Arduous pictures

‘It is about a road which begins many miles before I come on its traces and ends miles beyond where I had to stop’, (‘The Icknield Way’ by Edward Thomas, 1913). So much in such few words. Thomas, a prodigious long-distance walker, was not just referring to the physical journey. Things must have been building … Continue reading Arduous pictures

Photography and Walking

Walking is not just exercise. Movement through a terrain affords us not only physical exploration but also a movement of mind and spirit... Many artists and thinkers have attested to this. Wordsworth is said to have walked 180,000 miles. One thinks of Arthur Rimbaud - 'I'm a pedestrian, nothing more!'; Immanuel Kant and his daily … Continue reading Photography and Walking