Septuagenarian Photographer, Visual Artist and Author, based in Nottingham, UK. Inspired by light, form and colour. Legends, fairy tales and Pre-Raphaelite paintings also play a large part in there. Oh, and Unicorns. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the last three images I have of my AFIAP application. There were a few more but they have been lost in the mists of time.
This is my grand-daughter, Hannah on what (I think) was her very first time in the studio. We were all a bit nervous (well, I was!) but somehow we muddled through and I came away with some memorable photographs. I liked this pose a lot and carefully cut her out from her background and popped her on some haystacks we saw near Frampton Marsh. The wigeon just crept in somehow and gave the picture its name (although it’s a duck really). The Goose Girl was accepted into one FIAP Salon in Finland.
Mating Migrant Hawkers was accepted into two FIAP Salons.
A Wasp, Masticating was accepted into eight FIAP Salons.
Long before I ever set foot in a studio and long before I retired from work to go to university, I cut my photography teeth on nature and wildlife in the nature reserves of the East Midlands and surrounding counties. Spending a day in winter finding and watching birds or, in summer, hunting for butterflies, moths and insects remains one of my abiding passions. When it comes to wildlife competitive photography, I have only intermittent success, pitted as I am against some of the wonders of the wider world. My domestic animals struggle to hold their own against monkeys in frozen ponds, horses in the Camargue and the many exotic beasts seen on safari. Every now and then, however, one of my favourite pictures will do well at one of the International Salons and it gives me that little extra bit of pleasure to know they’re having their moment in the sunlight. The five pictures here were all successful in my first year of competing for the accreditation of AFIAP.
Mating Migrant Hawkers was accepted into two Salons Broad Bodied Chaser was accepted into two Salons Brown Hare Running was accepted into four Salons Brimstone on Scabious was accepted into four Salons A Wasp Masticating was accepted into eight Salons