About Adrian

Adrian

I Began taking photographs over thirty years ago. From the very beginning I was enthralled and captivated by the world presented by means of light and shadow. As some one with out any draughtsmanship or facility with brush and pen, I found the camera, and more importantly the darkroom, enabled me to realise the world I observed. More recently the advent of the digital world has replaced the gloom and magical odours of the print room but I still adopt the same approach and techniques, with Adobe lightroom as my platform of choice ( can’t get my head around layers and the composite approach of Photoshop). The work I make is informed and originates from many influences, both painters and photographers in particular :

Romantic painters
Caspar David Friedrich
Joseph Mallord William Turner

American Tonalism
Charles Warren Eaton
Birge Harrison

Pictorialism
Alfred Stieglitz (Camera Work)
Henry Peach Robinson (The Linked Ring)

My icons of photography
Ansel Adams
Bill Brandt
Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Gregory Crewdson

Photography Equipment

Nikon D80
Nikon D7000
Olympus E-PL1
Adobe lightroom