Friday Inspiration: Thomas Joshua Cooper

I’m intrigued by Thomas Joshua Cooper’s work, made with a 100 year old field camera, particularly that which documents the atlantic basin. In this project Cooper is charting the extremities of the land and islands that surround the Atlantic Ocean. As I understand it each photograph begins as a location that he finds on a map, this is then further researched before the trip which because of the typically remote location often involves difficult journeys by air, sea and land. Once on site Cooper makes only one photograph, the product of a lot of gazing and waiting.

Some of this work is captured in his book ‘True‘ that I’m now waiting for to arrive.

Check out the video of Thomas Joshua Cooper below:

Friday Inspiration: Mickey Smith

One of the great pleasures in my life is being around the coast, being on and in the water. In that regard surf photographer Mickey Smith lives an enviable life. Click here to read an interview with Mickey published in Huck Magazine.

Check out Mickey’s short film ‘Dark Side of the Lens’ below.

DARK SIDE OF THE LENS from Astray Films on Vimeo.