FEATURED ARTICLES

ALONE | Mike Colechin

  Over the last few years my photographic practice has become part of the way I make sense of life - an important creative outlet, which has also become a way of exploring the emotional connections I make with the world around me. As a fairly cerebral character I...

ULTERIOR SHIFT | Stephen Segasby

      Landscape, a space we enter and a place we leave. Regardless of original intent the landscape has a changing effect upon us. This may be a learned response to aesthetic beauty or alternatively ugliness, but it is often much more, something...

CONVERGENCE | Valda Bailey

My first visit to Dubai was almost 25 years ago and came about as a consequence of an ill-considered trip to the Maldives. It very quickly became apparent that neither myself, nor my then future husband were the type of people who could happily roost on an island...

THRESHOLD | Alastair Cook

I am not a landscape photographer. I suppose if there’s anything photographic I can do competently it’s take photographs of people - I like a mug shot, me.     It’s a real honour to be asked by ITO to show you something, but I have no landscape series, no...

GAP IN THE HEDGE | Dan Wood

Bwlch-y-Clawdd     Loosely based around nostalgia, ‘Gap in the Hedge’ reflects on a journey I used to make with my mother to the Rhondda Valley every saturday when I was a child, to visit family relatives. My daughter and I now regularly make this same...

WARPED TOPOGRAPHIES | Richard Earney

Embarking on a project often results from a belated realisation that the work you've been producing has something about it; that links, that has coherence. It is rare that it occurs for me with images more than a few weeks or months old. It was even more unlikely that...

WHITE WHALE | Robert Darch

  The White Whale is a series of colour photographs taken in the south west of England. The title of the series takes its inspiration from the novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville, a tale of one man’s obsessive quest to hunt a mythical white whale. In the novel,...

JOE | by Chris Friel

INTRODUCTION When we first formed the Inside the Outside collective we had a clear vision of the type of photographic work we as a group were ourselves driven to create and the work of others we wanted to share. Paraphrasing from our collective’s statement...

Angus Carlyle’s despatches from Okinawa

Angus Carlyle's despatches from Okinawa Angus is currently in Okinawa working on Zawawa, a long-term collaboration with an anthropologist, a media artist and an acoustic scientist. Generously he will be sharing a few words with ITO whilst he's there, in his now...

ELUTRIATE | Kathleen Donohoe

Elutriate: To purify, separate, or remove by washing. To purify by straining.     I am in the back seat of my father's car. I am sitting next to the window. My elbow is digging into the arm rest and I am pressed firmly against the door. No one in my family...

STRÁINSÉAR | Guy Dickinson and Alison Morris

'Salt off the sea whets the blades of four winds. They peel acres of locked rock, pare down a rind of shrivelled ground; bull-noses are chiselled on cliffs.'  Seamus Heaney, from ‘Synge on Aran’     No matter the point of origin and regardless of whether one...

THE ITO EXHIBITION | A virtual tour and review by Tom Wilkinson

I came to this exhibition at somewhat of a personal crossroads; a dilemma about whether the pictures in my new body of work are good enough, contemporary enough, challenging enough. There is a lot of expectation for landscape photographers to reach the most far away...