Landscape photography - ethics and approaches
A recent (wonderful) gallery post by Bill Scwab got me thinking about regular visits to the same location:
I am strongly attracted by the idea of visiting locations over the years in all lights and seasons, and building up a body of work that attempts to covey the 'meaning' of a place rather than simply taking some pictures and moving on. I like the idea of rhythm and the idea that some places have a 'presence' that goes beyond a 'nice view', and try to work in a way that takes account of this. I've been doing a series on a particular beach over the years for example.
Does anyone else work in this way, and is there a particular value in working like this?
Does anyone have any thoughts on the values and ethics that frame their approach to photographing landscapes, and how this affects the images they produce?
Or am I just waffling away here...!:D