I first discovered Anglesey back in the 1970’s after some friends moved to the island to live; I was a visiting guest who decided to stay. There followed four very happy years of making this island my home and it was with some reluctance that I eventually moved back to London to pursue a career in music.
Over the next twenty five years that music career gave way to a photographic career and in 2001, on my fiftieth birthday, I treated myself to a well-earned break renting a tiny fisherman’s cottage overlooking the beach at Porth Nobla. I was smitten once more by the island's magic and within six months had sold up and moved back to the place I felt was home.
Since then I have built up a substantial collection of images from around this beautiful isle and especially along its coastline. I’ve always had a fascination with the sea and love nothing better then to wander along the cliff tops or to go paddling in my sea kayak around its shores.
I make no apologies for the selected images chosen for this book, which is somewhat bias toward the south side of the island, as this is where I live. If I see a storm gathering or an amazing sunset about to fill the sky, I can be set up and ready to shoot within minutes from my front door.
As the title reads, this is my personal view. So I hope you enjoy this collection of images from around the coast of Anglesey as much as I enjoyed making them.
Paul William Mattock has been a professional photographer for over twenty years. After running his own studio in Brighton, East Sussex for fifteen years, he moved to Anglesey in 2001 where he continues to earn his living as a photographer, working with the tourism industry as well as with corporate and commercial clients. In his free time, the beauty of Anglesey offers constant inspiration for less hectic photography.