PROJECTS: MY MOOR
Dartmoor National Park... my wild and beautiful homeland.
This is a collection of images shot over the 12 years I've lived here, in a remote part of the moor. The weather in winter is challenging to body and soul but the rewards of the natural beauty here are huge. The river has been very special to me since arriving. Walking the dogs with my camera by the river in the morning with a coffee became a ritual, often in winter when I couldn't face the moor alone on a wet windy day, but one which continues all year round and one I adore. I love how it changes through the season and is never the same two days in a row. The reflections - wind and all weather dependant are ever-changing... from winter when the trees are bare of leaves and the colour but full of sculptural form, to the autumn colours - a scene which varies so much between a still day and one with a breeze. I love the thinking time the river gives me, in its quiet, beautiful company for the day ahead. And on a hot summer's day it becomes the best playground in the world for my children.
Exploring the moor by horseback with my camera allows me to do the two things I love most in life. It also allows me to approach wild ponies more easily and cover more ground.