1) Message to Narcissus, Nesscliffe, Shropshire; 2) A quality of Dancing (tree with Cloud), Nesscliffe, Shropshire; 3) Ceremonial Dwellings, Horsley, Derbyshire by Thomas Joshua Cooper

Cooper has travelled the world for his art, visiting ‘uncharted’ territories on the boundaries of human civilisation.


Gelatin silver print
1) 12 x 17 cm; 2) 27.9 x 35.6 cm; 3) 12 x 17 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,840 ( Total: £9,600)
Acquired in:
Haunch of Venison

The landscape of the Midlands has always captured his imagination, prompting a number of return visits. Taken while Cooper was working in Nottingham as a lecturer on Nottingham Trent Polytechnic’s landmark Creative Photography course, these three small photographs capture his poetic vision of the area. The dense, monochrome images transform environmental features into textures, a tree becoming a streak across the mottled grey of a wall, wild flowers a splash of light against a dark backdrop of undergrowth.


Haunch of Venison.

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