About the Book
Christopher Thomson is a writer, filmmaker, photographer and publisher. He has lived and worked in England, Austria, Italy, France and Turkey. Working with landscape. "Our landscape is our culture, it shapes us, it dictates what is possible. I want to make work that addresses some of the disconnections we have to our land. This means creating questions rather than answers, and interrupting the classic narratives surrounding ideas of landscape and place. I am often drawn to the chaotic interactions between the cultural notion of landscape (urban, rural or otherwise) and the unpredictable natural world that sits both within and without this framework. This is the complicated place between, where decay also means new growth, where fake snow is needed for a real winter, and above all a place where nothing lasts for long: these are all projects that focus on the metamorphosis of landscape itself, and the shifting perspectives that come with it."