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Sea fence
(Mersea Island)
49x45 cm - platinum print


© Noel Myles

“This picture has been chosen to be reproduced in a book (which should be published in September 2004), it’s just been used for the promotion of the exhibition that opened last week, and it was in the Royal Academy, and it’s been in magazines, etc. I don’t know why ! Because I like it, I think it’s OK, but it seems to be one of the most three popular images that I’ve made. Although it was made two or three years ago, people seem to go for that image. I’ve got very little to say about it ! I don’t really quite understand why people like it so much, why people like that and not something more challenging. That’s the way it is, it’s what happens when you make a picture – you know there are some things I’ve almost thrown away that people have come and bought. And you think, ‘there’s something nicer you can buy !!!’. But I know it’s very popular and I don’t know why. I don’t think it’s the most original I’ve made !!” Noel Myles May 2003

 

Land/Field 4
35x33 cm - platinum print

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"I was driving past a farm near Melford last year, when I caught sight of an amazing field. It seemed immense but actually was not. The pattern on the field created an exaggerated and 'false' perspective. It seemed as if the illusion was multiplied. An agricultural machine had passed over the field and left the marks of lines converging on a central spine. I took the photographs walking across the field from one run to another. There are two skies in this picture." (AG)

 

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Storm
35cmx33cm - platinum print

© Noel Myles

"There were more proofing stages to this collage than any other I've made. There was a sixth row describing the meeting of the clouds and water at the horizon. It took me a long time to realise it could be dispensed with and the picture improved for it. There were heavy rains in East Anglia last winter and on this occasion the Stour was passing just under the bridge on which I was standing. " (AG)

 

Orchards, April
42 cmx50cm - platinum print

© Noel Myles

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"These orchards were in the Limousin. I photographed the sides of the rows as well as from the front. They were being pruned at the time. It was cold and the light was low. There are several skies in the picture, made at a later date. The collage was not assembled until October 1999." (AG)

 

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5th short film depecting an oak tree
45x49 cm - tirage au platine


© Noel Myles

4th short film depecting a tree
45x49 cm - tirage au platine


© Noel Myles

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“In that picture, I broke the horizon for the first time. In the past, I always had the horizon as one continuous sort of line. In that image, you might see when you look at it on one side of the tree, the horizon is at a certain level, and then on the other side of the tree, it’s at a lower level.
That picture of the tree was one of the most popular images I’ve made so far and it surprised me because I was challenging so many different things in that one picture. And I do like the fact that that photo has got about 200 negatives in it – I think that’s interesting : And also it’s irregular, it is a print, it is challenging this thing about what is a photograph.”
Noel Myles May 2003

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Cyanotype - 1992

© Noel Myles

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