Murray Maffra’s BACKSIDE

Views of buildings and structures from the other side. Photographs of domestic, commercial, industrial and public buildings from the rear or an alternate aspect to the designed frontage. Images captured from the back alleys, lanes and holes in fences of cities and towns in Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Wales.


When exploring bunkers in the coastal dunes of South Holland in The Netherlands the appearance of random paintings and sculptures caught my attention. Various openings in the bunkers, not used since World War Two and The Cold War, have become works of art; Bunker Works. The deteriorating structures, encroachment of nature and accumulation of detritus form wonderful still life images, though they are not still life at all, but only a moment captured in the life of constantly changing compositions. With the passing of days and seasons, the growth flourishes and dies off, the fabric crumbles and sand and leaves are carried in by the wind and rain and new pictures are continually created.

Looking at Landscape

A profile of varied styles of landscape photography in the 21st Century from Asia, Oceania, North and South America, Europe and the British Isles. From the Landscape Photography Books group.