I love wild places, spending time away from worlds that are “humanely arranged” and trying to capture those moments and bring them home with me. This has led me to hike and wild camp in places like Iceland, the Himalayas, the Dolomites, Scotland and the Lake District. In the summer of 2013 I purchased a second hand DSLR and a set of filters and all the images on here have been made since then.
I currently use a Canon5D3 and a Hasselblad 500cm medium format film camera.
“At the heart of all photography is an urge to express our deepest personal feelings, to reveal our inner, hidden selves, to unlock the artist. Those of us who become photographers are never satisfied with just looking at someone else’s expression of something that is dear to us. We must produce our own images, instead of buying postcards and photo books. We seek to make our own statements of individuality."
Galen Rowell, Mountain Light.
“Mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”
Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind