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There are many photographers whose work I have enjoyed; some I have discovered on-line and others through visiting exhibitions.  To view a photograph in the size and medium it was intended is an enjoyable experience but to discover a photographer in a book or on the internet can encourage me to look further into their work.  I hope this is the starting point for anyone viewing this website to also visit and enjoy exhibitions.

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A visit to an exhibition in Rethymnon, Crete, hosted by students from the University of Crete, introduced me to the work of Constantine Manos.  His photographs, dating from a period in the 1960s, capture the character and beauty of a rural simplicity that had remained virtually unchanged for many centuries.

http://www.costamanos.com

Best known for his seventeen year project for the Beaford Photographic Archive, James Ravilious photographed all aspects of local life close to his home in Dolton, Devon, from the 1970s to the 1990s.  His black and white images reveal his earlier training as an artist with his eye for composition and light.

http://www.jamesravilious.com

Documenting workers and their environment, the industrial photography of Maurice Broomfield has produced a fascinating photographic study from the 1950s.

mauricebroomfield.com

An outstanding photographer, John Gay’s clarity and ease of composition along with an excellent use of lighting and shadow is reflected in his love of nature, the countryside and architecture.  I particularly appreciate his England Observed collection.

www.englishheritageprints.com/john_gay_collection/photo/9568.html

I enjoy the creativity and inventiveness of Nick Knight.  Although primarily known for his fashion photography, Knight has been described as ‘genre jumping’ which reflects his interest in all aspects of image making.

nickknight.com