Thomas Joshua Cooper
"The world has no name, he said. The names of the hills and the mountains and the deserts exist only on maps. We name them that we do not lose our way. Yet it is because the way was lost to us already that we have made those names. The world cannot be lost."
- Cormac McCarthy

River Works: America-Scotland

The River Clyde, #1
Moving From the Firth, Upstream
silver gelatin print, selenium and gold chloride toned 16x23 in.

Cooper uses a large 'obsolete' 7x5 in. field camera familiar to photographers in the last century, which together with tripod and film weighs nearly 60kg. Cooper's images are made only after prolonged consideration, through a process that can take hours of gazing and waiting.