Updated: Oct 4
An Insight into my life
I have always been a lover of nature; growing up on the side of canal banks and riverbanks, fishing while sitting as quietly as I could waiting for the fish to bite, I would watch the nature around me, drawing pictures and documenting what I had seen. From kingfishers to tiny flies, I was hooked on nature and its beauty. For some reason, it was the only constant in my life and never failed to please me.
As a young child, I often found myself on a rainy day at my local library reading books and looking at all the pictures of different animals and insects that the world had to offer and what their meanings were in life.
Fig:1 The Diversity Of Life
By Edward Wilson (1992)
Also, looking into the wildlife Encyclopaedic that was always on hand at the library
It was only ten years ago that I got my first camera. This was only because I was suffering from bad anxiety and depression. My wife told me to go into nature and look at what I had missed. It was that day that I finally found myself again sitting by the side of a river taking pictures, this time instead of drawing pictures. To feel the freedom of the wild rabbits and hair running around in the morning dew was simply the best feeling ever.
One of my all-time loves is Sir David Attenborough. Not only for his video work and explanations in detail but also for the way he constantly thinks about how the world is changing around us. And from day one of watching him, he has never changed. He also mentions in his work how without the help of his filming crew, the research of his work would not be the same.
fig: 2 from the times
Fig:3 sir David fact file
Fig: 4 Discoveranimals.com
I am so grateful to Sir David for producing his work that has helped me sculpt my photography today.
Fig: 5 “The Wise Old Owl”
Picture by Lee Hall