Mark Hamblin

My aim has always been to capture arresting images of nature using a careful combination of lighting and composition. A simplistic approach but one that does not exclude the realities of the modern world in which we live and the pressures that we as the most dominant species on the planet have brought to bare on the world's fragile ecosystems.

Born in 1966, I was brought up in Warwickshire where I first developed my passion for nature and photography. Despite an early ambition to become a television cameraman, I headed north to study Microbiology at Sheffield University. Seven years later I emerged from the ivory towers with a BSc and PhD but my true ambitions lay elsewhere. After running a catering business for two years I finally took the plunge and have been working as a freelance photographer since 1995. After eighteen enjoyable years living on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Gale and I moved to the Scottish Highlands in the autumn of 2002. We have since renovated an old farmhouse and acquired a hyper-active springer spaniel who gives me a great excuse to explore the local woods most days.

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About Mark Hamblin

My aim has always been to capture arresting images of nature using a careful combination of lighting and composition. A simplistic approach but one that does not exclude the realities of the modern world in which we live and the pressures that we as the most dominant species on the planet have brought to bare on the world's fragile ecosystems. Born in 1966, I was brought up in Warwickshire where I first developed my passion for nature and photography. Despite an early ambition to become a television cameraman, I headed north to study Microbiology at Sheffield University. Seven years later I emerged from the ivory towers with a BSc and PhD but my true ambitions lay elsewhere. After running a catering business for two years I finally took the plunge and have been working as a freelance photographer since 1995. After eighteen enjoyable years living on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Gale and I moved to the Scottish Highlands in the autumn of 2002. We have since renovated an old farmhouse and...