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.

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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Across this scarred land

With the end of 2018 nearly upon us (you're probably reading this in 2019), my thoughts turn to what I'd like to cover in my blog posts in the New Year. I'm writing this as a bit of an aide memoir to myself more than anyone else, as I know from my site...

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Scaleber Force, Yorkshire Dales

Whilst on the way up to the Onlandscape landscape photography conference, I made the point of going a bit "cross country" in order to visit Scaleber Force which lies just out side of Settle on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  I think I must...

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Borrowdale, Lake District

Having attended the Onlandscape : Meeting of Minds photography conference in early November on the edge of the Lake District, I took a couple of days off to explore the Lakes area, before heading over to the North York Moors to be a speaker at the...

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The Deeper Love of X

I've said before that I own a wonderful Hasslebald X Pan panoramic film camera, but it seldom gets an outing.  Though I have to say I am warming slowly but surely up to using it again - but definitely going down the route of getting someone else to do all the...

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Early Autumn Explorations

I haven't been able to get out with the sole intent of "doing" photography for a good six months (probably more).  I needed to get out and decompress - and I think I achieved that on Friday.  Sat up on Curbar Edge in the Peak District looking down the...

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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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