Justin Partyka, ‘Path and Light Reflection’, 2014, Osborne Samuel

Not Exactly Nature Writing is a series of photographs made in the local landscape of the celebrated nature writer Roger Deakin (1943-2006) who lived at Walnut Tree Farm on the edge of Mellis common, Suffolk for almost forty years. The photographs offer a glimpse at the home that Deakin built and some of the objects from his daily life that were scattered around the garden and meadows. Six years later Partyka began returning to Mellis, exploring the common and its surrounding fields and tracks, such as Cowpasture Lane. These photographs are a search to try and discover what had attracted Roger Deakin to this little patch of Suffolk.

About Justin Partyka

British, based in Suffolk, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

2016
Black Barn, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
Rural Photographs from Norfolk and Suffolk
2016
Aldeburgh Festival, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
Not Exactly Nature Writing
2014
Boat House Gallery, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
Summer Days in the Stour Valley
2012
Rural Museum, 
Reading, United Kingdom,
Field Work
2011
Babylon Gallery, 
Cambridge, United Kingdom,
'Black Fen they call it’
2011
Boutographies Photography Festival, 
Montpellier, France,
Field Work
2011
White House Farm, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
Field Work, Black Fen, Saskatchewan
2010
Gainsborough's House, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians
2010
Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, 
London, United Kingdom,
Field Works: Photographs from East Anglia
2010
Stables Gallery at Diss Corn Hall, 
Norfolk, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians
2009
University of East Anglia, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 
Norfolk, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians
2008
Wingfield Barns, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians, Saskatchewan, and The Place that Roger Built
2006
Babylon Gallery, 
Cambridge, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians
2006
Exchange Gallery, 
Essex, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians
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