“I’m obsessed with the notion of the North, anything North I love,” he says. “It’s the remote poetry of the place. When I visit home and get out onto the fells of Cumbria, I feel an intense connection with the area, and the rural heritage of the North is very interesting. The folk art of Britain inspires me, and the industrial past. I want to document it in my own style.”His recent work takes the ancient heritage of the Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling carrying out a number of portraits of the contestants and the wrestling landscape.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Just found some of David Ellison's work today on BJP, who has done some photography work in Cumbria and has taken this environment for the subject of his recent work. He says in BJP: