Image of the day: Beautiful Blighty

Posted on | October 19, 2009 | No Comments

Food-for-thought-Aberdeen-002-1-1IT’S not surprising that more than half of the winning images in the Guardian newspaper’s UK-wide landscape photography competition involved water. Another name for the place is the British Isles. What is striking is a creeping urban edge in a normally pastoral style of photography. While the winner featuring sunrise over the Isle of Skye was a lyrical ideal, this image by John Parminter, “Food for thought,” finds beauty and horror in its image of an abandoned shopping cart in the harbor of Aberdeen in northeastern Scotland.

For the full series, click here. The images will be on exhibit at London’s National Theatre after December 5th.

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