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Photography as art

Posted on September 30 2019 at 10:40:08 0 comments

Bryce Canyon

Bromsgrove artist Richard McIlwraith hopes to inspire readers with his travel pictures.

If they are strong enough pieces of art, the images within this article will snag your attention and make you ask, “where is that?”

The photographs were taken this summer on an off-the-beaten-track driving adventure through the south-west USA.

If you are considering a trip across the pond and would like to witness some of the less well-known scenery of the geologically diverse landscape of the States, please contact my wife and me through .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

No charge; just, hopefully, some wise advice from a couple who visit North America’s National and State Parks as frequently as possible. My wife is busy planning trip 34 as I write!

There’s plenty of guidance available out there in books and on the internet for travellers to Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and so on but, for value-for-money glamping in Kanab, for discovering dinosaur bones fused into Utah rock and for descending 800 feet into King’s Palace in North America’s most extensive cavern system, information is harder to find. Do get in touch – we are happy to help our fellow villagers.

So, is this art? Or just a series of holiday snaps? I’d say that the power of the image gives the answer to that question.

If you’ve found yourself glued to the pictures and only skim-read the text then the image has functioned, perhaps, as art.

As ever, I hope you are finding your creative outlet and allowing it to expand your outlook and horizons. Perhaps photography may be that outlet. . .

Please get in touch if you’d like me to write about an art event near you:
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