James Ravilious – photographer of rural life in south west England

James Ravilious – photographer of rural life in south west England

Farrier shoing a horse, Bradstone, Devon, England, 1999Farrier shoing a horse, Bradstone, Devon, England, 1999

www.jamesravilious.com

beautiful england

homesick for England

Every so often I come across something that trips me in my tracks makes me homesick for England. ‘ La Mal de Pays’…. If not exactly homesick, then maybe nostalgic. James Ravilious photos do this for me. I grew up not far from Devon in Hampshire. Used to walk-about in north Devon during my Bristol days. I can recognise the places in Ravilious’ photos. Not just ‘art’ or nostalgia for a rural England that has disappeared or never existed.

Anyone interested in photo-blogging & landscape/sense of place would enjoy a visit to James Ravilious’s website.

Hei Boguy, c’est un photographe d’sud-ouest d’angleterre (d’autrefois, d’antan), pas trop loin du pays d’ou j’ai agrandi. Je pense que ses clichés peuvent être d’intrêt pour toi & et ton projet de photo-blog

Oak tree (after Mondrian), Marsland, Devon, England, 1997

Oak tree (after Mondrian), Marsland, Devon, England, 1997

View towards Iddesleigh & Dartmoor, Iddesleigh, Devon, England, c1985

View towards Iddesleigh & Dartmoor, Iddesleigh, Devon, England, c1985

Recognise these scenes with great afection… the ages & dates fit 🙂

Lads drinking at the Fair, Winkleigh, Devon, England, 1980

Lads drinking at the Fair, Winkleigh, Devon, England, 1980

Girls picking apples, West Bradley, Somerset, England, 1988

Girls picking apples, West Bradley, Somerset, England, 1988

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apples & hops in Hants then prunes,melons & grapes in France 🙂

 

 

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