4 Windmill Street is delighted to present a recent collaboration between photographer David Quentin and bestselling travel writer Robert Macfarlane. Silt – one of the most striking chapters of his recent book The Old Ways (2012), sees Macfarlane walk the Broomway, notorious as the “deadliest path in Britain”. Quentin documented this atmospheric journey along an Essex offshore path that has claimed the lives of more than sixty people over the centuries.
David Quentin’s photographs of the walk are now to be published by Penguin Books in a special e-book edition of Silt. The photographic series reflects upon this disorientating mirror-world and show the transition from purposeful walk to an isolated end – at the mercy of a great optical expanse. Quentin’s work with photographic film; generally using vintage camera equipment, documents various kinds of human intervention in landscape. His photographs have appeared in publications as diverse as The Financial Times and Artrocker Magazine.
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