An English Photographer creates images of Flanders
Originally from Canterbury in England, I have been taking photographs for many years. For the past ten years I have dedicated all my time to photography. I have travelled all over the world in this time but always return to capture the beautiful light of Flanders, where I live.
Landscapes around the World
When travelling I like to hike and camp. This means I can be out there in the early morning and late evening when the light often turns the landscape gold. It can be hard rousing yourself to get up and about before sunrise but the rewards are almost always worth it.
During the day when hiking I’m always the one lagging behind as I wrestle my tripod into position at every opportunity. Even on days when the light is not right; too bright or overcast I’ll still be dawdling at the back as I chase butterflies and dragonflies for macro photography. In fact it was only through hiking that I came to love the world in miniature at my feet, and now these macros form a large part of my photographic enjoyment of the outdoors.
Of creeks and paddles
I also travel a lot by canoe in my guise as a Trail and River Guide for Green River Canoes. This has given me many opportunities to travel in some exotic places as well as to see more familiar places from a different vantage point. The world from the river is a world apart from that of the trail or road. The light, the reflections, the sounds and the atmosphere all conspire to draw you into a world which seems more ancient and alive.
I don’t particularly think photographic equipment is that important. The real trick is to be there. I’m currently shooting with a Mamiya 7II Medium Format film camera and a Nikon D700 digital camera.