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Subscribers 4×4 Portfolios
John Clifton, Malcolm Blenkey, Martin Longstaff & Robin Sinton
My photography began at my father's side - he processed and printed his own pictures to save on costs, so I did the same. I still hope to ‘dust off’ my darkroom gear at some point, but have spent the last few years learning to make great digital prints. I love the convenience that digital offers, and the immediate visual feedback it provides, but it is still that final analogue print that really ex-cites me. When not working at Trailblazer Outdoors, in Pickering, I am usually out walking the fabulous land-scapes of the North York Moors National Park. This is a place I find endlessly inspiring, offering a huge variety of scenery and subjects in a compact and accessible package. I am also co-organiser of #MOORSVIEW - a bi-annual photography seminar addressing landscape and wildlife photography on the North York Moors and Coast.
I am a hobbyist photographer, with a passion for landscape photography. My greatest claim to fame is that I have had five commended images in the annual Landscape Photographer of the Year competition organised by Charlie Waite.
I'm a transplanted Scot with a love of mountains and wild places. These days I live in the States, but I have been fortunate to work and photograph in many places around the globe. Luckily, I still have family ties back to the Highlands where I grew up. That means I get to visit those wonderful hills at least once a year.
I've been a photographer since Fox-Talbot was leaning out of his window at Lacock. But as a top video editor specialising in music programmes, I travelled over Europe working at concerts with Queen, Simple Minds, Brian May, Erasure and Simply Red. This did get in the way for a lot of years, and it has only been in the last ten years that I've had more time to seriously give to my photography.
Our 4x4 feature is a set of four mini landscape photography portfolios from our subscribers, each consisting of four images related in some way. You can view previous 4x4 portfolios here.
If you would like to submit your 4x4 portfolio, please visit this page for submission information. We are looking for contributions for the next few issues, so please do get in touch if you're interested!
Please click the images to see them in full.
Shaking the Tree
North Yorkshire Coast
The Auvergne in Winter