Photons and electrons are the materials with which I work. My cameras are the tools with which I arrange and capture them. More often than not, I will let them go.
My passion is to capture rarely viewed scenes, fleeting moments of interaction between light and environment, ethereal images of the British landscape, revealing beauty, form and feature unseen by many.
A misty morning, a lonely tree, a wave washing the sea shore. Wherever the vista happens to be, the play of the light stirs up unexpected thoughts and emotions that I try to convey in my images.
My earliest images I created as a child using my father's Zeiss Icon camera with Ilford 120 black & white roll film. I built my own darkroom in 1980 and progressed into the world of digital imaging in 2008, becoming a member of the Royal Photographic Society in 2012, and being published in 2013.
Currently, a number of my images are on tour in international exhibitions and I have had many more used for magazine articles and front covers. Ten of my images feature in the book Extraordinary Villages by Tony Francis, published in September 2014, and I have just had two images shortlisted for Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014.
I have been influenced by many great talents: some of my inspirations include Charlie Waite, Chris Friel, Doug Chinnery, Valda Bailey, Chris Newham, David Noton and Joe Cornish, to name just a few.
For information on my framed limited editions please visit the adrianfretwell.gallery or drop me an email.
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