Why do I photograph? Because I have to; it has long been so. I have choice in what I photograph but not otherwise. I am driven to do it and to search for the why is perhaps to search for God.
The British landscape has unparalleled beauty. It is my passion to capture the beauty and variety from around the country and to record it so others can enjoy it.
To do so I have a camper van and go from place to place, sometimes visiting a location many times in order to get the best lighting. In the words of Leonard Misonne "Light glorifies everything. It transforms and ennobles the most commonplace and ordinary subjects. The object is nothing; light is everything." So it is with the landscape too.For me it is light and the quality of it, the highlights and shadows it brings the contrast and tonal range, or lack of it, that elicit an emotional response as much if not more than colour.
My pictures have been published by magazines and books, used for advertising, on greetings / birthday cards and on the internet etc. I am also available to produce commissioned work, please email a summary of the brief in the first instance. My work is available from this site - please use the contact page - and through various picture libraries including Alamy and Loop Images.
My work has been accepted into the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition and book on several occasions and I have received a number of other awards over the years. I am now much more focussed on getting good images for myself and my customers than in competitions.
In 2018 I wrote a book on landscape photography giving lots of information to those wishing to start in the field. I am also give regular lectures to photographic societies.
I have come to the understanding that, even for landscape photography, the broad view is often not the best view. The less you include in a frame the better you show what really matters. That concentration on subject matter is what gives impact to an image.
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