Fountains Fell, Yorkshire Dales, 3 August 2008Artist:
, English, born 1974
Material and Medium: c-type print
Dimensions: Frame: 1035 × 1250 × 46mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.5942
Les and Doreen Barnett, pictured here, are originally from Bradford. They sit by the road that travels from Malham to Arncliffe in Yorkshire and have been coming to this spot for almost 50 years. Roberts deliberately included the car in the photograph so as not to make a timeless image. Instead, it reflects the Barnetts’ experience of this view.
‘We English’ is a series of landscapephotographs taken during a road trip across England. The images focus on people at leisure and explore British identity. Roberts’ figures merge with their surroundings and seem to become part of the vast landscape.