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Made In England
Made In England: Harry Cory Wright
Renowned landscape photographer Harry Cory Wright travels from his native Norfolk to the heart of Bristol with the challenge of capturing a defining image of each location for the BBC programme Made In England.
Norfolk coastline by Harry Cory Wright
Harry Cory Wright, an acclaimed landscape photographer from north Norfolk, is well known for his dramatic two metre prints of the British Isles.
On Wednesday, 23 April, 2008, he stars in a programme created for the BBC's Made In England series, to be aired at 10.35pm on BBC1 in the East and West.
More than 10 years ago Harry started using a 10x8 inch plate camera. Since then, he's travelled throughout the UK with one purpose - to be immersed in its variety of natural landscapes.
The half-hour programme sees Harry exploring the beaches and marshlands of north Norfolk, attempting to capture the essence of the natural landscape in one telling final shot.
Followed by a camera crew, he then drives across England to the heart of Bristol where he discovers a contrasting environment. There he has to find a second picture, which captures a very different mood.
The 44-year-old, who runs his own gallery in Norfolk, is used to working in the windswept wilds of the county.
Harry Cory Wright
His journey to Bristol sees him discover not only a very different landscape, but also a new interest in the inner-city environment and perhaps the beginning of a different direction to his work.
"The picture I took in Bristol is bold. I see a city in flux - a real moment in time. That's something I look for in all pictures I take and that is how I see England - a place of shifting times," he said.
"The two pictures are a total contrast. However, the picture I took in Bristol has uncanny parallels with the Norfolk picture - the lines of movement in the pictures, the sheer quantity of things going on, the same pulses of life," he added.
Made In England: Video diary
Made In England is the title of an ongoing partnership between the BBC and Arts Council England exploring the nation through a range of diverse artistic perspectives, across TV, radio and online.
The film starring Harry Cory Wright launches the strand as one in a series of programmes being shown across the country where artists are asked to capture the spirit of England.
During the making of the programme, Harry kept a video-diary of his journey which you can see here:
Made In England with Harry Cory Wright was broadcast on Wednesday, 23 April, 2008, on BBC1 in the East and West.
The finished images taken by Harry are available from the official Made In England website as a high-resolution download for a limited period after transmission.
last updated: 01/05/2008 at 10:30