A Chesterfield-based photographer, Guy has lived on the edge of the Peak District for the past 21 years. An outdoor enthusiast he has travelled extensively in this country and abroad but always gets drawn back to the wonders of the Peak District.
A life-long lover of nature and wildlife, a camera has been a constant companion since he bought his first SLR aged 14.
“I want my pictures to capture and communicate the sense of wonder I feel when experiencing the beauty and complexity of the world in which we live.
Studying a photograph affords us the opportunity to pause and spend time in appreciation of a scene which, when the photo was taken, may have lasted but a brief, transitory moment”.
My love of photography began many years ago when I was about to become a father for the first time, and realised I would need a camera to take some pictures of the new arrival !
A keen amateur photographer friend sold me his spare Zenith E 35mm camera, and I found after a lot of trial and error and self-teaching that I could produce half-decent results. After recording my children growing up at every birthday, holiday, and Christmas, I started to find rest, relaxation, and tremendous satisfaction disappearing into the hills from my Manchester home, to record the landscape and changing seasons.
Since those far off days I have gone through a succession of 35mm and medium format film cameras, and like most photographers I am now well and truly in the digital age.
Now a resident of the Peak District I feel privileged to live in one of the most spectacular areas of outstanding natural beauty in England. My work has been published widely in books, magazines, calendars, postcards, and I am a regular exhibitor at the various regional art shows.
My photography principles are simple. If somebody likes one of my images sufficiently to buy a print from my website, or to use in a publication, I am more than satisfied. I like to think my images bring pleasure to the viewer, and if it inspires them to visit that place, or pick up their own camera, I think I have done a good job.
I am a Yorkshire based photographer, specialising in nature, wildlife and garden photography. My main subjects are flowers, plants and small creatures such as butterflies, bees, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers etc. Much of my work is shot in close up using a macro lens which fills the frame with small subjects, creating images that focus on colour, shape, pattern, texture and detail.
The intricate detail of small subjects can easily go overlooked in day to day life, but when photographed close up, a whole new world can be revealed that is both beautiful and fascinating. Enlarged as canvas prints can bring these often unnoticed, beautiful details of nature to a size where they can be admired and appreciated.
More of Helen’s work can be seen on her website, www.helenclarkephotography.co.uk
If there are any images on there that you would like printed as outdoor canvas wall art, but that do not appear on our Insideout Garden Art website, please contact us on
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 283 88 32, as it is highly likely that this can be arranged. (We just need to check that no exclusive image rights have been sold elsewhere and that the image will work on a canvas as the edges of the image will be lost in the wrap around the frame).
I always loved the idea you could capture a moment in time and it would last forever. I bought my first SLR camera when I was about 15 and as I've got older my intrigue with photography has continued. I have since been taking photos for many years and I have been lucky enough
to have had some published in magazines and brochures along the way. It is both a love and a passion and I hope that comes through in the photographs I take.
I hope you enjoy my work.
Kristin Leslie was born at the base of the Rocky Mountains, but grew up in the cosmopolitan environment of Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Known for her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, she was nicknamed Kucci by family and friends.
She began travelling at a very young age and wanting to share her experiences with others, she turned to photography. Of late, Kristin has come to appreciate the day-to-day things that are so easily taken for granted. Over the last year, she has turned her focus towards sharing the true beauty of those blooms found in local gardens often capturing images not visible to the naked-eye. Concentrating on organic floral-macro photography, Kristin has worked to keep her floral work as true to nature as possible, working with natural light and avoiding the digital darkroom.
Kristin’s goal is to use her floral images to show others that there is always more than meets the eye. It is her sincere hope that her images will serve to beautify homes and spark a new appreciation for the obvious.