MASTERS OF LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

(contributor) Nov 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fragile

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REVIEW by DOUG CHINNERY

‘The work in this book is an attempt to reconcile some of the conflicting aspects that are of interest to me in the landscape. The images here are an investigation into how the most fragile elements seem to have their very existence challenged and their vulnerability magnified when set against the strength and solidity of their surroundings.

I am fascinated by all manner of contrasts and contradictions and the work in this book is an attempt to reconcile some of the conflicting aspects that are of interest to me in the landscape. In much the same way as a colour will appear most luminous when placed next to a non-colour, ie grey, or its opposing colour in the colour wheel, so it is in nature.

The images here are an investigation into how the most fragile elements seem to have their very existence challenged and their vulnerability magnified when set against the strength and solidity of their surroundings.

Fragility can be conveyed in many ways. It can be expressed with light or shape or colour or movement and I hope this diversity is represented here. Paradoxically, fragile elements often appear to embody a tenacity and strength which refers back to the contradictions mentioned above. It is the embodiment of all these characteristics that I have tried to portray in this book.

I have set forth my intentions behind the images here, however I hope the viewer will feel free to place their own interpretation on what they see."

 

FEEDBACK

The serenely beautiful ‘Fragile’ by @tanyards arrived in the post. The word ‘meditative’ comes to mind repeatedly.It’s one of the most beautiful and thoughtful photobooks I’ve seen in recent years.

Fragility and contradictions so beautifully represented!

 A fraction of photobooks are truly "Art", but this is definitely one of them. The beautiful "Fragile" by @tanyards

Finally got the beautiful Fragile. Life feels even more fragile now, but in a good, appreciative way. Thank you

All 3 books have surprised and delighted me, although @tanyards book has blown me away completely!

I am blown away by @TripleKiteBooks new book Fragile by @tanyards. Congrats to the talented artist and publishers!
A wonderful and insightful talk by @tanyards today and thanks for signing your book they were flying off the shelf
Feeling quite overwhelmed by the quality of imagery in @tanyards book "Fragile". Quite spectacular in a quiet way. Buy one immediately!
 
This has just arrived by @tanyards from @TripleKiteBooks - I can confirm its fabulous. I'm in awe, frankly.
 
Congrats on the book, the photographs are beautiful. Its coming to the Lakes with me today for a proper peruse.
 
First look through 'Fragile' - congratulations to @tanyards on a wonderful book and hats off to @TripleKiteBooks
 
Postman delivered this today - stuffed full of fantastic images from Valda Bailey, and all done with the usual Triplekite Publishing quality! My favourite Triplekite book so far
 
Book arrived today, excellent and inspirational, cheers Valda.
 
All 3 books have surprised and delighted me, although @tanyards book has blown me away completely!
 
Just received my copy of Valda Bailey's new book 'Fragile' through the post, complete with dedication in the back. Awwww 🙂 It is a GORGEOUS thing indeed! Each individual image is intricately beautiful. When viewed as a collection in this form, the separate pieces build into a sensory and imaginative creative world. In this sense, 'Fragile' is like a visual equivalent of the poetry collections of Selima Hill - what an inspiration!
 
....a brilliant day, @tanyards talk a real highlight, the Fragile images looked stunning projected
 
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