surrounds them.
Whilst I capture the individual beauty of these objects in their landscapes, the series of photographs become much more than a set of traditional landscapes. My aim is that the collection will become a permanent photographic record of the past. A testament to the subjects physical form and the histories, stories and memories contained within, both of these wartime objects and the landscapes themselves.
With each passing year the evidence and memories fade a little more and it is especially for this reason that I have undertaken this project. I see every landscape as a witness to war and the passing time, each with a story to tell, whether it is one of unfulfilled defiance or one of tragedy.
This project takes in locations throughout the UK, from Cornwall in the south west of England to the far north west of Scotland; and along the northern coasts of Europe including those of France and Belgium.
The project is being supported by Spectrum Photographic in Brighton."View the full screen magazine photo feature
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