on landscape The online magazine for landscape photographers

David Baker

Featured Photographer Revisited

David Baker

My work is showcased on my long standing photoblog: milouvision.com. I am interested in the sea, the forest and common ground. I have exhibited widely with solo and collaborative shows with photographers and other artists.


Michéla Griffith

In 2012 I paused by my local river and everything changed. I’ve moved away from what many expect photographs to be: my images deconstruct the literal and reimagine the subjective, reflecting the curiosity that water has inspired in my practice. Water has been my conduit: it has sharpened my vision, given me permission to experiment and continues to introduce me to new ways of seeing.


You’ll have to go back to August 2011 and Issue 20 to find Tim’s original Featured Photographer interview with David Baker. This pre-dates both Sea Fever and Ridge Trees, although David’s fascination with the coast was already evident. Much has taken place since then including a ‘big move north’ to Aberdeenshire together with Shona Grant, whose photography and artist’s books we featured last year, so an update with David is definitely due.

It’s safe to say that a lot has happened since Tim spoke to you way back in August 2011. What has given you most enjoyment, or satisfaction, in the intervening period?

I think that's very fair to say. In late January 2017, after 54 years in Hampshire/Dorset, there was a move to rural Aberdeenshire. Whilst I was brought up very close to the country - well country as in Hampshire terms - I'm now in a very small village within a farming community with no street lights, open fields on three sides of the house and the great expanse of sky. It's also a wonderful creative environment. Having lived in a flat for 20 years, I'm now confronted by such things as gardening, open fires and much peace and quiet.  

This is a premium article and requires a paid subscription to access. Please take a look at the subscribe page for more information on prices.

On Landscape is part of Landscape Media Limited , a company registered in England and Wales . Registered Number: 07120795. Registered Office: 1, Clarke Hall Farm, Aberford Road, WF1 4AL