ABOUT ME

My approach to photography is greatly informed by my background in painting and I use various techniques to blur detail and abstract shapes in the landscape. My work straddles different genres and disciplines as I push away at boundaries in the search for my voice as an artist.

I am primarily driven by an exploration of colour and form. My objective is to bring an emotional element and an aesthetic balance to my work . I try to depict the subtleties of the landscape and am happiest making images from the smallest, most insignificant detail - the challenge being to portray the essence of what it is about my subject matter that has taken my eye.

I build up layers in my camera and so my workflow is an instinctive, stream of consciousness ramble through shape and colour, light and shade, rhythm and flow and unbridled imagination where each decision I make is predicated on the result of the last one. It is a totally immersive process where the possibilities are seemingly limitless.

I have been fortunate to have been tutored by some highly talented and inspirational professionals, most notably Jay Maisel and the time spent with him and his impressive array of guest speakers in New York continues to influence the way I approach my work.

I have been influenced by many great talents; some of my inspirations include aforementioned Jay Maisel .  Also  Raphael Shevelev,  Chris Friel , Rob Hudson , Paul Kenny ,  Doug Chinnery,  Fay GodwinErnst HaasAaron SiskindAndre KerteszVivian MaierSarah Moon, Arnold Newman, Klavdij SlubanAlexey TitarenkoCharlie Waite to name just a few. 

Painters whose work I particularly admire include Bonnard, Cezanne, Chagall, Diebenkorn, Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Rothko, Picasso,  Van GoghFrankenthaler and many others too numerous. to mention.

It is a great honour to have been awarded a direct Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society in January 2020. I very much look forward to working with them on their assessment panel.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

See www.baileychinnery.com for workshops, videos and print services

 

 

 AWARDS 

USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014  7 images Highly Commended

GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2013 'Greening the City' - finalist

GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2012 'Greening the City' 2nd place & 3rd place

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2012 - Judges commendation

GRAND PRIX DE LA DECOUVERTE - Juror award of merit 2012

INTERNATIONAL LOUPE AWARDS 2012 - Bronze award

 

I have images in private collections in various parts of the world and stock images have been purchased by the following companies:

Virgin Atlantic

Apple

Visa

Yellow Pages

EXHIBITIONS 

2019, Jul               LBIF, New Jersey   (joint)                

2019, May             Photo London with MMX GALLERY

2018, Apr              OXO GALLERY, London “VISION 9”  (joint)

2018 Feb              MMX GALLERY, London  “The Sun Beyond the Shadow”  (solo)

2017 Oct              SOHN GALLERY, Lenox  “Into the Woods” (joint)

2017 Jun              BOSHAM GALLERY, Sussex “Fragile"  (solo)

2017 Apr              MMX GALLERY, London “Inside the Outside” 22 Apr - 3 Jun 2017 (joint)

2017 Mar             JAC GALLERY, Jersey "Fragile" (solo)

2016 Oct             THE PHOTO PLACE, Nottingham  “Inside the Outside”(joint)

2016 Apr             NEW ASHGATE GALLERY "Rural & Urban Perspectives" (joint)

2015 Aug            MALL GALLERIES with Light & Land (joint)

2015 Jul              MASTERS OF VISION, Southwell Minster (joint)

2015 Jul             BRIGHTON PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY (joint)

2014 Apr            DDA FACTORY, Sardinia (joint)

2014 Apr            PATCHINGS FESTIVAL "Connected" (joint)

2014 Mar           MALL GALLERIES with Light & Land (joint)

2014 Mar           LINUS GALLERIES 71% (joint)

2013 Feb           ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, Members Biennial Exhibition

2013 Jan           CORK STREET GALLERIES (joint)

2012 Nov           LINUS GALLERIES Botanicals (joint)

2012 Aug           CORK STREET GALLERIES (joint)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Small Print Magazine Spring/Summer 2015 contributor

Small Print Magazine Fall 2013 & S/S 2014 contributor

 

BOOKS

Masters of Landscape by Ross Hoddinott

Fragile published by Triplekite Publishing, July 2016 £18.50

Land|Sea from Triplekite Publishing and Amazon 2014