I opened the Landscape Course with a telephone conversation with my tutor, during the conversation he stated that as students we were encouraged to think outside the box and not to interpret every assignment literally. We also discussed my fascination with digital manipulation, Russell recommended that I look into the work of Emily Allchurch, who makes collages that re create old oil paintings:

My Current thoughts are to explore further the work of Emily Allchurch with the idea of finding an oil painting of a local or accessible scene that I could re create in a similar way to the Allchurch works, Russell thought this may work as an alternative view on the subject of transition. I should probably also find a scene to shoot regularly as a back up idea, my thoughts on this were to find a construction site, my first thoughts are to find a high place like the multi story car park in Aldershot and photograph the view out over the construction of the massive Wellersley development on the old army barracks.

Studying the ideas of Emily Allchurch I did some more digging into her work and came up with the following examples:

Albert Square Manchester reconstructing a painting by Adolphe Valette:
Adolphe Valette Emily Allchurch


Riverside (After Whistler) in response to Whistlers painting of Batersea Bridge:
James Abbot McNeill Whistler Emily allchurch


Lost Canal (After Newton) in response to Surrey Canal. Camberwell by Algonon Newton:
Algonon Newton Emily Allchurch