Bio & Artist Statement
East Anglia Based Landscape & Coastal Photography
Hello and welcome,
Back in late 2017 two life changing events happened to me. The first was being diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome (a form of High Functioning Autism), and the second was being brought my very first DSLR. Both events have had massive impacts on my life. Discovering there’s a reason why you always felt at odds with the world and why you never really fitted into any social norm was a truly profound revelation but then discovering a hobby that was perfectly suited to my Autistic needs was equally life changing.
Photography has ever since been my special interest that has afforded me a safe place to escape the stresses of living in a scary overwhelming world I find myself at constant odds with. Photography offers me many distractions to focus my obsessive mind to. There’s the nerdy tech side of photography, the researching and planning of locations, the field craft of capturing the perfect exposure, finding the ideal composition and possibly my favourite element of all, the "ART " of post processing.
I am still unsure why I am particularly drawn to landscapes and seascapes but it’s probably because my late father used these two elements extensively within his oil paintings when I was a child. It has been said that my photos have a "painterly" feel to them which I also guess is also due to my fathers influences and my own strong love of art when I was younger. I am country raised and love getting out to beautiful serene locations when no one else is around trying to capture their special rural idilic country charm. Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk aren't the obvious counties most people associate with beautiful landscapes and vistas but I am keen to change this misconsept and show the intrinsic beauty East Anglia holds.
It's only right of me to point out from the start that I am NOT an old school "documenter" style photographer. I am more a modern day “digital artist”. I strive to create impactful images through thoughtful artistic post processing choices that reflect me and my unique Autistic outlook on the world I see. This does of course mean my images are a little removed from what is considered the “normal” realistic style of traditional landscape photography but I'm OK with that. There will always be a lot of push back from the landscape photography establishment when ever the saturation and vibrance sliders go up and not down but colourful, vibrant images are to some people a welcome escape from the drabness of the everyday reality they see. I want to be artistic and not just a documenter, I want to add a little something of myself into the final image as photography is an invaluable way of creatively expressing myself and connecting with people in a way that simply documenting locations can not.
My website holds many familiar and not so familiar images from Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, as well as my bonus gallery from around the rest of the UK. Please stay a little while and browse my galleries and if any images should be of special interest to you I offer all my images as prints and as licensing agreements, please contact me through the contact page with any inquiries you may have. I am also available for 1-2-1 Lightroom tutorials & workshops as well as camera club talks by special request as well as commissioned work.
It just leaves me to say thank you for stopping by and please come back soon as I'm always adding new images.
All the best Aron.