Andrew Land

From being given a Box Brownie camera when I was six, my passion for photography has developed over the years. Now, over forty years later, the last 18 years have seen me take my photography more seriously, devoting more time and resources to it. Currently I sell photographs directly to magazines and through a photo library to a variety of markets, including holiday brochures and travel guides together with fine art sales and hand made greetings cards. I continue to supplement this income through part time engineering design.

I now concentrate on landscape subjects especially the Peak District National Park near to my home for the last 20 years. The majority of these images are taken with a Pentax 67 medium format camera, using Fuji transparency film. Recently I purchased my first digital camera but I also use a homemade 5x4 large format camera based on the fixed hyperfocal focusing concept creating a light weight camera that is ideal to use in the field.

In March 2005 I held my first one-man exhibition ‘Views of the Peaks’ at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, then in June 2006 'In & Around Sudbury Hall' showing hidden locations in the hall and the landscape within 5 miles, all the photographs taken in the proceeding 11 months, in the last two year I have also exhibited at the Wirksworth arts festival.

My work has won a number of awards such as the British Landscape competition and exhibition 1997 held at Leeds Castle and the 2006 Buxton Arts Festival together with other photographic press and local competitions.

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