About this artwork

This image is part of an ongoing project exploring the landscapes of the First World War, in particular the Somme. Since the early 1980s Cattrell has been photographing the ways in which man scars nature whether through thoughtless agricultural and industrial processes or the destruction of war. He gives a sharp contemporary twist to Britain's romantic landscape tradition. His images can be read both literally and metaphorically. He is interested in the camera's potential for 'ambiguity and abstraction', allowing him to transform the landscape into a form of still life.

Peter Cattrell

Peter Cattrell