Not Exactly Nature Writing – Photographing Mellis

20 August 2016 // Photography //Remembrance

This essay first appeared in the programme book for the sixty-ninth Aldeburgh Festival, published by Aldeburgh Music, Suffolk, 2016. All words and pictures © Justin Partyka I never met Roger Deakin. At one time it seemed our paths would cross, but they never did. He was the author of three celebrated books — Waterlog: A […]

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Hebden’s non-eponymous bridges

21 July 2016 // Books //Photography

Richard Carter shares a few favourites from his photo-project ‘Hebden’s Other Bridges’ “Is this the Hebden Bridge?” visitors invariably ask when you show them the 16th-century packhorse bridge spanning Hebden Water in the centre of town. Well, yes it is. And a lovely bridge it is too, with its three wide gritstone arches and steep […]

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Small Town Inertia

16 July 2016 // Photography

Hi Jeff, You may already know of JA Mortram and his ‘Small Town Inertia’ photo series, but if not, I wanted to draw your attention to it in case it was something that might be right for CBTR. I think they’re extraordinary. The compassion behind the whole project is staggering – and very necessary right […]

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The Keartons: Inventing Nature Photography

15 July 2016 // Books //On Nature //Photography

The Keartons: Inventing Nature Photography by John Bevis (Uniformbooks, paperback with flaps, 192 pages. Out now and available in the Caught by the River shop, priced £14.00.) Review by Justin Partyka I spend a lot of time out walking in the country – down tracks, lanes and footpaths, in woods and around fields. I have […]

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Cutlers Rough

4 July 2016 // On Nature //Photography

Words and pictures: Mat Bingham I was struggling to keep my fingers and toes warm. Inhaling the crisp cold air was painful as we talked about the process upgrade at Frankley water treatment works. I was distracted from the discussions about chemical dosing systems and the relative merits of Type 316 stainless steel over concrete […]

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