Amateur Photographer

Shaped by the sea

Photographers are often described as the worst editors of their own work, and yet the very nature of this singular creative process makes it difficult to do otherwise. Editing images is as vital to the success of a photographer’s portfolio as the composing of the images themselves, so when it comes to choosing photos for an exhibition or book, what is the alternative to you, the photographer, doing it all yourself? It was a question the award-winning landscape photographer Theo Bosboom tried to address when working on his new book, Shaped by the Sea.

Three years in the making and the culmination of travelling the length of Europe’s Atlantic coastline from Portugal to Iceland, via Spain, France, Ireland and the Outer Hebrides, Theo’s latest book is a sumptuously printed hardback of sweeping seascapes and nuanced close-ups. Quite rightly, it is a book that fills him with enormous satisfaction. ‘It’s probably the projectcontemporary European landscape and nature photography.

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