Loch Slapin, Isle of Skye
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Loch Slapin, Isle of Skye 1947
  • Scottish Art
The 1940s was a period of transition for Brandt as he moved away from the interest he took in social issues in the 1930s towards a more contemplative style. Like other artists in the post-war period, Brandt turned to rural themes in a search for continuity and tradition rather than innovation and disruption. Armed with a Kodak camera with no shutter and a wide-angle lens with a pinhole aperture, he was able to look at the world 'like a mouse, a fish or a fly'. The use of steep perspective in this picture creates a dramatic sense of space.

Glossary Open

Aperture

In photography, it is the opening in a camera that controls the amount of light able to pass through the lens.

Perspective

The principle of representing depth on a flat surface so that items further away from the eye appear smaller and parallel lines appear to converge.

Aperture, Perspective

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 254.2
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 33.70 x 29.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2000