No-one interested in notions of landscape and hauntology can fail to have been influenced in some way by the works of WG 'Max' Sebald. The German emigre's works on wandering - though memory, through Europe, through East Anglia - possess a rare, subtle, and immense power. I was lucky enough to be one of his students at the University of East Anglia at the time of his death, in 2001. This was my own quiet pilgrimage to the site of his burial.
Monday, 12 January 2015
It's easy to see these East Anglian landscapes and see where ghost story writer M R James would have got some of his inspirations from.
Shooting through the ice of the flooded fields at Caistor St Edmund, the site of the Roman village Venta Icenorum.