Taking photography beyond the esoteric is a bit of a passion of mine. People should be able to enjoy the art without necessarily needing to understand which is the best camera to buy or how to take an amazing picture.
Photography is an artistic medium in the same way that a painter uses oil on canvas, or a sculptor carves a piece of marble.
Photography in the literal sense of the word means "painting with light"
To provide me with inspiration for locations, colours, textures and techniques I have studied a number of coffee table photography books compiled by prominent photographers.
Here are my recommendations for your own reading lists that are sure to brighten they day of anyone who flicks through the pages, hot beverage in hand, mind ready to be blown!
- Art Wolfe - Earth is My Witness
- Peter Watson - Seasons of Landscape
- Lonely Planet's Beautiful World
Many people ask what I do when I’m not out taking pictures. The answer is a lot. Time spent snapping is only a very small percentage of the work of a professional photographer. Due to a camera fault i’m unable to take pictures at the moment so I spent some time thinking about what I’ll get up to until it’s fixed.
St Hybald’s Church in Hibaldstow is currently undergoing repair work to it’s tower. As a resident of the village and someone who appreciates having this lovely old building close to home I’ve decided to donate profits from the sale of 3 of my Hibaldstow prints to St Hybald’s Funds. Get your copy here and help save our Church.
A write up of the background and approach behind my latest featured print – Hibaldstow Poppy Field. New from Home James Media – Lincolnshire Landscape Photography by Robin Ling.