London Art officially invites you to smell the clean, fresh air of a country walk as you view the photographic art of John Beck. These wonderful, sensuous pictures really bring the world to life and show the true skill of the photographer. In this collection, he reveals all of his talent and proves himself worthy of the artist of the week award. By showing us the cutting shapes and contrasts of landscapes Beck creates jagged, engaging images that implore for closer inspection. These dynamic, beautiful photographs of the English countryside are both alive and timeless, taken by a photographer with obvious affection for his subject. Roaming, restless clouds sit over the rolling green hills as a storm approaches. In these affordable works, the artist seeks to show the three dimensional textures of ancient stone sitting amongst the summer’s grass. England is a country of natural and man made beauty and Beck treats the fields and the symmetric lines of slate buildings with equal importance.
The expressive qualities of the images are created by the wonderful layers of hills and hedgerows, leafless trees and blocks of colour and texture which flash across the photograph. Beck sees the infinite beauty of an approaching storm; the fading and shining colours of a rainy cloud. He sees the endless magic that sunlight can have on countryside scenes. The artist brings out the best of his subject but the real star is the English countryside. Having picked out the most telling details and framing the scene perfectly, Beck allows the panorama to shine. His works are for lovers of the great outdoors or people who understand the photographer’s craft. For this reason we are happy to announce John Beck as the London Art artist of the week.