ABOUT ALASTAIR ROSSlandscape and nature photographer
Alastair Ross, landscape and nature photographer
I’m a non-award winning published thrice 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. 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. Photography for me is an opportunity to slow down and 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. Perhaps its more about my experience of taking the picture than the picture itself – who knows.
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.
- 2013 – Onlandscape, 4 x 4 , On Gardoms Edge, 9th February 2013 – http://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2013/02/on-gardoms-edge/
- 2016 – Onlandscape, 4 x 4, 19th February 2016 – https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2016/02/subscribers-4x4-portfolios-108/
- 2017 – “Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Book 3”
- May 2014 – BBC Radio Derbyshire – (from 11 minutes and 20 seconds) https://soundcloud.com/alexhowick-1/oldfashioned
- October 2014 – Hothouse 2014 – presentation about “Ties to the Land” pinhole photography project
- October 2016 – Onlandscape Conference – presentation about “Ties to the Land” pinhole photography project
- Connected 2014, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire
- Connected 2015, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire
- Connected 2017, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire
- Top 50 in the inaugural Pilkington Prize for Photography 2015
- “Commended”, Seascape Category – Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017
I can be found in lots of places on line (in order of use) :-
- Twitter – @alastairrosstog – though be warned its not all photography and it can get inane
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/alastairrossphotography
- Flickr – alastairross
Please note that all images are copyrighted, if you are interested in either buying a print or licencing an image please contact me.
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