Tim Clark | 1000 Words Magazine

posted by Michael on 01 January 2010

We are delighted to welcome Tim Clark, Editor of 1000 Words Magazine, as our very first Critic's Choice reviewer. Tim has dipped into the Troika Editions Collection and selected his favourite photograph and you can read all about his choice here.

"Rummaging through the treasure trove of stunning imagery that is Troika Editions, one inevitably ends up feeling hard pressed when asked to single out a favourite photograph, or photographer for that matter. The selection of images presents a range of styles, techniques and global reach but it is the images from closer to home that really struck a chord with me. So I have gone local and would like to highlight Polly Braden and David Campany´s collaborative project "Adventure in the Valley" as my choice.

Limo, Broxbourne by photographers Polly Braden and David CampanyThe work explores a secret pocket of wilderness in London's East End, loved by locals but virtually unknown to the rest of the capital´s population. I have taken many a walk along this stretch of the river which has now come to feel like my backstage pass to the city.

I was strongly taken by the image "Limo", and its perplexing landscape, but also by its confident aesthetic. The rigorous composition immediately arrests the eye - the wonderfully organic lines formed by the trees' branches and their reflection in the canal give a striking visual impression to the scene. The main focus of our attention though is of course, the Limo and the industrial waste land beyond it, the juxtaposition of which is strangely beautiful and perfectly embodies the project's wider concerns of exploring the collision and overlapping of rural and urban spaces."

Tim Clark- 1000 Words Magazine (January 2010)

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