A long exposure of the old pier remains in Swanage, Dorset. One of my favourite local LE subjects and one I love to return to now and again
Growing up around the fantastic coastline of Dorset, my photographic interest began with a passion for the unique natural surroundings. I enjoy trying to bring a creative edge to my landscape photography and enjoy the post processing element, along with learning new techniques. Over the last few years I have had many images published in photography magazines, local books and newspapers. My passion for black & white photography began with the classic images from great photographers such as Ansel Adams. It wasn’t until I discovered the more recent works of artists such as Michael Levin and Michael Kenna that my interest really developed into more of an obsession. I have always had a very keen eye for lines and symmetry, so this style really appeals to me. I also love the simplicity of monochrome and the beauty that can be conveyed through contrast and light. Living by the coast has provided me with a good amount of subjects and generally most of my long exposure shots are taken around the sea. Once I have found a location I feel will make a great mono shot, I will often return a few times to try and achieve the best possible results, which normally revolves around weather conditions and cloud movement. It’s a great feeling to find what seems like a very ordinary subject and transform this into something beautiful though long exposure photography.