About the Book
Soon after Leominster the rolling fields, the hop-poles and the cider orchards of Herefordshire give way to a new landscape. It is a place of heather and bracken, rock-filled streams, waterfalls, kites skating in the skies above, forgotten castles and mist tumbling down tree-cloaked hillsides.
This book traces an emotional journey through this land of wonder from Hergest Ridge to Caban Coch, from Hafod to the Irish Sea.
I have been taking photographs since I was about 9 or 10. My interest is in Landscape and Street Photography. In Landscape, I am most interested in the particular, rather than sweeping vistas. I am also deeply interested in the idea of landscape as colour, shape, pattern rather than a collection of Man-labelled objects. In Street Photography, I tend towards the ludic: people doing silly things, people caught off guard, people showing their character by accident, the mask slipping. I am not formally trained as a photographer. I read English at Lincoln College Oxford and took a special interest in writing on landscape and on aesthetics. So I had some ideas what I wanted to achieve with photography, but had to do a lot (I mean a lot) of practice to get the result... and I am still very much engaged in that search. I live in the Cotswolds, but travel very widely, which creates enormous opportunities. .