In my landscapes, both rural and urban, I utilize crisp light and hard shadow to create a feeling of dark, brooding loneliness, a world devoid of the warmth of human presence. Using filters to turn the sky black challenges accepted perception; the dark sky contrasting with an eerily lit land. The buildings of Londons Square Mile become the perfect vehicle at weekends. Without the tide of humanity that flows on weekdays they lose their warmth and become alien forms as strange as any natural rock formations. The high desert wastes of Ladakh in the Himalaya, at 10,000 ft altitude ,have a sense of desolation all their own, accentuated by a sharp clear sky that scarcely requires filtering to produce a deep tone.

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