Bill Brandt

Loch Slapin, Isle of Skye

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About this artwork

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.

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Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt