FOR EACH END OF YEAR REVIEW as in 2011, 2012 and 2013, my own revisiting them twelve months hence is just as important as writing them to begin with. It’s one more yardstick to measure where I was then to where I am now. One’s own photography needs to evolve (just as anything else does) otherwise you become in danger of being stuck in your own past.
As with previous years there were objectives to achieve, and much of this year was taken up with my new book, AS LONG AS THERE ARE ANIMALS, along with its accompanying exhibition. Then if I could manage to sell a few pictures or win a award or two along the way, then so much the better.Read More…»
The Photography Show is the UK’s brand new event for professional and amateur photographers and retailers. Taking place from 1-4 March 2014, at The NEC Birmingham, The Photography Show is filtered to all imaging needs. There will be almost two hundred exhibitors, workshops and around fifty speakers throughout the four days. The Photography Show will be the largest event of its kind in the UK.
I will also be speaking at this year’s show, giving a 40 minute talk at 11am on Tuesday 4th March. Within the 40 minutes I’ll cover black and white, developing an eye, and a few thoughts behind some of my own pictures. Places will be first come, first served on the day and I’ve managed to secure a discount for readers of this website who’d like to go to the show.
To buy tickets for £10 (as opposed to the usual £13 in advance or £15 on the door) simply follow this link and use the discount code DVLYD142014 (valid from now until 20/02/2014).
Two cheetahs chasing down a Thomson’s Gazelle in August this year
The Sunday Times Magazine Animal Pictures of the Year for 2013
Today’s Sunday Times Magazine presents its annual Animal Pictures of the Year feature and it is a special privilege to have one of my own images chosen for 2013. An online version is here, but it’s a paid subscription though.
Two young cheetahs chasing down a hapless Thomson’s Gazelle was one of many highlights while hosting a photographic safari to the Masai Mara this August. The two cheetahs were young and still learning to kill, so they toyed with the gazelle with practice runs, bringing it down and releasing it several times before downing it down one final time just in front of our vehicle.
Cheetah chases are normally viewed from afar so when these two shepherded the gazelle directly before us, a close range photo became a reality. And of course the three clients who accompanied me that week also caught the sequence for themselves.
I will be running these photo safaris in 2014 as well, so for more info on these see:
I’m delighted to announce a new exhibition of black and white wildlife photography in Pall Mall, London this November in collaboration with acclaimed wildlife sculptor, Rosamond Lloyd (no relation).
The exhibition is being held at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery in Pall Mall, London for two weeks starting on the 18th of November. Hours will be from 10:30am to 6:30pm on weekdays, and 11:00am to 5:00pm on weekends. We can open the gallery outside of these hours on request.
Along with ten sculptures in bronze by Rosamond, I’ll be exhibiting some fifteen or sixteen limited edition black and white photographs taken over the last four or five years. They will be shown in a variety of sizes, some large, including one of a lion at life size. If you are familiar with my work, then you will certainly see a few favourites, but I do have a few new surprises in store for this show as well.
So if you’re in London during the weeks of 18th-30th November, we’d be delighted to see you there. Entry is free.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit the Bronze, Black & White here.
Bronze, Black & White
Two Wildlife Artists · One Unique Show
18th—30th November 2013
The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery,
London SW1Y 4UY
Bronze, Black & White is kindly supported by
Masai Giraffes, Kenya, 2013