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the new english landscape

My good friend, the photographer Jason Orton, and the writer Ken Worpole have started an interesting new blog The New English Landscape.

For nearly a decade we – the photographer Jason Orton and writer Ken Worpole – have collaborated on documenting the changing landscape and coastline of Essex, particularly its estuaries, islands and urban edgelands. We have also explored many aspects of contemporary landscape topography and architecture, publishing a number of essays and one book, 350 Miles. We are currently working on a new book called The New English Landscape.

Horsey Island  copyright Jason Orton

Horsey Island
© Jason Orton

This definitely looks worth keeping an eye on.  Jason and I lived together when we were undergraduates in Colchester.  I’m looking forward to a short trip in the autumn to re-visit some of this fascinating and overlooked landscape.


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Fascinating and overlooked, indeed. Robert Macfarlane’s excellent, recent TV documentary about this very subject comes to mind – plus, of course, the chapter ‘Salt Marsh’ in his book “The Wild Places’.

Comment by The Solitary Walker

yes – and not far from Sebald territory either. And this is land inextricably tied up for me with revising for Finals!

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