I’ve steadily been able to build up a small reputation online to the point that I now get invited occasionally to provide photographs and some written pieces for magazines and other media to use, as is demonstrated elsewhere on my blog. But this week something rather unusual happened, something I was neither expecting or planned in any way, somehow I managed to land two cover photographs on two different magazines at the same time.

Both are rather special photographs to me for different reasons. The first, Shine On, a misty tree shot in The Cotswolds during the autumn of 2014 was featured along with a further article on shooting woodland in Outdoor Photography. The second, Refuge (my mono infrared sheep) was a huge favourite of mine taken in 2014 on Exmoor during mid-summer was featured on the cover of Amateur Photographer with a full article I wrote on shooting with Infrared. It’s pure fluke that the two ended up side by side on the shelves together given I wrote the articles weeks apart and submitted them for publishing to two different magazines. Of course this was a moment to record in Sainsburys as I doubt very much whether this will ever happen again – here’s the mandatory ‘shelfie’…

Amateur Photographer June 2015 copy