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I discovered Jason's work in 350 Miles - An Essex Journey , a book which resulted from a collaboration with the writer Ken Worpole. I was captivated by Jason's beautiful photographs and was very pleased to hear of the publication of The New English Landscape, which continued the successful collaboration between writer and photographer. Jason photographs to me often seem to be completely devoid of any drama - be that lighting, composition or subject - which gives them a great calmness (and thus represent a certain characteristic of estuarine landscapes very well); yet the seeming absence of drama invites to examine the images more closely, to decipher the traces of man's interaction with landscape.

Please see Jason's website for his other work, which includes a great series of the River Lea. Creative Review reviewed The New English Landscape upon publication, featuring a brief interview with Jason. Whilst most of his work focuses on British landscapes, he did a remarkable series of photographs for a Spanish Winery Telmo Rodriguez, photographing the landscapes which produce their various wines. Jason recently collaborated with Witherford Watson Mann Architects on their Walthamstow Wetlands project (which is actually well worth a visit!), documenting the site before the works started, and photographing the finished project.

Jason Orton