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Phlexible Philosophy

This project is not focused on my usual themes of disability and social exclusion. Some of the pictures have been taken specifically for the essays written for Phlexible Philosophy but many are more broadly focused on the relationship between photography and philosophy. The pictures below capture what might be described as ‘sublime’ aspects of the natural world. The philosopher and statesmen, Edmund Burke, believed that we find these things beautiful or attractive because they subtly remind us of how vast and expansive the universe is and how small we are in comparison. It has been argued that seeing sublime scenes like these have a therapeutic value, because they show us that whatever problems we might be struggling with, they are truly insignificant in the grand scheme of things. I believe that photographers have a role to play in capturing the sublime so that others may experience it.


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