A Dorset Winter
The varied winter of 2010 - 2011
by David Hansford
About the Book
The winter of 2010- 2011 was a severe season at times. It terms of the weather, it was a varied period.
Initially there was mist, then everything froze and then there was snow. Then clear bright days that were very cold.
Finally, there came the promise of warmer days with the arrival of spring.
These photographs are a selection of those taken during the height of the winter and at the beginning of spring.
Growing up in this area may well have given me a special appreciation for the local landscape. I attended school in Weymouth, then Dorchester and now live in Gillingham north Dorset. I began work in a local printing company and as part of my training I attended what was then the Bournemouth College of Art (now the Arts College University Bournemouth) being taught graphic design and typography. After a career working in the printing and publishing industries and later in IT, I now devote time to my long standing love of photography. My work frequently depicts the diverse landscapes of Dorset and Wiltshire. Some eight years ago I commenced producing greetings cards, with the help of my wife, Pam. Since then, the quality and quality of the cards has increased with them being sold widely in the area. The current calendar is the seventh to be published, with previous editions being used in parts parts of the world. Two years ago I established a studio and gallery at near Gillingham.