Graham Pritchard

GRAHAM PRITCHARD

I grew up on the island of Anglesey surrounded by a beautiful and varied coastline, rich in ancient history and overlooked by the dramatic and rugged peaks of Snowdonia to the south, a stone's throw across the Menai Straits.

This inspired a keen interest in photography in my early years. And working and travelling as a freelance TV cameraman and director all over Wales and beyond for very many years has provided much opportunity and experiences to develop my eye and photographic passion for the landscape.

Within that context, the variation of light - essentially dependent on the weather and time of day - and composition are key elements that I look for, together with tone, colour and texture. An unusual perspective on the familiar is also something that I welcome. It is very much these visual elements rather than a geographical, historical or social relevance and response that I am interested in.

However, also fascinating to me is the visual result of how nature will eventually claim for itself any evidence of man's involvement on the face of the landscape, thereby evolving and becoming part of the landscape itself. This is reflected in some of my recent images depicting the old slate quarrying industry in north Wales.

There are also some images taken in the Sahara Desert, Morocco recently whilst filming a trek with Cancer Research Wales. These emphasise the rich warm, earthy colours associated with that part of the world.


Bluebells, the wenallt, Cardiff
Photographic print
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Bluebells, the Wenallt, Cardiff
Photographic print
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Mountain stream, Llanberis pass
Photographic print
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River Teifi, Cenarth
Photographic print
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