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John Davies, 1983 Agecroft Power Station, Salford. From "Photographs from the British Isles 1979 - 2009"

Big pictures: John Davies black and white landscape photograph of Agecroft Colliery, Salford 1983

The First Photograph of a Human ”Boulevard Du Temple” [Paris, 1838] by Deguarre

Photograph by Louis Daguerre of the Boulevard du Temple, Paris. Taken late 1838 or The first ever photograph of people. (Towards the bottom left corner there is a man having his boots polished).

Trawsfynydd Nuclear Power Station, Snowdonia 1994 © John Davies

John Davies Trawsfynydd Nuclear Power Station, Snowdonia 1994 large format black and white landscape photograph

Netherthorpe, Sheffield 1981 © John Davies

John Davies black and white landscape photograph: Netherthorpe, Sheffield 1981

Spend some time alone.

Spend some time alone.

In ancient times when man had not quite got round to inventing the wristwatch, the most reliable source of telling the time was the sun, moon, and stars. There seems to be several opinions of who came up with the moon planting calendar first.

Agecroft Power Station, Salford, 1983, John Davies. Davis explains in his book, The British Landscape, about the urban landscapes. "We are collectively responsible for shaping the landscape we occupy and in turn the landscape shapes us whether we are aware of it or not." And I agree.

John Davies: Agecroft Colliery, Salford 1983 The rhythm of the cooling towers in the vast, sparse landscape seems quite eerie

"this is tomorrow" (1956), whitechapel art gallery, london, curated by lawrence alloway. installation view with works by nigel henderson, eduardo paolozzi, allison smithson and peter smithson

"this is tomorrow" whitechapel art gallery, london, curated by lawrence alloway. installation view with works by nigel henderson, eduardo paolozzi, allison smithson and peter smithson

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