I was recently contacted by a book publisher who was looking for a suitable image for the front cover of a new book; he was looking for a dark and mysterious image to represent the Fenlands.
'Fenland' Book by Peter Corr
Followers of this blog may recall the project I completed during the lockdown; a series of black and white photographs of the Cambridgeshire Fenland landscape, focusing on the archetypal topography of dykes and rivers, tilted telegraph poles, uneven roads disappearing into the far distance, and semi-derelict abandoned houses.
'A Punch to the Heart' Book by Andrew Humphrew
The book, by Andrew Humphrey, is called 'Debris', (published by HeadShotPress) and they decided to use the image of a farmhouse you see. Andrew has been described as East Anglia’s laureate of loss and alienation, Andrew’s short fiction has appeared in Crimewave, Midnight Street, Black Static and The Third Alternative. This photograph was taken at Ten Mile Bank, just off the road to Ramsey. This house was shot a few years ago and no longer exists, having been replaced by a new building on exactly the same footprint. In Debris, I understand that the dilapidated house represents the emotional deterioration of one of the characters, as well as the location.
'A Punch To The Heart' by Andrew Humphrey
'Fenland' Landscape Photography by Peter Corr
'A Punch to the Heart' Book by Andrew Humphrey
There is a follow-up book of short stories by Andrew titled, 'A Punch To The Heart' and the photograph of a misty, dark and isolated Fenland road below has been chosen for the cover. I do feel that the Cambridge Fenlands is the perfect setting for isolation and psychological breakdown. I'm really impressed with how the photos look as book covers and I'm looking forward to reading both of the books.
“Andrew Humphrey has a gentle, lovely feel for the emptinesses within us, and for all the floorings – personal, social, spiritual, worldly – we fall through. He knows that the lives we imagine are a fine script, the ones we live but a scrawl.” – James Sallis
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I will be exhibiting abstract landscape artwork inspired by the Fenlands in Britain at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, London this May 5-8. I will be exhibiting with Linton 59 and Darryl Nantais Art Gallery is representing my artwork. I do hope you can be there and see my artworks up close.
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I am a British artist based in Ely, Cambridgeshire and my work is sought by collectors here in the UK and worldwide. I have exhibited recently at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair, The Babylon Gallery in Ely, The Art in East Anglia Gallery, in Bury St Edmunds, The Darryl Nantais Gallery in Linton, The Michael House Centre and The Locker cafe in Cambridge. I also have collections of my artwork in prestigious office settings in major towns and cities throughout the country.
I work in mixed media, oil, cold wax, acrylic, bitumen and on both medium and large-scale canvases. My techniques involve a range of techniques and processes including, drawing, painting, collage, printing and mixed media applications. My main subject matter is landscape and abstraction and many of my paintings are located somewhere between figurative and non-figurative approaches to image-making.