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The Photography Portfolio of Darren Almond


A long-exposure photo of water under the full moonFullmoon@Seilebhig

British photographer Darren Almond captures beauty and desolation in his photographs of remote landscapes. The artist spends much of his practice travelling to uninhabited areas of wilderness in search of the perfect photo.


A misty photo of some treesCivil Dawn #5

 

A recent series of Almond’s works, collected in a book titled Fullmoon, comprises photographs taken at nighttime, using only the light of the full moon, captured with a long exposure – up to 15 minutes of exposure time for a photo. The effect of the full moonlight, captured creeping over the landscape, is one that softens the natural features of the Earth, making them appear to glow. There’s something eerie and almost haunting about these photos – the otherworldly colour tint that comes from the unconventional light makes things look long-abandoned, perhaps like a science-fiction glimpse into a far future without humans.

 

Even in photographs lit with daylight, Almond seems to tend toward overcast, misty weather. The dramatic, slightly shrouded appearance of Almond’s photographs reminds me of some images by Frederick Ardley, who also emphasizes a misty, enigmatic tone.


A photo of a tree and grass under a full moonFullmoon at Eifel 2


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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