I’m pleased to announce that I will be taking part in the Connected 2015 Exhibition in Nottingham this year. There is a considerable lineup in the exhibition including some of my favourite landscape photographers from the UK so I’m already looking forward to the launch event on 25th April when Mark Littlejohn and Lizzie Shepherd will be discussing their respective inspirational brands of vision.
In the last couple of months quite a few of my small ambitions have come to fruition. I’ve appeared in Black+White Photography magazine (in the same issue as Michael Kenna no less!), Outdoor Photography magazine (with more to come there too), I was even filmed by Practical Photography of course, something which was an experience all of its own! Now, just in time for my birthday, a rather extensive interview feature has been published by On Landscape which fulfills another long-held ambition.
One or two people make their dreams come true in this life (I’m still working on mine) and with a lot of determination, a bit of luck and shrewd judgement, occasionally an opportunity drops into place. Well that seems to have happened for Finn Hopson, a photographer from the South of England I’ve followed for a long time now, who has his very own gallery and exhibition space in Brighton…
In January I featured in Black+White Photography Magazine, fulfilling a long standing ambition. Getting into such publications is important (to me anyway) because they are at the quality end of the magazine stand and so it goes it’s something of a subconscious stamp of approval for your endeavour. It was the start of a fair amount of interest I’ve had so far this year. Things definitely stepped up heavily following my relative success in Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2014 so I was very pleased indeed when Steve Watkins, editor of Outdoor Photography, asked me to write their regular Lie Of The Land piece for the April edition. Outdoor Photography are another I put in the same bracket as Black+White Photography, so it was great not just to be asked for a photograph but to write something too.
It turns out February was the best month for me for as long as I can remember, photographically speaking. So much so, it’s incredibly difficult to pick out just one photograph – I have at least six in mind which deliver so I’m going have to go with the one which tells the most story. Stark comparison to a year ago where February was utterly flat – I remember feeling like I’d been shrouded in a dark cloak of depression, waiting for winter to lift. Not this time.
In January Practical Photography Magazine contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in completing a video shoot which would be used on the magazine’s cover disc and website. It’s not something I’d done before so I thought it might be a genuinely interesting experience and I agreed. Having run my own workshops previously, you can’t be a shrinking violet in these situations so I figured it would probably be OK.