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 was an open remit so after pondering a while I went with Edge Of The Ravine, a bit of an impact composition, which I took right at the end of 2014 in Brandon Marsh, Warwickshire. This is the same location that my video interview with Practical Photography took place in, hopefully going some way to back up the sentiment that local scrub land and messy woodland really does have potential to deliver…

Once again, this fulfills a long standing objective I’ve held (another one I’ve shamefully done nothing proactive about!) to appear alongside some of the great outdoor and landscape photographers I respect and admire so much. This month, there’s also a big feature in the same magazine on Finn Hopson and his gallery in Brighton, a photographer who I’ve respected for a long time. I’ve been to visit his wonderful bricks and mortar gallery today, I’ll post a review shortly…

Outdoor Photography April 2015 copy