My latest collection of work was created on 31st October 2014. It is a look at the natural beauty that surrounds the river, with a focus on the ancient woodlands of the Forest of Dean that adorn its shores.
Several years ago I canoed the length of the river and it was then that I discovered how incredible this place was. I decided to return and photograph the point where the river works it’s way through the Forest of Dean.
The power of change in this part of England is abundant. From the orange glow of foliage and the heavy atmosphere of wood fires from neighbouring villages, Autumn is certainly in its element here. I love Autumn because of this. A transitional period that goes so quickly, most do not stop long enough to appreciate its passing beauty.
I’m still very much influenced in how I create the final pieces by many great painters. I think much of the dark moodiness can still be attributed to spending hours gazing into romantic artworks. Vibrant colour is starting to make more of an appearance in my work. I think this challenges and contrasts the darkest elements of my photographs.
My next collection will be created from visiting Snowdonia or the Lake District as we head into the winter and final months of 2014.