Still life photo’s

I’m packed up and ready to head back to Alaska to carry on filming for the BBC’s 3 part series on the state. On the shopping list this time are all things springlike. A couple of weeks in Anchorage filming black bears emerging (if they are in the tree we think they are in) dippers, stonefly and anything that tells the story of the year turning.

Then we head up into the interior, driving the Dalton Highway (of Ice Road Truckers fame) to a field station 160 odd miles north of the arctic circle to film amorous Arctic Ground Squirrels and whatever else we can find – hopefully wolves and other predators, possibly polar bears. So a really interesting and mixed trip, going to some places I haven’t been to before, very excited.

While I’ve been at home I’ve set up my studio and have started work on a project I’ve been planning for a while; taking still life photographs of some of the natural objects I’ve picked up over the years from various corners of the planet. These will all be displayed on a dedicated photography website – along with my other work – which I’m in the process of setting up. I’ll have limited edition prints for sale.

For those interested, the photographs where taken on a Nikon D800E with a Nikon 105mm macro lens, the images are all ‘focus stacks’ – dozens of photographs, each with a different focal plane, combined into one image with unlimited depth of field.

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