(1968) Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, David Burdeny has degrees in both Interior design and a Masters in Architecture. At the age of 12, David started to photograph the prairie landscape and make his own black and white prints in a makeshift darkroom that also served as his bedroom closet. Primarily self taught, his architecture and design background greatly influences his penchant for simple exacting photographs of sky, horizon and the marks humankind leaves behind. Influenced by notable photographers such Michael Kenna, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Fay Goodwin, David purposefully photographs in poor light and near darkness. He uses unusually long exposures to see that which our eyes can not. Moving beyond the literal, his images have been described as ominous, haunting, beautiful and meditative.
David Lorenz Winston
David Lorenz Winston is an award winning photographer, internationally recognized for his nature photography. His crisp winter landscapes and stunning images of trees enhance art and photography collections around the world. David is well known for “Solitude,” his image of a zigzag fence and tree taken after a fresh coat of snow in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To date, more than 280,000 posters of this quietly tranquil image have been published.
Helen Dixon LANDSCAPE Photography
Helen started her interest with photography in 2003. It quickly became apparent that it wasn’t going to be just a passing phase – her passion continuing on with a craving for knowledge and the urge to learn all aspects of photography. She set about teaching herself the technique and art of photography. Learning from magazines, books and the Internet, she is completely self-taught.
With her love for the natural world and the diversity of the British Isles which had already featured hugely as her inspiration – it became a natural step for Helen to focus her lens on the landscape and its surroundings.
David Chow Fine Art Photography
David Chow is a fine art photographer based in Cambridge; he studied photography at degree level and printmaking at master’s level at the Cambridge School of Art.David started his career by producing striking black and white portraits of flowers, he has since turned his eye to alternative printing techniques used by the old masters of photography and is now well known in the U.K for his exquisite Cyanotype prints of flowers. He is passionate about using such techniques as they have an ability to capture an expansive tonal range and the prints have unique luminescence. He is one of a very few practitioners in the country to be teaching alternative printing processes including cyanotype and platinum/palladium printing.
The power of David’s photography lies in its simplicity and he has been able to capture beauty in both living and dying flowers. A keen botanist, the majority of David’s flower portraits come from specimens grown and picked from his own garden. Using large and medium format cameras with the aid of natural daylight his photographs capture the most intimate and subtle details of each flower.
Over the last four years David has published three limited edition hand made books and portfolios that form part of the’ Expressive Flower Series’, beautifully hand bound, these books merge David’s love of poetry, flowers and photography in one art form. David is represented by a number of galleries in the U.K and U.S and has exhibited his work widely and is included in numerous private and corporate collections.
David has been learning alternative photographic for the past 10 years. He teaches workshops in cyanotype and platinum printing with digital negatives and was the first person to do so in the U.K. For further information click here
Lori Nix: The City
I am often asked questions about the inspiration for my work as well as my working process. As a ‘non-traditional’ photographer (I construct my subject matter rather than go find it) people find it hard to grasp what exactly it is that I do. And the fact that it is all done in front of the camera, with no digital manipulation, adds its own set of challenges. Building materials, lighting, issues of scale and space all become significant when you are recreating the world on a table top. I’ve listed a few of the more frequently asked questions and my responses.
In my newest body of work “The City” I have imagined a city of our future, where something either natural or as the result of mankind, has emptied the city of it’s human inhabitants. Art museums, Broadway theaters, laundromats and bars no longer function. The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand, yet Mother Nature is slowly taking them over. These spaces are filled with flora, fauna and insects, reclaiming what was theirs before man’s encroachment. I am afraid of what the future holds if we do not change our ways regarding the climate, but at the same time I am fascinated by what a changing world can bring.