Thomas Joshua Cooper: Scattered Waters – Sources Streams Rivers, Gallery 2, The Fleming Collection, 13 Berkeley Street, London W1, until 11 April 2015
What makes Thomas Joshua Cooper such a justly memorable photographer is his decision many years ago to only photograph landscapes and only with black and white film using one camera and lens. Although born in the USA of mixed Jewish and Cherokee descent, he came to Scotland in 1982 to be the Head of Photography at the Glasgow School of Art and despite his many travels always return to his studio in Glasgow.
His love for Scotland is revealed in these photographs which he has worked on over the last thirty-two years recording the rivers and streams of Scotland. The resulting images are contemplative elegies that transcend the boundaries of the figurative and abstract