Outdoor Photographer of the Year | Portfolio 1 | Commended
In March 2016 I got published in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition. A fantastic competition with over 10,000 entries and a first prize of a holiday to Norway. It was a great honour to get published in the book along with one of my favourite photographer's Alex Nail. The photo was of Holywell Bay in Cornwall with the crescent moon setting between the islands.
Fire & Ice | Opposing Forces
In September I held an exhibition along with collaborating artists and musicians to help raise money for the restoration of the Merz Barn. A gallery and open space in the Langdale Valley in the Lake District previously owned by renowned Dada artist Kurt Schwitters.
Earth & Air | Opposing Forces
After the damage from Storm Desmond in December 2015 the roof of the Merz Barn required repairs. Thanks to a collaboration from the Kittch-Kunst Collective as well as the custodians of the Merz Barn a fund raiser was sorted which my exhibition was part of. My exhibition was titled Opposing forces.
Life & Energy | Opposing Forces
My exhibition 'Opposing Forces' was a series of 4 photos from the Lake District National Park which focused on the contrasting forces that has carved and shaped the landscape. Each photo was my interpretation of these forces with a written description that helped tell the story of the geology and history of the Lakes.
Man & Nature | Opposing Forces
Langdale Panorama | Merz Barn Project
As part of my exhibition at the Merz Barn I also contributed around 50 images of the surrounding area just as the Autumn colours were appearing and the woodlands were looking absolutely stunning. I brought these images together in a PDF Leaflet which I was very proud to present.
Fields and Fells | On Landscape Conference and Exhibition
During my time in the Lake District I have been able to attend two conferences. Both situated in the Lakes and one included an exhibition. The first was 'Photographer's for the Cumbrian Floods', this was a photo auction with talks from photographers including Joe Cornish and Mark Littlejohn. The second conference was the On Landscape conference in Penrith, this included an exhibition which included one of my highlight photos of the year. It was an excellent conference with great talks from Erin Babnik, Bruce Percy and Simon Norfolk.
Landscape Photographer of the Year | Commended | Llandudno Lights
No sooner had the Onlandscape conference finished I was travelling down to the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition in Waterloo Station. The highlight of my year as I got to mingle with the best landscape photographers and Julia Bradbury (Countryfile Presenter). It was an brilliant evening with a free bar.
Canary Wharf | London
I spent three nights after the Landscape Photographer of the Year in the heart of London. I visited all the tourist spots including Canary Wharf, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral and Greenwich.