Following on from my five page Wild Wood feature in Amateur Photographer last week (4th October edition) it was great to get a further invite from the editor to contribute and play a small part in the special 130th Anniversary Issue with a nice corner on Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire.
I wrote a blog post a couple of months back about the pain of seeing some of my favourite images from the last year get rejected at the first hurdle of Charlie Waite’s Landscape Photographer Of The Year competition. I wrote it despite the fact I ended up with a number of photographs being shortlisted because I wanted people to know how much time and effort went into each and every image and regardless of any perceived success that the sting of rejection was still real, whether they believed it or not. Each photograph is a labour of love for me, apart from the road miles, 3am alarm calls and physical effort to generally stumbling around carrying large amounts of kit, the meticulous post-processing and final presentation all adds up to a big personal investment in each frame.
Following a bit of experimentation recently with Multiple Exposure effects, I had a request from Amateur Photographer Magazine for them to complete an interview feature on me and the image below, which I’ve simply titled “Cotswold Trees”. I’ve been interviewed by Phil Hall before for a different piece, he’s a very easy guy to talk to and totally understands the creative process and it was a very enjoyable half hour or so.
I was contacted relatively recently by the editor of Outdoor Photography Magazine who asked to carry out an interview for their series of landscape Photographers which has now been published in the May edition of the magazine.
Following the news of my two Commended images at The Sony World Photography Awards 2013, it was a great pleasure to be contacted on the back of that by Nigel Morton, an editor from the Picture Desk at The Times, who asked if they could run a feature on some of my images to appear in the digital edition for iPads, Tablets and mobiles…
My Image 22 Carat appears in Issue 13 of the all electronic iPad Magazine Photography Week. Even after three years, this image still gets attention and remains a firm favourite of mine. It’s a nice way to close out the year to boot…
New Zealand Based writer and photographer, Andrew Gibson has recently written a great eBook around Long Exposure titled Slow with some help from photographers like Joel Tjintjelaar and Doug Chinnery. To follow this up Andrew is running a series of interviews with other long exposure specialists and I’m very pleased to announce that he’s picked me as his first candidate.