After five years of looking closely through his camera at a small beach, David Batchelder no longer sees the shores as we know them. His vision now is of a private reality within the tideland. In Tideland, Batchelder invites you to join him in his visual journey into a tideland like none that has yet been photographed.

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Author: David Batchelder


‘Poetic and scientific.’
David Campany

Batchelder uses the camera, not to picture more clearly that which we already know, but to discover and capture that which we have no idea exists. He shares with us an inexplicable, ambiguous, imaginative and odd world of magical visions – landscapes, spaces, creatures and curious objects, disfigured and eroded by the ocean. Although Batchelder uses digital processes, his approach to creative camera work has its origin very much in the era of film, using a digital camera and Photoshop as one would have used a film camera and a darkroom.

David Campany’s essay introduces Batchelder’s tideland world where the viewer’s imagination and memory take over and, you too, leave the beach as you now know it.


Reviews & Features
Digital Arts
Review in F-Stop Magazine
Amateur Photographer, issue 21 November 2015
The Herald, Scotland, 21 November 2015
Polka Magazine, November
Review on Creative Review, October 2015 iPad issue and longer article online
Interview and essay excerpt on Photoworks
Union Leader


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Design: LevievanderMeer
ISBN: 9789053308561
22.8 x 31.5 cm
256 pages with approx. 120 photos in full colour

Additional information

Weight 1.780 kg

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