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PLUNGE INTO THE OTHER-WORLDLY CALM OF ICELAND AT THE FOX TALBOT MUSEUM

22nd December 2015

Plunge into the other-worldly calm of Iceland at the Fox Talbot Museum

Storm over Vestrahorn, Iceland. Selenium and thiourea toned silver gelatine İTim Rudman/National Trust

Photo: Storm over Vestrahorn, Iceland. Selenium and thiourea toned silver gelatine ©Tim Rudman/National Trust

‘Iceland, an Uneasy Calm’ is a series of photographs taken in Iceland over the last eight years by Tim Rudman who is acknowledged as one of the very finest landscape photographers working today. This stunning collection will be exhibited at the National Trust Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock, Britain’s birthplace of photography, from 9 January to 10 July.

Tim describes his fascination with the country as ‘a land of myth and magic, of fearsome subterranean power and spectacular scenery’.

‘The other worldliness of Iceland is something many have tried to capture and Tim’s images in particular capture the isolation and singular landscapes of Iceland’, says Fox Talbot Museum curator Roger Watson from the National Trust. ‘In Britain we are fortunate to live in many varied landscapes, but nothing is more unique in terms of scenery than Iceland.’

The photographs in the exhibition are printed in black and white and are split toned, giving the images an enhanced depth. Tim Rudman is regarded as a master printer and his skills in the darkroom, coupled with his skills behind the camera, create images with a heightened sense and unexpected depths. The work is printed on ILFORD MULTIGRADE Warmtone Fibre based paper and the exhibition kindly supported by ILFORD PHOTO.

Tim is well known internationally for his pioneering work in Lith Printing and distinctive toning methods of black & white silver gelatine prints. He has authored a number of books and hundreds of articles in this field, including his newest book ‘Iceland, an Uneasy Calm’. He exhibits his work internationally and has taught in every corner of the globe, with work held in collections worldwide, including the National Media Museum in Bradford UK.

More information is available on:

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock-abbey-fox-talbot-museum-and-village

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For further press information and images please contact:

Roger Watson, Lacock Curator, 01249 730176
Allan King/Rowen Mackenzie, National Trust SW Press Office 01275 378452