ABOUT ALASTAIR ROSS

landscape and nature photographer

I’m a non-award winning and occasionally published landscape photographer based in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District in England.  I tend towards landscape, environmental and nature photography in what I do, but have been known from time to time to dabble in street photography.  The Peak District, Snowdonia in North Wales, the Lake District and the Outer Hebrides of Scotland are all places that I love to photograph when I get the opportunity.  I’ve never felt a strong need to travel abroad to take photographs when we have so much to discover and explore in Great Britain.  I even feel slightly guilty travelling all the way to the Outer Hebrides, when I’m having to drive past so much beauty to get there – sometimes the scraggy woodland and allotments behind my home in Sheffield are enough for me.  That said, I did spend six weeks traveling around Europe in my campervan in 2018 with my wife, kids and dog – it still feels like I’m editing the pictures from that trip now!  My most recent work can be found here.

My photography is about capturing the moment (or moments as time passes) and conveying a sense of place.  In my work I hope to convey a feeling of solitude, being alone in the woods and a connectedness to nature.  I also try to tie my photography back to the history of the land and the people – or at least understand more about what I’m taking a picture of.  Photography for me is an opportunity to slow down, learn more, enjoy the peace and quiet of nature (and enjoy some coffee from my flask!).    When I’m photographing the landscape I’m always hoping that I capture a wee bit of that calm and peace – I don’t always get it right, but that is my hope.

You can hear me talk about my love of pinhole photography in this interview with BBC Radio Derbyshire – (From 11 minutes and 20 seconds) https://soundcloud.com/alexhowick-1/oldfashioned.

Publications

Presentations/Speaking

Exhibitions

  • Connected 2014, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire
  • Connected 2015, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire
  • Connected 2017, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire
  • Connected 2018, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire

Awards

  • None!

Honourable Mentions

I can be found in lots of places on line (in order of use) :-

Please note that all images are copyrighted, if you are interested in either buying a print or licencing an image please contact me via the form below.

Cornish Boat Decay, Roseland Peninsula

in one of my earlier posts (here), I briefly discussed the freedom that actually carrying your camera brings versus keeping it tucked away safely in your camera bag.  It allows for a level of creativity that perhaps you don’t get when you use your tripod.I came across this abandoned boat up a creek on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall in amongst boats that were in a lot better condition.  It was oddly scaffolded in to place, so despite its decay it was sat upright thanks to the scaffold structure that ran through it.  I was drawn to all the wonderful intimate details that time had inflicted(?) on the boat – I could have spent a happy afternoon going over this boat, but my family were already 15 minutes ahead of me, so I had to leave to catch up :/

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Cornish Abstracts

Cornish Abstract PhotographyWith schools being out earlier in South Yorkshire, we decided to head to Cornwall.  Cornwall is a part of the country I have only visited once before, so I was keen to give it a go - more so as the distance to get...

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Venice – La Serenissima

I’ve been to Venice once before, and that was with the family (and dog!). This time it was just the wife and I – time for some photography 🙂

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On Campervanning : Part 3

Part Three of my series of articles on Campervanning – focusing this time on planning for going around Europe for 6 weeks with our dog.

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Another Year in Photo Books – Part 1

A bit like in last year's photobook review, when I said that I felt I hadn't bought that many, I felt the same this year.  Then I piled all my photography books up when sitting down to look back over them during the Christmas holidays and thought "Oh...

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Thanks for taking the time to browse my site.  I hope you enjoyed what there was to see? If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for taking the time to browse my site.  I hope you enjoyed what there was to see? If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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