Mark Mattock - The Angler Who Fell To Earth

Landscape photographer and Hole & Corner contributor Mark Mattock has combined a day job working as a designer for influential style magazines and fashion brands with a life-long fascination with nature and our relationship with it.

‘Nature has always been a spiritually safe place for me, it will always uplift me,’ he explains – but he also takes a relativist view in terms of conservationism and how the urban impinges on the rural (‘I think pylons look OK, actually’) – and tends to believe that nature will run its course regardless of us.

Combining his twin obsessions of landscape and David Bowie, The Angler Who Fell to Earth (available in hardback) mashes alien visitations and fishing trips, introduced by a line from Henry David Thoreau: ‘He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair’.

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