♦♦♦ Some limited edition prints from the exhibition are still available; please email david.quentin[@]gmail.com for details ♦♦♦

For "Silt", one of the most striking chapters of his brilliant recent book THE OLD WAYS, bestselling travel writer Robert Macfarlane walked the Broomway, the notorious "deadliest path in Britain". His companion on this atmospheric journey along the Essex offshore path which has claimed the lives of more than sixty people over the centuries was his friend David Quentin, who is a photographer.

The full run of David Quentin's photographs of the walk has been published by Penguin Books in a special e-book edition of "Silt", and was exhibited at London gallery 4 Windmill Street.

The photographs, taken on 35mm black-and-white film using a Leica rangefinder, embrace and reflect upon the disorienting features of the landscape — the walker an alien in the Broomway's mirror-world and at the same time the only marker among its self-similar features.

A sound piece by musicians Jimmy Cripps and Rico Borza, and sound designer Jesse T. Rybolt, was commissioned to accompany the exhibition.

Please follow the links opposite for further information. Some limited edition prints from the exhibition are still available; please email david.quentin[@]gmail.com for details.

 

The photographer

The exhibition

The gallery

The author

The e-book

The musicians

The sound piece