Uplands. Storm Passing; Uplands. Snowstorm Passing
© Courtesy of Richard and John Buckham.

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Uplands. Storm Passing; Uplands. Snowstorm Passing about 1920
Buckham was the leading aerial photographer of his day and was renowned for his atmospheric shots of the landscape. He felt that the most spectacular cloud formations and theatrical light could be captured on “stormy days, with bursts of sunshine and occasional showers of rain”. Over the years he amassed a vast collection of photographs of skies which he integrated with a separate landscape photograph to enhance the drama and create a more impressive composition. In this image the undulations of the snow covered hills are mirrored in the cloudy sky. Buckham introduces a sense of scale through the lone plane silhouetted against a cloud.

Glossary Open

Composition

The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

Silhouette

Images showing an outline with no internal detail set against a contrasting background. It is specifically used for portraits of this type cut from paper.

Composition, Silhouette

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 197.14
  • Medium Silver gelatin print
  • Size 46.00 x 38.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund 2008