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Wainwath Force, Swaledale

Jim Souper is a landscape photographer, dividing his time between black and white pinhole photography and digital imagery. Though primarily interested in documenting British rural and industrial landscapes, his work extends to still life and object studies.

Jim's work is rooted in an interest in landscape history, exploring the relationship between the natural and man-made landscape.  He is interested in showing the contrast between past and present, the layering of history and experience over time.

Jim enjoys both the contemplative approach to image making allowed by pinhole photography and the dreamlike, sometimes ethereal, quality of the images created. The long exposures required emphasise the contrast between past and present, capturing both the stillness and solidity of rock and buildings and the movement of wind and water.

For his digital work, Jim adopts a more realistic, documentary style. He is currently working on an exploration of the River Aire, from its source in the Yorkshire Dales National Park through the urban and industrial landscapes to the east.