09 October 2010

simon roberts - the work of

Simon Roberts' book, Motherland, is a beautiful, sensitive body of work which aims to reveal the way that Russian people identify themselves and the land they inhabit, and the intrinsic connection between the two.

At University I studied his portraits of the people and landscapes and absolutely loved the meditative qualities of his work - there's a certain sense of stillness to the images that draws the viewer closer.

I also love the painterly quality to his work - unlike alot of studies of russia with typically depressive, aggressive and dingy colours there is a beautiful crispness and clarity to the light of his photos.

Love it.

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