I've just updated my Folds gallery with some fresh images, that are more uniform in tonality which is probably what I will go with for final printed images. Ive many more that I could add.
This project which has taken me on an interesting journey, illuminating in many ways, also mystifying in that so much is unknown and that I still have much to discover and intriguing in their position within the social structures of their time in active use. I'm fascinated by these so rudimentary structures, that took sweat and blood to construct, and also how they functioned, to which I have my own theories. I'm rather amazed and disappointed in almost equal measure on how they are largely dismissed and under studied. I've easily discovered many that have not been recorded in any way. Of course they are not uncommon but they are very much part of our heritage and emblematic of a way of life now gone but certainly not forgotten by me.
The Folds or rather Folds & Porticos has for me become a much larger and broader ongoing project, of which Beanie ~ Venice is also a part. I'm hoping to extend the project later this year, so further visits to shieling grounds and targeting lone folds. Watch this space as they say.
The new Folds Gallery can be found HERE or click on the image.