It’s a place alright… but really it’s a place in time. Its grandeur is in fact a result of the time of day and the season… spring of course.
The rest of its make up is very transitory; a path through the sand dunes, that’s all.
New series for 2017.
Elemental aspects of light on ever changing tidal landscape.
More cosmic than organic is the intention.
Series previewed at Photo London May 2017
This is a series of drawings and BW photographs of saltmarsh in North Norfolk.
Book available here.
Eleven is pleased to present Anglia, new photographs by Harry Cory Wright. Through his 8 x 10 camera he vividly depicts ‘Anglia’, a rich parallel world which retains strong geographical references but is at once removed from any specific place. With nods both to Dan Brown’s historically steeped narratives and to Iain M Banks’s conjuring of future worlds beyond our own, he creates a series of photographs which prompt us to reconsider new ways of observing the timelessness of the present.
He explores the eastern lowlands of the British Isles, an area which holds deep traces of the old as well as the new, the ancient and future and the world that lies in between. Each image hints at these dichotomies. In Plate I. Cathedral (2015) the thick pillars, archways, vaulted ceilings, with the stained glass held by them, make up the nave of this venerable space. Through removing many of the characteristics associated with images of its everyday functionality, Cory Wright allows this empty space to become of universal contemplation where future possibilities can be glimpsed and grasped.
He infuses historical sites with prospect, with visions of what may come. Through abstracting elements of the environments he photographs, we re-evaluate these spaces and see the enchantment held therein. From the context of stars and constellations above and ancient scripts and carvings below, a land of magic is revealed. Made from centuries of human endeavour, each place transcends, becoming something intriguing, modern and full of potential.
Hey Charlie is a celebration of over fifty years of Cory Wright’s involvement with a particular bend in a river and the field beside it. These joyful images are the culmination of a lifetime of experience of the place in which he grew up and to which he has stayed connected throughout his life.
As reflected in the title. Cory Wright calls his brother’s name – a child’s shout, an adult’s beckoning – to coax him into causing a stir in a place they know so well. They are allowed once again to be little gods. They create interruptions in the otherwise placid landscape; set off rockets into an evening sky; peer inquisitively into a haze of smoke creeping around a river bend. These striking and transient impulses, and the photographs in which they are captured, were intended to shake off the burden of the past and of nostalgia, and to provoke the making of new memories; to re-imagine, reshape and reawaken a much-loved place.
Commission to photograph the island of Pabbay in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. All 10×8 inch camera.
“This camera I am using reveals a strong sense of place. I am intrigued by its ability to drink in and reveal such detail. In this series I want to use this very gritty and almost tangible, realistic quality of the photograph to explore notions of the imagination, the ethereal and the unspecific. What are the places we think and dream of? What are the landscapes of our mind? I chose to photograph places therefore that I had a strong perception of even before I had been there.
This is therefore less about specificity, time and place… more about breadth, emotion, preconception… and a ‘place in mind'” HCW
A six month circular tour through the landscape of the British Isles. Starting off at the spring equinox in Shetland, down through the borders into Northumberland, Yorkshire then out west to Cornwall. The journey started off as document to list the variety of sights we see in the British landscape, but soon became a personal kind of quest to find its very heart. Southern England through a hot midsummer before back north west to black granite of Skye and all its sense of place and prospect.
A six month circular tour through the landscape of the British Isles. Starting off at the spring equinox in Shetland, down through the borders into Northumberland, Yorkshire then out west to Cornwall. The journey started off as document to list the variety of sights we see in the British landscape, but soon became a personal kind of quest to find it’s very heart. Southern England through a hot midsummer before back north west to black granite of Skye and all its sense of place and prospect.
Concentrating on the feeling of density in a place.
2 campaigns here. First is a new one for VW California T6 camper van through Europe for Adam and Eve DDB. I have added some variations.
2nd campaign for Volkswagen ‘UP’ vehicle finding all the narrowest roads in the British Isles.
Charleston house for Bazaar.
War and Peace cast on set in Russia. BBC 2016
These are rough scans from the v850 of the 8 contact sheets taken on the shoot at Chanel’s Parisian apartment that features in Jan 2016 Harpers Bazaar.
The landscape of Qatar and pictures of construction of New Doha International Airport.
This is a travel story for Bazaar. Patti Seery runs these two magnificent boats in Indonesia. You can find more information through Original Diving website.
This is the garden where we lived for a few years. Very old, very pretty.
Portfolio for Harpers Bazaar August 2016. These guys were all so brilliant… a real privilege to work with them.
Will be glued to Rio now. Thank you.
A large scale project with 10×8 camera through China, India, Africa and Brazil for Actis 10th anniversary.
Actis is a multi asset emerging market investor.
The series took several months and resulted in the publication of book A Vantage Point and an exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery.