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.

Fishy Business

I’ve finally started to have a good long look at the photographs that I took on our family campervan trip over a year ago now. Some are ones that jumped off the back of the camera at me, and others have been a bit of slow burn. I’ve created a page solely for the photography from that trip (no campervan talk) and I am in the process of slowly adding photographs to it.
To “celebrate” this fact, I’m giving away prints and postcards of photographs that I publish on the site.

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Xpan Street Photography

Whilst preparing for a talk that I was giving at this year’s Patching Art’s Festival, I came across what I guess can best be described as an accidental project – a project that I didn’t consciously make, but on reviewing (some many years later) does actually hang together quite well as a collection.

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Patchings Arts Festival

I’m talking again, this time at the Patchings Arts Festival in Nottingham.  I’ll be talking about photographic project work and keeping it local in my talk entitled “Close to Home”. 

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Lathkill Dale Mist, Peak District

Monday saw me out on a long walk from Monyash, across to Alsop and then looping back round and up the entire length of Lathkill Dale to get back to where I started.  I wasn’t out for the photography per se, but I did take the big camera and tripod and was glad that I did for one shot alone.

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Gibraltar Point, Skegness, Lincolnshire

With a stupid o’clock start (0230hrs) to catch the dawn light, Rob Knight (from https://www.rkphotographic.com/) and I set off in the dark to Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve near Skegness.  We didn’t really know the weather forecast, but I was hoping for some muted pre-dawn light as opposed to anything dramatic (perhaps the lack of sleep was influencing my hoped for choice of light).

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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.

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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