We often hear Joe Cornish talking about Roseberry Topping being his muse, but it came as a bit of a shock to me to realise that the Kingthorpe farm had become my muse without me actually realising. I guess I’ve been amassing images of Kingthorpe over the years without realising just how many I had. But it was while I was processing my latest Kingthorpe image that it suddenly dawned on me that I had quite a few images from Kingthorpe, though I didn’t realise just how many until I brought them all together in a Lightroom collection.
Joe talks about shooting Roseberry in different lights and different seasons, whereas I struggle to produce anything I’m happy with from Kingthorpe in any conditions other than mist and snow. The features that attract me such as the trees and the rolling hills are hard to separate when the visibility is good. For me, shooting in poor visibility, be it fog, or falling snow, gives that simplicity we strive for and the diminished backgrounds imparts that sense of depth we love so much.