The most important thing to me is capturing the essence and the magic of a place or scene. This usually involves lots of scouting of the location and waiting for the best light. This is one thing that can be hard in landscape and adventure work, as it’s all about time and patience. I try not to go overboard in editing and photoshop, for me it’s about balancing the lights and darks using dodge and burn techniques but keeping it as natural as possible.
I was born in a small village just outside London. I spent a few years travelling and now have settled in a town not far from where I grew up which I use as a base for my travels.
It was great and quite idyllic really. I grew up in a village, spent a lot of time exploring the fields and woods with my friends, building tree houses and such. I hope one day when I have kids they can have the same experience.
I spend a lot of time researching locations and then I work out the best times to be there, when the light will be nice and when the sun is in the right place. I like to set things up to give myself the best chance I can of getting the shot. After that, I don’t think there are any specific habits in the editing process. I just like to take time to do it properly.
If you could choose to be any animal, ¿which one would you like to be?
Interesting question! I think I would be an elephant. They take life slowly and they are intelligent and live socially. It seems like a nice life.