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Hamish Fulton

John Weber Gallery

Hamish Fulton’s view of nature has grown increasingly dramatic, now encompassing not merely walks through English lanes but treks across the wilds of central Australia and through the mountains of Nepal and Hokkaido. Most of the eight pieces here are panoramas made up of two or more enlargements of 35-mm frames, butted together or with thin spaces between them; in all of them the sweet rhetoric of pictorialist landscape photography—the use of dramatic lighting conditions and rich chiaroscuro, the references to natural phenomena suffused with emotional connotations—is central. In several the moon rises over a jagged string of mountains, in one or another exotic locale identified by Fulton’s typically evocative, almost incantatory captions. In others the graininess of the enlargements, made from small-format negatives, emphasizes the moody atmospheric qualities or times of day—mist, dawn,

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