rhythm of walking

jul-20 | #ettrick #philiphaugh #selkirk #multipleexposure
#midsummer #lateevening #artistswhowalk #artistswhowander #walkingasartisticpractice

“The rhythm of walking generates a kind of rhythm of thinking, and the passage through a landscape echoes or stimulates the passage through a series of thoughts. This creates an odd consonance between internal and external passage, one that suggests that the mind is also a landscape of sorts and that walking is one way to traverse it. A new thought often seems like a feature of the landscape that was there all along, as though thinking were travelling rather than making.”

Wanderlust, A History of Walking | Rebecca Solnit

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2 Replies to “rhythm of walking”

  1. Sue,
    How strange that I should come across your exquisite images today when I was thinking of making multiple exposures of the beautiful grasses moving in the wind on the Blackford Hill. Your photographs always inspire me: I keep returning to your website – it is a calm oasis in these strange times. And I’m intrigued by your complementary texts: I wonder if you have read Kathleen Jamie’s “Findings” etc.?
    Keep making these entrancing images – they are a gift to us all.

    1. Hi, Lesley – so lovely to hear from you and such kind words as always! My explorations with multiple exposure came about as a result of an online course I did on Walking as Artistic Practice – very interesting. My readings are in many cases inspired by all the various texts that Kate has been doing since her Masters – which continue – as she is always challenging me (as she does) to keep searching and learning. I’m currently reading ‘It Doesn’t Have to be in Focus’ with one of your original images to hand – I think it is of red and yellow tulips? Then I’ll definitely be off to have a look at Kathleen Jamie … Hope you are all keeping as well as you can in these strange times indeed xx

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