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.
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 am primarily driven by an exploration of colour and form. Beyond that, I am intrigued by all manner of contrasts and contradictions and how they play out in the world around us. I am intrigued by the way the most fragile elements seem to have their very existence challenged and their vulnerability magnified when set against the strength and solidity of their surroundings.
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 Godwin, Ernst Haas, Aaron Siskind, Andre Kertesz, Vivian Maier, Sarah Moon, Arnold Newman, Alexey Titarenko, Charlie Waite to name just a few.
In January 2020 I was given a Direct Fellowship with the RPS. Aside from it being an enormous honour, I really look forward to getting involved in the distinctions assessment process.
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Masters of Landscape by Ross Hoddinott
Fragile published by Triplekite Publishing, July 2016 SOLD OUT
Land|Sea from Triplekite Publishing and Amazon 2014
Sky Arts - My Greatest Shot TV series Nov 2021
ICM Magazine - summer 2021
Outdoor Photography Mar 2020
Rfoto - July 2019
BBC Radio Sussex 19 Aug 2015
Tim Andrews - Over the Hill series contributor, July 2013
Center for the Photographic Arts, Carmel; merit award April 2021
New York Center for the Photographic Art - First prize award. March 2021
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:
2021 Sept Sohn Gallery - solo exhition
2021 Sept Photo London with MMX Gallery
2021 Mar NYC4PA - first prize - Silent Night
2021 June San Diego Museum of Art - summer exhibition
2021 Apr Center for Photographic Art, Carmel. Members juried exhibition.
2021 Mar New York Center for Photographic Art - juried exhibition
2020, Oct Photo London (online) with MMX Gallery
2020, Jun PhotoLA (online) with MMX Gallery
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)
Small Print Magazine Spring/Summer 2015 contributor
Small Print Magazine Fall 2013 & S/S 2014 contributor