Just my cynical jokey take on modern tourism and the impact on our wild spaces...
Everest summit 1953 - Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay
Everest summit 2019
Anyone else got any artwork to post?
I wonder if the same artist has done one for 2059?!
Here is some Scott Naismith. His work invokes some sort of emotion within me but i think its because its impressionist rather than realist. He paints Scottish sea and landscapes. I was lucky to visit the Western Isles in 2017. His paintings conjure the feelings i had while in this wild landscape far more than looking at any photographs.
Beautiful. I'd like a copy of that.
2059? By then, there'll probably be a casino up there. The rarefied atmosphere will probably get people to spend more at the tables.
Or a 'Himalayan Experience' theme park, maybe. You can just imagine what kind of roller-coaster they'd have...
I discovered this artist quite by accident a few weeks ago. She's just starting to get recognition after years of obscurity in which she almost gave up.
She describes herself as an artist of 'the almost gone'. I was really taken by her images of the London I knew as a kid growing up - a London that no longer exists:
Here's one of hers. Her images make me think of Edward Hopper, whose paintings - including the famous 'Nighthawks' - seemed to capture a very real sense of loneliness and dislocation in the ordinary and mundane.
The story of the 'Nuestro Pueblo' (commonly known as 'The Watts Towers'), built by construction worker Sabato Rodia over the course of 33 years.
A stunning example of 'outsider art'.
Another photomontage. The central block is where I lived from ages 9 to 14 - up to 1974. It's in Battersea, South London. Our flat was on the first floor - the five windows on the far right.
Approach to the City
I regard my photography as an artwork.
This is the mood I'm in at the moment.
Great photos! I love the subtle colours showing through in the black and white. The best of both.