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

 

 

During 2018 I was asked to lead a series of coastal & estuary based group Guided Photowalks for the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team.

 

 

Over the last four years, I have also run a series of 1-day Landscape & Nature Photography Workshops for the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust, at the stunning and wildlife rich Berry Head National Nature Reserve near Brixham.

 

 

In 2018 I was the photographer for a big project for the local tourist board, Visit South Devon, photographing people engaging with the great outdoors in myriad delightful locations across the region.

 

I have also 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.

 

 

 

 

I am keen to encourage others to 'see' rather than glance at their surroundings and inspire them to make time to really explore their world. 

 

 

If you would like to learn more about making landscape and nature photographs then please have a look at my Workshops page

 

 

 

 

"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