The End Of A Year In The Field. 2022
For me 2022 has been a big turnaround from a photography perspective. I personally have changed by preference by going back to photographing on film. I have used many film brands from Fuji to Kodak and my black and white choice has been Ilford Ortho. It has been a real breath of fresh air in a career that was stale for many years. I have been lucky to have been taken on by Formatt Hitech as an ambassador, and using the Firecrest filters have been a real joy. I have interviewed well known photographers such as Ben Horne in the States on his work in Zion, to Mark Darragh in Australia on true wilderness photography, both large format photographers in nature. As for my own personal work, I have embarked on a project looking at the lost temperate rain forests of the UK. This has taken me from the south west of England to the Highlands of Scotland. It has been a real privilege, and with the help of people such as Ben Averis who I highly recommend for his knowledge on this environment, I have been lucky enough to capture some rare habitat that the UK has to offer. Temperate rain forest is now something that people are becoming more aware of, with books such as the lost rain forests of Britain by Guy Shrubsole. My goal in 2023 is to complete the project and to find a publisher where I can showcase my journey, bringing the art of large format photography and a lost environment of temperate rain forest to people bookshelves in 2024. I will be having an exhibition in Wales during July of 2023 at the Found Gallery, Brecon. This will be showcasing some of the best forests I have documented in Wales. Then in 2024 I would like to showcase the work taken in all of the countries visited. I look forward to visiting new locations in 2023 and producing artwork that will not only educate but inspire people on the amazing habitats of rain forests we have here in Britain.
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