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Interview with Joe Cornish


Tim Parkin will be interviewing Joe Cornish mid December, what would you like to hear from Joe?

Please let us know if you have any questions you would like Tim to ask or if there are any topics you would like covered?

Email us with your questions for Joe.


  • I’d like to hear an adventure story or two, a tale of bad weather or exhaustion or something along those lines! I’ve had a few bad trips myself so I am sure Joe has a tall tail or two and they always make for entertaining reading (when they end well!)

  • David B

    I’d like you to ask Joe, please, If he was starting out in Landscape photography now, in these days of digital cameras where everyone is a photographer, would have found it much harder, and also whether professional landscape photography is long term sustainable, given the above?

  • Flyby34

    I am very excited about the books of Joe. I am curious whether we in the near future, another good book like First Light of Scotland’s Mountains can expect?

  • danfascia

    2 things…

    1. Tell us about the process of making the annual calendar. Selecting images, preparing them for print etc

    2. The newest B&W work whilst trekking is in my view some of his finest, and a new direction perhaps (shock… with people in the photos!). Let’s hear about that. Kit, the trip and the photos

    I saw these new photos when I stopped by Joe’s Northallerton gallery a few weeks back

    • Tom Tit

      The trouble with images with people or other other human related objects (motor vehicles for instance) in them is that theses things date an image, not something that I think Joe`s photos would benefit from.
      What I`d like to know, however, is how much forward planning goes into a shoot. For example when would he start thinking about Springtime 2013 locations etc ?

  • Hi Tim,

    I would like to ask Joe about the challenge of being a landscape photographer and making business out of it. Because I see that if (as a photographer) concentrate more on making business through photography, it seems that it becomes difficult to continue shooting, kind of this or this.

    • Charles Twist

      Both Joe Cornish and David Noton have surrounded themselves with staff who do their PR. Is this business model more likely to make a good income for two than the model where a single person covers all chores? Thanks.

  • David OBrien

    What would Joe count as his photographic achievements for 2012…

  • David Clapp

    I’d like to ask Joe what on earth he’s photographing in the above image. It looks like a quilt.

    • Always wakes with a camera to his eye!

      • David Clapp

        Haha, bedscapes, now there’s an idea

  • Sam Jones

    Probably a bit late as it’s already 15th December but I’d be interested to know if Joe ever suffers from ‘photographer’s block’ and if so, how he deals with it.

  • blackandstripe

    I’d like to know what the best photo Joe failed to take was – for whatever reason. There’s always one that go away, so any that stand out for Joe?

  • Monty Trent

    My question. Is there the slightest hope for the wretched landscape photographer who shoots from the (image stabilised) hip capturing the thrill, joy and inspiration of the natural world?

    • Well I’ve just come back from Scotland where I used my Sony A900 hand held and got some images I’m very happy with – you just need to be aware of shutter speed (my lens isn’t even IS – it’s an old Minolta Zoom!)

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