The Imagined Country.

Blog of thoughts and actions for Photographer and Visual Artist, Matthew Hoyland.



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Okay, so how do I make sense of that never ending flow, the fog that covers life here and now? How do I see through that, how do I cross that boundary? Do I walk down the street and make pictures of strangers, do I make a drama-tableaux with my friends, do I only photograph my beloved, my family, myself? Or maybe I should just photograph the land, the rocks and trees—they don’t move or complain or push back. The old houses? The new houses? Do I go to a war zone on the other side of the world, or just to the corner store, or not leave my room at all? Yes and yes and yes.

—Paul Graham.

Peacock at Newstead abbey

Peacock at Newstead abbey

Nikki

Nikki

Taken on the final game of the 2013/14 season at Notts County, Meadow lane. 

Taken on the final game of the 2013/14 season at Notts County, Meadow lane. 

Earlier this week I was commissioned by the talented head chef at the Lace Market Hotel in Nottingham to photograph a dish being made for inclusion in ‘The Great British Cook Book 2014’

Here are a few photographs to document the making of the dish, which in itself was a work of art. I even got to eat it afterwards.

The Major Oak,
Sherwood Forest,
Nottingham,

The Major Oak,

Sherwood Forest,

Nottingham,

This is what my Pentax and I look like.

This is what my Pentax and I look like.

Some Trees have all the luck.

Im Fascinated by ‘new builds’ 

Dream homes in dream locations. Anywhere and everywhere. At any cost.