A collection of black and white photographs taken in the Lake District National Park in the UK.
Landscape photography for me is my escape, my therapy, my safety valve! Like many landscape photographers I am quite a solitary person, I avoid crowds, I hate being the centre of attention. We all have to earn a living so I have a job that is at odds with my natural instincts, teaching photography. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great job. I get paid to work with other photographers, from complete beginners to practicing professionals and I thoroughly enjoy it (apart from the admin of course). Landscape photography is my escape from this. I need to immerse myself in the activity, I can’t go out for the odd hour and produce images, I need to dedicate my time to my images. This means that I regularly take my tent up to the Lake District national park in the north west of the UK and spend a few days with just my camera. Quite a selfish activity I suppose, but I have a very supportive family.