Rachel creates professional, flawless images in a variety of disciplines, commercial, abstract, observational. Her technical skills combined with post graduate training at Central St.Martins School of Art & Design have been invaluable in her approach to her practice. Rachel holds an Associateship to the Royal Photographic Society along with her Pg.Cert from St Martins, and has been shortlisted for and won several photographic awards including SWPP's Landscape Photographer of the Year.
This collection contains images of trees from the Chiltern countryside where Rachel and family have lived for the past 28 years.Using phone images Rachel makes composite, sometimes layered pictures to create depth and feeling. She photographs only what is in front of her at the time, trying to show pictures and detail that may otherwise be missed.
She says that she sees pictures in everything but that nature produces the best pictures of all. For her trees embody the spirit of life, without trees we would not be here and she is a great believer in their healing properties. She highly recommends walking among them to find peace and emotional strength.
John has been an active photographer since acquiring his first camera more than 40 years ago. Now using digital cameras he photographs anything that appeals to him, especially reflections, patterns, textures, shadows, small details and images depicting movement. He likes to produce photographs showing unusual viewpoints or a part of a whole so the identity is not immediately apparent.
His is an active member of the Royal Photographic Society, gained an Associateship in 2014 and had an image highly commended in the 2017 RPS Visual Art Exhibition.
He has had photographs published in the Photography Year book and other photography books and been shortlisted in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. He has exhibited as part of Bucks Open Studios from 2010 to 2017, in the Wooburn Summer exhibition in 2010 and 2011, at the Rudolph Steiner School Art Fair in 2011, Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamstead and at the Chiltern MS Centre Art Fair in 2016 and 2017.All framed and mounted prints are signed limited editions of 25, and cards are limited editions of 50.
For Louisa photography is all about Colour, Light and Texture - from panoramas to close-ups, the inspiration is in catching the beauty at any moment. Her passion for Photography is in the Art she sees all around.
Louisa is an outdoors photographer, living in the Chilterns, and finds it a beautiful area to photograph, all year round - from snowy Ivinghoe Beacon, to spring in Ashridge’s bluebell woods, vivid rape fields, summer farm crops and wonderful autumn colours in the beech woods. Argyll is another of her favourite places to photograph, where the incredible light and weather are a big influence and provides the challenge of capturing all these moods. She loves exploring the different light across the UK and further afield in Greece, Norway, Turkey and California.
She also experiments with printing on different and exciting media, such as aluminium and acrylic glass, as well as high quality traditional prints.
Louisa exhibits in The Obsidian Gallery, The Upstairs Gallery and other local and Scottish galleries, and many exhibitions including Bucks Open Studios, College Lake Artists, Off the Wall, Chilterns MS Centre Art Exhibition.