When I started this series I mentioned that I'd be showing prints from local and not-so-local artists. Here's the first of the not-so-local artists, Jeremy Barrett from the UK.
Jeremy and I met through Flickr. I have a clear fondness for the British landscape and Jeremy is a master at it. He was one of the first UK photographers I followed regularly on Flickr and I look forward to his woodland, Infra-red, and seascape works. The below image is from Glencoe, Scotland. The Scottish landscape seems to offer the photographer a plethora of image possibilities, always dramatic, always mysterious, always powerful and compelling. But, I think it's a location you'd have to visit again and again to get right, to understand it, to feel it.
Jeremy's image from Glencoe is rich with all that mystery and drama mentioned above. The rocky foreground shows a small stream flowing through the craggy rocks, leading the eye to a sharp peak. A peak with attitude: Forceful, dominant, daring. It's an imposing peak that punctures the sky. Though the color palette is nearly monochromatic the motion of the water provides life and movement and with the sky frames the image with color and light.
I was fortunate to meet Jeremy and his wife, Sarah in New Mexico in 2017 where Jeremy was showing a dozen or so of his prints in an exhibition in Santa Fe. Katherine and I took a nice drive out to one of my favorite areas and met two very nice people and experienced some impressive artwork. Having met Jeremy convinced me that I should own a piece of his work. I chose the one below, Peak to Peak, from Glencoe.
I tried to buy it anonymously but that didn't work. Jeremy saw what I was trying to do and sent me an e-mail admonishing me for the attempt, called me a nutter (a nutter is an artist of the highest calibre in Brit-speak, or so I'm told) and sent me a high rez file of the image. I made a print that I'm quite happy with even though it may miss some nuance of the artist's intent.
As always, go to the source to see the original and just use my iPhone pic as a tease. This Glencoe image is on Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vuzephotography/36248420525/in/dateposted/
Jeremy's website with all his exceptional work (check out the Infra-Red!) is here: https://www.vuzephotography.co.uk/
And, finally, Jeremy's blog post on the Santa Fe exhibition is here: Santa Fe Exhibition
Peak to Peak - Jeremy Barrett