As a landscape photographer I am particularly interested in the conflicting relationship between man and nature. Having been inspired by Pre-Raphaelite paintings and the notion of the sublime I often experiment with long exposures resulting in a painterly aesthetic. The aim of my work is to often inform the viewer of either environmental issues or the historical archaeological value of the area I have studied through contemporary black and white imagery.
'Though man must realise nature will always rule and one day it all shall fall'
This image is part of a set entitled 'The Poetic Journey' comprised of twenty images paired with poetic captions that are intended to take the viewer through a visual journey.
This body of work addresses mans environmental impact on the landscape within fabricated areas which many perceive to be natural. After being inspired by the notion of the Sublime and the paintings of Pre-Raphelite artists such as Millais and John William Waterhouse i have experimented with the use of long exposures to produce a set of painterly digital images.
Moorcroft Wood (Disturbance)
Taken from my series entitled 'Disturbance'. This image reflects mans fear of the unknown with the dark shadows creeping into the frame.
Wyre Forest (Disturbance)
Through my 'Disturbance' series I have primarily focused on the detrimental flaws left behind by man, some less obvious to reiterate the beauty of the landscape that will in time ultimately change due to the controlling nature of man.
The following three images are part of a new body of work which examines areas in the Midlands where the Military trained during the First and Second World War. Many of the troops who trained in these areas would never have returned home and memorials are now in place as a poignant reminder. Therefore this body of work not only focuses on how the landscape has changed but also how we now remember.