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Alf Field/ 101 contemporary artists and more... VOL4

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Alf, whose medium is photography, received his training from a rather grumpy photographer who imparted the wisdom of film photography. Subsequently, he underwent instruction in the utilization of digital equipment and the intricacies of Photoshop.

On a superficial level, Alf holds a deep affinity for the appearance and texture of gritstone. Some of these stones lie flat on the ground, barely exposed above the surface, while others stand as imposing monoliths, casting their shadowy bulk overhead. Their surfaces are characterized by coarseness and roughness, often adorned with lichen and algae. Alf appreciates the graffiti and pock marks, as well as the enigmatic fissures. He isn't the sole artist captivated by these magnificent monoliths, as they are strategically located in challenging wilderness, rendering their exploration all the more intriguing.

What truly fuels Alf's passion is the unfathomable age of these rocks. When measured against the vast expanse of time, a human lifetime seems but a fleeting moment. Gritstone came into existence 320 million years before our earliest ancestors, and it will endure long after humanity's extinction, eventually eroding and returning to the seas.


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