photo by Tom Chaplin 2017
That’s me on the right

About Me

I have been obsessed with photography since I was six and saw my first issue of National Geographic magazine. When I asked my dad how they got the photos for the magazine he replied that photographers do it. I knew then that I wanted to be one.  A photographer.  A bit corny? Sure!

Photography has been my passion ever since. (When I was twelve, he caved-in and gave me his AE-1 camera that I had been “borrowing”, secretly, from his room).  

Photography is an extraordinarily creative outlet – it has taught me how to truly see and experience the world; to not just pass through, busy and distracted, on my way to somewhere else, but to learn to pause and notice the beauty of light in our everyday surroundings. That is why I love photography.

Publications

2003 London at Dawn book
2013 London at Dawn 3rd edition hardback
2013 Paris at Dawn book hardback
2017 East London at Dawn hardback
20151101_lw_heath_152

Exhibitions

2003 Stoney Street Gallery, London – London at Dawn book launch
2009 The Gallery at Redchurch Street, London – Arboreal Dreams
2009 C46 Gallery , London – London at Dawn
2010 Popup gallery, London – London at Dawn
2013 St. Pancras International concourse, London – Paris and London at Dawn book launch and exhibition
2014 Downstairs at Mother London, London – Homeless World Cup
2014 Gallery at Leo Burnett, London – Homeless World Cup
2017 Lehman Locke Hotels, London – East London at Dawn book launch and exhibition

“As a young child growing up in Maine the forest was my back garden. I would leave my house early in the morning and wander the forest all day. For me the natural world is a second life, a fantasy land of purity and calm, that I escape to when the violence of our concrete city gets too much for me. “I feel an attachment to the artistic tradition of reverence for natural beauty and reverence for the technical skill of the artist. The rejection of beauty and skill in much of modern photography makes me return with stronger conviction to my beliefs.”

Bio