Most landscape photography today is a version of the picturesque or sublime ideals we’ve inherited from 18th Century Romanticism. Photos that conform to those ideals decorate postcards and posters across the world. Most of the more ‘experimental’ work is an attempt at re-imagining aspects of 20th Century Modernism. The reason is obvious; these are the kind of images that people like. My work is no exception: My landscapes photos are heavily influenced by these ideals, but I’m trying to see beyond them. Most of what follows are in the classic tradition. Maybe a few are edging beyond it.
The landscapes of Australia, New Zealand and Iceland are dramatic, beautiful and sometimes stark. My home county, Devon, offers endless opportunities to explore what landscape photography means for me and my more recent experimental work is mostly taken here.