Dav Thomas is a landscape photographer based in Sheffield, who mainly uses large and medium format film cameras. Shortlisted this year in the international [F]ramed Awards for Best Film Photographer of the Year.
“For me landscape photography is not about place or location, it’s about mood; emotion. Often my images aren’t recognisable as particular locations, my aim is to portray the quiet solitude of the landscape – and the majesty of the light and weather.
Whilst the British weather doesn’t help us plan successful barbecues, it does make for a demanding and exciting theatre to capture our varied and spectacular landscape. The beauty of this landscape is revealed by the ever changing light, whether it’s the steely greys of a rainy afternoon or the soft pastel tones of a morning mist.
It’s probably the graphic designer in me that draws me towards simple yet striking forms in the landscape, often drawing on repetition and bold layering of colour and textures – forming strong visual compositions.”
Dav’s first major book ‘With Trees’ will be released in July this year.
To see more of Dav’s work please visit www.peaklandscapes.com