Lacock Abbey

Blue supermoon, and two superstars, at Lacock Abbey

Image: Sharrington Tower in the Moonlight I, 2018. Photograph by Sheona Beaumont. Photographing celestial events is something I can’t resist. I’ve had my camera trained on the Venus & Jupiter conjunction of 2012, two eclipses in 2015 (one lunar and one solar), and tonight’s blue supermoon. My approach is decidedly non-technical. With wildly varying results, …

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Launching in Lacock

The season turns, and it’s time to re-emerge again in a more public frame for practice and research. It has been two years to the week since the last blog post, in which I declared a ‘going-to-ground’ period on arrival in Lacock, Wiltshire. The characteristics of such a long withdrawal are far from being blank, …

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Landing in Lacock

Image: Lacock Abbey 2003 and 2015. Photographs by Adam Beaumont. As I write my 100th blog post, it seems a fitting time to pause for reflection on my directions past, present and future. This summer I moved with my husband and two children to the village of Lacock, Wiltshire. I leave behind 20 years of …

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Back to the beginning with Fox Talbot

  A photographic image is true and false in equal measure. (Quote from Gerry Badger in The Genius of Photography, p.8). The earliest days of photography don’t bring any ideological foundation to its trajectory through history. The one thing you can’t do with a consideration of photography’s story is to call it The Story of …

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