Pictures from the Hoo

Michael Collins
Michael Collins' large format photographs of the Hoo Peninsula take you on a Winterreise through this strange, unsettling spit of land that protrudes into the Thames Estuary.
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Inspired by the plein air landscape paintings and Record Picture survey photography of the nineteenth century, Michael Collins' large format photographs of the Hoo Peninsula take you on a Winterreise through this strange, unsettling spit of land that protrudes into the Thames Estuary. Charles Dickens used this land of muddy saltmarshes and tidal flats as the setting for the convict's escape in Great Expectations, which David Lean filmed off the peninsula's southern shore. The decaying remains of Victorian industry are pictured within the estuarine landscape; hulks sinking into the mud, cement works crumbling back into the clay. The remnants of their early twentieth century counterparts, twisted and rotten, subside in an endless cycle, while the more modern power stations shroud the meadows under avenues of electricity pylons. This precarious landscape, often identified as a "site of otherness", awaits an uncertain future under the gaze of ambitious infrastructure policymakers, whose plans range from a new London airport to a new town. The text in Pictures from the Hoo Peninsula is in English and German, and comprises an essay about Hoo from Roger Leverdier, and an afterword by Michael Collins. There is also a pair of 19th and 21st century maps of the peninsula.

Publisher: Verlag Kettler

Size: 240 x 210 mm

112 pages

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ISBN 13 9783862064908
Publisher Kettler
Signed Copy No
Date Published 2017
Dimensions 240 x 210 mm
Edition 1st
Binding Hardcover
No. of Pages 112
Image Count 40
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