Tag Archives: Peter Gordon. Ireland
Irish landscape photographer, Peter Gordon, describes his on-going project Atlantic Fringe as “a collection of landscape photography from the west of Ireland focusing on the counties that border the Atlantic from Donegal in the north to Cork in the south. The work focuses on the wild parts of these counties.” In a previous blog I referred to Peter’s work as being an inspiration to me and posted one of his award winning images. The photographs that he has included in Atlantic Fringe capture the same haunting beauty and mystery that informs so much of his work. I encourage you to take a look. http://www.explorelight.com/portfolio/irish-landscape-photography/
The conceptual focus of Atlantic Fringe has affected my thinking about the direction in which to take photography. I have been in search of an idea for a long term project on which to focus. Atlantic Fringe suggests a direction for me. At first I thought I might “mirror” Peter’s Atlantic fringe by photographing the part of the western fringe of the Atlantic Ocean that is directly across the ocean from each of his photographs. For now, I have ruled out that idea because it would require spending a large amount of time along the northern coast of Quebec. Although I envision this project as potentially life-changing even audacious plans can benefit from modest beginnings. With that in mind, this summer I plan to begin my photography project within my own little fringe of the Atlantic, holding steady between the 38th and 39th parallels, also known as the Delmarva Peninsula.