Why do I take photographs? A very difficult question.
The answer is that when I am out and about with my camera, I feel more like myself than at any other time. I don't feel relaxed especially but there is the feeling you have when you tackle a difficult crossword and complete it only in the photographic sense, the correct answer is only in your own head.
I also take photographs because I've realised that it's the best way to see the world. The practise of photography forces you to really look at things and to engage with the wind, clouds, tide, sun, season, and to begin to understand them.
The results contain more than you could absorb at the time and to journey around a landscape afresh each time you look closely at a photograph is a pleasure.
Whether I am in the Hills of the Lake District or the sands of the Northumbrian coastline out in the fireld is where I feel peaceful. Waiting for those magic moments where light, shade and subject all come together to provide beautiful images of a moment in time.
I like to photograph landscapes naturally, to capture the truthful beauty of the area/location I am photographing.
Having travelled the globe, the North East "home" still provides some of the best Landscape to photograph. I still don't tire of heading up to Bamburgh capturing the Landscape of my child hood.