The Pond by John Gossage


I am being increasingly drawn to black and white imagery at the moment and one such case is John Gossage's work 'The Pond'.

John Gossage photographed a small, unnamed pond between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, between 1981 and 1985. The title was intended to recall Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, but Gossage advocated a more all-embracing view of the landscape, exploring the less idealised spaces that border America's cities and suburbs. Although many of the images in The Pond appear unruly or uncared for, Gossage found moments of grace and elegance in even the most mundane of places.(1)

The book is going to be reissued in September and will be on my shopping list, see the Amazon listing