Angus Haywood is a film landscape photographer.
He currently lives near the silver water of the Chichester Harbour Nature Reserve on the southern coast of England.
Sensitivity to light came from first experiencing the rolling farm fields and varied wild coasts across Dorset, the aesthetic in Nature, and the mark of mankind on them. He grew up surrounded by the rural landscapes of every season, around Sherborne, and further south into its Thomas Hardy-esque wheatfields and hedgerows, winter copses and crows, summer tracks and lanes, the distant green landscapes. His father was an illustrator and oil painter who noticed composition, his mother a Midwifery Matron. The weather and the season’s light it brings to Britain is so wildly changeable and complex, within every day and week, that it becomes instinctive to be conscious of its next display.
Influences and respect over the years have been for the work of Fay Godwin, and working with Michael Kenna and Charlie Waite represented through the Bosham Gallery. Bill Brandt, Cartier-Bresson, and other contemporary photographers, such as Masao Yamamoto in Japan. Man Ray, Capa, Brassai, Vivian Maier, Kertesz, Ansel Adams, Doisneau, Edward and Brett Weston, Sebastiao Salgado, Ernst Haas, all of these hold an ongoing interest.
His evolution to black & white film photography began in the 1980’s, when first given a Russian ‘Zenit’ film camera, progressing to a very manual Swedish ‘Hasselblad 500-series’ medium-format film camera, with its well-known, quality German ‘Zeiss’ lenses. This Hasselblad doesn’t even have a battery. Long exposures of minutes to hours, wanting to express the movement of clouds, water, leaves, trees, time.
He has been an airline pilot, firstly from Exeter around Britain and into Europe, returning to the UK after another eight years living and working in Saudi Arabia in 2016, flying jets throughout the Middle-East and SA, from Riyadh into Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, UAE, Kuwait, and across The Nile into Egypt and Sudan. The artistic and the technical….striving for a ‘polymathic’ existence in both worlds, and being able to move from one world to the other, without remaining in just one or the other like many, make for a far deeper appreciation, empathy, and humility in life.
He continues with further photographic and artwork projects, printing silver gelatins in the darkroom and larger digital prints, beginning in 2020 with photographing all the Italian Lakes, and western and southern Germany, during the day and night. The Italian Lakes, France, Britain, and more of Europe to follow, photographically.
He is a member of the Chelsea Arts Club in London…for the non-conformists in this world website
Represented by Taunus Foto Galerie, Bad Homburg, Germany.
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