James Ogilvy says he fell in love with photography aged 12 and has not stopped taking pictures since. What remained a private passion has turned into a professional pursuit following his first exhibition in America this summer. Being thoroughly modern, James has a ‘portfolio’ career which also covers landscape design (www.ogilvylandscape.com) as well as his former life, luxury brand consultancy (www.ogilvyandco.com).
The image on the left was taken on the island of Nantucket, off Cape Cod, it is an almost abstract scene, but with many tiny details visible on closer inspection. James explains, “it was actually taken after sunset on a late-autumn day, looking east. People are usually so busy looking at the sunset, they miss what is going on behind them! A major storm was on its way and this large pond, separated from the ocean by a thin isthmus of sand, was unnaturally calm. In the process it created a perfect mirror for the extraordinary light conditions. I try and capture these fleeting, ethereal moments.” The exhibition was titled ‘Thin Places’ – a reference to a term used in ancient theology to describe a place where heaven and earth are especially close. This very restful image certainly captures that.
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