Two Islands Photography
As a self-taught photographer, I don’t really follow rules and I’ve been able to have the freedom to learn by doing it my own way – a bit of a cowboy, I have a relaxed style and like to ‘shoot from the hip’. People need to feel relaxed and forget about having a camera pointed at them to achieve natural shots.
Over the last 7 years or so I have been able to develop my skills enough to have a successful career, with both a studio and gallery base, doing child, family and commercial photography work, as well as working with landscapes featuring the stunning views of Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. These landscapes feature on many items that I then sell in the gallery as well as online.
It’s such a thrill when people buy to take or send to friends & family overseas, that know and love this area.
My jigsaws, tea towels and cushions are in residences in far-away places such as New Zealand and Australia, in France & Italy as well as Dubai, Canada and the Caribbean. So wonderful to be able to share such natural gorgeousness!
The name – Two Islands Photography – comes from having dual nationality of two islands – this larger one, and also of the much smaller Cayman Islands in the Caribbean where I proudly have citizenship and residency having spent many years living, working and raising a family there.
I am lucky enough to still spend quite a lot of time in Cayman and I also exhibit at the Ritz Carlton Gallery on Grand Cayman as well as sell items featuring Cayman views in various outlets on the island.
But it was the draw of the seasons, the hills and valleys and the lighting that comes with it, that drew me back to Yorkshire after 20 years away. Every day is different and there is nothing better for clearing a busy mind than a long walk with a camera over the hills or along the canal and it is these views that feature heavily in my landscape work.
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