In 1984 I was in the second year of the BA (Hons) Photographic Studies course at Derby College of Higher Education (now the University of Derby). I was commissioned to produce photographs for a group exhibition to be held at Impressions Gallery, York, titled “Roads To Wigan Pier”. During July and August of that year I travelled around the North of England exploring what was to me an unfamiliar landscape. At that time Lewis Baltz and his fellow topographers had a huge influence on the way I viewed the world. I enjoyed their cool, detached style, and the focus on urban environments. [Read more…]
A brief glimpse of Spring in the Peak District, May 2012. When I’m out walking I often get left behind if I find a scene I want to photograph: it’s easy to get absorbed in capturing the changing light and waiting for the right moment. For more examples of my landscapes visit my Flickr stream here.
In the months leading up to Christmas I shot hundreds of pictures whilst out walking in the parks of Derby: a mix of landscapes and still-life. They are all in square format, mostly shot on my Lumix LX-3, with a few taken on the D700. I’ve collected the best of them together in this book, which is a visual journey through the transition from Autumn to Winter. The book is a petite little thing (7″ x 7″) which can be yours for a very reasonable price. Beautifully printed with rich, detailed images it contains around 70 photos on 40 pages, available in hardcover or softcover versions. Have a look at the on-line preview and then order your copy today via the link below. Prices start from £11.29 for the softcover edition. I welcome your questions or comments.
Also now available as an eBook!
A walk on the beach: no Cliff, but plenty of Shadows!
Nikon D700, 24-70mm lens, graduated filter added in Lightroom 3.
Sunday 2nd January, 2011.