New book aims to capture space and character of Lincolnshire

North Rauceby Heath by Jon Fox.
North Rauceby Heath by Jon Fox.

A new book – more than six years in the making and inspired by Lincolnshire’s landscape – has been published.

The Lincolnshire Landscape: An Exploration is the work of Lincoln-based writer and photographer Jon Fox, 52.

Although not native to Lincolnshire, Jon’s family moved to Sleaford when he was three (with his father Alex teaching at Carre’s Grammar School). A move to Leicestershire would follow, but he returned to the county to live through work in 1998.

Speaking of the inspiration for the book, he said: “I have always been fascinated by landscapes and the way they embody both the natural and cultural history of an area.

“I’d long thought of doing a book that explored this interest as a writer and photographer, and eventually concluded that Lincolnshire was the best subject for this – it’s where I live and has such a variety of fascinating and little-known landscapes to explore.

“Lincolnshire is also a wonderful challenge photographically, trying to capture its sense of space and unique character.”

Jon said he hoped it would ‘raise interest and awareness in conserving the local distinctiveness and value of [Lincolnshire’s] landscapes for the future’.

The book is available from www.greenploverbooks.co.uk.