I’m a fine art nature & landscape photographer from Bedfordshire, UK.
I’m drawn to nature & wild places, and photography is my creative outlet for sharing that passion. I try to share the the brilliance, beauty, and fragility of the natural world.
I create original, distinctive photos, for contemporary fine art prints and wall art.
My photography typically falls into one of the following categories:
You can find my Fine Art Nature and Landscape galleries on this website, which demonstrate my portfolio. I also have a large back-catalogue of natural history, documentary, & behaviour-based wildlife photography, which I keep on my Flickr photostream to provide a more extensive stock library.
My favourite British wildlife subjects are the majestic red deer, which have become my local speciality since I moved back to Bedfordshire, especially during autumn and winter.
Though many of my subjects are local, I love to travel and I photograph wildlife and landscapes in some of the most spectacular environments around the world. I’m particularly drawn to the Arctic & Nordic nations, and areas of the Boreal Forest such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Canada.
To date, I’ve seen my photos published in The Times & The Times Online, Digital Photographer Magazine, Photo Technique Magazine, Amateur Photographer Magazine, Wildlife Photographic Magazine, The Mail Online, and used by ITV.com, BBC TV, and the BBC Natural History Unit.
Most of the time I begin as a conventional artist would, with a strong idea of the image in my mind’s eye. Pre-visualisation is important to me, and I rarely set out on a shoot without at least one clearly defined shot in mind, and a plan for how to achieve it. My best photos are often those which have been meticulously planned and executed accordingly.
My approach is strongly influenced by a background in art & design. A few years ago now, I used to draw animal portraits in pencil, charcoal, and pastels, using photos for reference. That was a great way to learn the disciplines of art, composition, form, and lighting, but I found that it didn’t quite fulfil my appetite for creativity. So I set out to start taking the photos myself, and I’m now working in the modern medium of digital photography, combining in-camera techniques and post-processing.
Photography is a great medium to work in, and I enjoy it very much, but my passion is certainly for the creative process over the attraction of the technology, gadgets, and gear. I have that in-built creative urge, and photography gives me an outlet for it. I enjoy the digital processing as much as the shooting. It takes me back to my drawing days, and gives me the opportunity to experiment with different styles, treatments, and effects to achieve the look I have in mind, and all in my own time.
I use natural light for my nature photography, mostly at sunrise or sunset for best effect. The soft, warm light is often the most effective to capture either a dramatic landscape photograph or an intimate portrait. Outdoor photography is a demanding pursuit but nature is always inspiring, and time out with my camera and the light is always time well spent, regardless of whether I get the shot.
I’m often asked how I learnt photography, and I’ve never studied it or attended any courses. I just picked it up over time. I consider myself self-taught, though the reality is I started off by reading a few good books. I regularly keep up-to-date with techniques from blog posts and resources online.
I take inspiration from various different media; from fellow photographers and artists, to film, TV, interior design, and the natural world. In recent years Scandinavia has become particularly influential on me, in terms of culture, approach to art & design, and a healthy connection to the outdoors.
To achieve optimum quality, my prints are fulfilled by a third-party fine art print house.
Orders are printed in the UK, and delivery is available to most countries worldwide. On request, I can arrange domestic printing for orders in North America or Australia, to reduce shipping fees, though it’s usually more cost-effective to ship from the UK.
Contact me if you have any questions or requests about prints.
For commercial photography, licensing, usage requests, & digital download licences, contact me and this can be arranged quickly and securely.
I'm more than happy for artists to use my images as reference. Please see my Artistic Reference page.
I accept commissions for projects or shoots. Get in touch if you have a specific subject in mind; Anything from pets to people, gardens to wilderness.
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