Quote of the Day:

Fay Godwin

  • And in fact I don't believe there is such a thing as a definitive picture of something. The land is a living, breathing thing and light changes its character every second of every day. That's why I love it so much.
  • Maybe black and white is the best medium for landscapes, I don't know.
  • I hardly teach. It's more like a gathering of minds looking at one subject and learning from each other. I enjoy the process.
  • After Land I wanted to continue exploring the theme but I needed a new challenge so turned to colour. I explored Bradford and produced a series of urban landscapes that I liked, but because Land had made such an impact on the general public my colour work wasn't reviewed.
  • Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children. No formal training.
  • But I was, and still am, an avid reader and so when I first started I chose to photograph many of the great writers in this country to try and earn a living.
  • I don't get wrapped up in technique and the like.
  • I had been working in colour for ten years or so and looked at digital and liked the possibilities it gave me.
  • I have always been a very keen walker, though, and I often took a camera with me on my walks.
  • I have always loved reading, so was interested in the literary world, and took many literary portraits.