Dave Parry

I am a South Yorkshire native, based in Sheffield, a “hard industrial city in the North of England”. It’s ground-zero for British rockclimbing, and sits on the flanks of the Peak District. So you’ll see this is a pretty good place to be if you’re a climber and photographer.

I started off taking photos seriously through climbing, to document the days out I’d had with friends, but nothing more than just casual ‘snaps’. Some of these snaps turned out less bad than others, so I carried on. Fortunately as a climber in the UK we have the pleasure of frequenting some crags in outstanding natural environments, and so I found taking photos seemed a good way to try and take a bit of the outdoors back home with me.

Over the years my interest evolved into a deeper appreciation of the medium and I gravitated primarily towards fine art landscape photography. Of course climbing and travel photography still hold an inevitable draw for me, which I’m quite happy pursuing when the opportunity arises.

Although I could write more about motivations and artistic intentions, hopefully my photographs give you more of an idea of that than any words I know!


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