Artist's Statement

 

 

It is my aim to make soulful photographs of the landscapes and wildlife within it that are rich in detail & contrasting natural textures. I am very fortunate to live very close to both Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, I relish spending time in those places.

 

 

 

In my photography, I seek to invite the viewer to ‘step into the scene’ - to smell the ocean breeze, to hear the sounds of the gurgling whitewater racing over the boulders in the moorland, to want to reach out and touch the gnarled bark of the trees…. and to relish in the transient light that bathes the land in an enchanted ambience for a few evanescent moments as stormy skies scud over the land.

 

 

Retreating thunderstorm - Start Point, Devon

 

 

 

My main job is as a Lecturer of Mathematics at a local Further Education College. I enjoy personal photography in my spare time, often incorporated within my explorations, adventures and wanderings on the moors, through sunken holloways and along the coast.

 

I am proud to be a member of the National Trust's and the Woodland Trust's Photography Teams. This includes assignments to photograph some of their coastal and moorland landscapes, events and campaigns.

 

A selection of my photographs from assignments for the National Trust and Woodland Trust can be seen here

 

 

In addition to making photographs, I am a contributing author for the highly regarded international landscape photography journal On Landscape Magazine

 

 

I have won several awards for my creative images, including the Dartmoor National Park Authority’s ‘Winning Landscapes’ photo competition for my ‘Emsworthy Barn’ photograph.

 

 

 

"He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land.

He was not empty. 

There was more than enough here to fill him. 

There would always be more than enough."

 

 

Ray Bradbury