During my initial research, I have come across a couple of books that might prove to be constructive references throughout this module, both for theoretical aspects about land & landscapes (Liz Wells) and practical information about British wildlife (Collins).
Land Matters: Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity – Liz Wells
Moving away from some of her general critical studies of photography (Photography: A Critical Introduction) I decided to concentrate towards Wells’ insight into issues relating to the subject of land and landscape photography. Within this, Wells discusses how photographers engage with concepts relating to land, in particular, its idealisation and representation. From this, the perception of land as a landscape, influences our political, national and environmental attitudes.
British Wildlife: A photographic guide to every common species (Collins Complete Guide)
During my initial research, I started to consider potential sources of reference and classification in terms of recognising wildlife. This simple guide gives nature enthusiasts an outline of common species of British wildlife, including each ones physical attributes, sightings etc…
Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature by Paul Martineau
Whilst considering potential influences from nature photographers, I came across this book by Paul Martineau upon SOLAR. I don’t currently have access to this yet but to gain a understanding of its significance, I found a review upon the Guardian website, in the Observer by Sean O’Hagan. This not only began to discuss the published work itself but also of Martineau’s influence and inspiration to others in his exploration and conservation efforts during his interaction with the American landscape.