Alone in an Overwhelming Landscape

An Interview with Cameron Davidson

Cameron Davidson’s life may well be considered to have been pages taken straight from Richard Bach’s fabled novella, Jonathon Livingstone Seagull. ‘“To begin with,” he said heavily, “you’ve got to understand that a seagull is an unlimited idea of freedom, an image of the Great Gull, and your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip, is nothing more than your thought itself.”’ These words might have crossed his mind many a time while flying in a single-engine VFR or Cessna 172 / 152. For, those flights have given him a vantage point that not many are privileged to gain. The insight Cameron received in his aerial journeys through a shifting angle of viewing resulted uncovering instances of fragile ecosystem; and even ailing earth’s anguish permeating into human life through death and devastation. His works on Great Mississippi River flood or more recently in Haiti on the aftermath of the earthquake are striking examples of that.

Cameron is the recipient of Luerzer’s 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide, 2012 & 2010, Landscape Photographer of the year, 2010, International Photography Awards (Aerial Photography) and International Photography Awards (Haiti), 2009, a few to mention from his notable list of achievements. ‘Chesapeake: The Aerial Photography of Cameron Davidson’ is an emotional interlace of Cameron Davidson’s two decade long affair with Chesapeake Bay. Read the full interview to understand and gain that added perspective that Cameron has been so kind to share here with our readers.

Mood and Drama

A Conversation with Brent Cotton

Brent Cotton spent his early childhood days at the family ranch in Idaho. And, in there he found two great teachers who have since shaped and also refined his artistic visions. One of them is his grandmother, herself a talented watercolourist, and the other being nature, the infinite source of inspiration for every artist.

In Idaho, Maui or Montana, Brent finds greatest satisfaction in watching mirthful birds, listening to the chirps of cricket or the rustling of dried leaves. But nothing could probably surpass the blissful joy he experiences when he anchors his boat midstream listening intently to the burbling of the flowing water. And those moments of joyful existence is translated by him on canvas. The many symphonies of the river captured from dawn to dusk by the artist, sparkling from inside the frame to immerse the audience in perfect tranquillity.