'Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.'Albert Einstein
Thanks for visiting me here and viewing my work.
I’m a nature lover. And I've also been an environmental campaigner for most of my professional life. But recently, the business of photography has jumped itself off the back seat and seems to be dictating where next.
Presenting 3 main galleries - Flowers, Wildlife and Earth&Water - as the structure of a photographic story that has given me real joy and new direction.
The best thing about nature photography is that it puts you in a mental state of searching for beauty. I want to tell the story of our beautiful world. Just how it appears to me. And I hope that will inspire others to help keep it that way.
The 2014 State of Nature report found that 60 per cent of Britains birds, animals, plants and insects are in decline. One in five British wildflowers are in danger of disappearing. This loss is due to many of the recurrent causes of environmental harm - intensive farming, pollution and urban sprawl. A shame on many levels; for the beauty and richness of our countryside, but more crucially, for our native insects and butterflies who pollinate much of our food.
Fact: The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, published in 2016, showed that global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970.
EARTH & WATER
"What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?
No time to stand beneath the boughs, and stare as long as sheep, or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass, where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight, streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance, and watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can, enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare."
William Henry Davies 1871 – 1940