A6209 Cabo Finisterre #1 Galicia Spain

Graham French

This photograph is part of Cloudscapes, a series that was born on the coast of Spain while Graham French was shooting landscapes that border the Northern Atlantic. Looking out over the ocean, he was fascinated by the muscular banks of clouds.

These pictures are an exploration of the relationship between elements intimately linked together in a state of constant change. This is a fluid world that, viewed carefully, reminds us that, despite their immense power and beauty, despite their inky black edges of disquiet, these cloudscapes are fragile constructions. As much a part of our landlocked existence as the water that creates them is a part of our bodies.


Graham French studied photography at the Guilford School of Art and has worked in advertising photography for more than 30 years.

His work has won numerous industry awards, including Communication Arts, Graphis, and the Toronto Art Director's Club. Since 2009, he changed direction to focus exclusively on landscapes.

Factsheet of the work

  • Digital giclee on ‘Hahnemuhle Photo Rag’ paper, using Epson Ultrachrome inks, 45" x 34", May 2011