I’m a image maker based in a small rural Northumbrian village only two fields away from the family farm I grew up on.
With Northumberland as a home its iconic but subtle landscapes, coastline and nature in general have shaped my vision from an early age and continues to inspire me – though the thought of the challenge of a change of scene does appeal now and again.
A long time self-confessed nerd, I’m most comfortable not just out in the countryside or on the beach with a camera but also shut away in front of a computer for hours on end making images from the data our digital cameras produce. I’ve never been afraid of carrying out seemingly excessive alteration to my captured images, which has probably been a large factor in the way my individual style of intentional camera movement photography has developed over the years.
While in the past I always enjoyed having a camera in my hand making traditional landscape images of the local iconic views and more intimate landscape scenes, after a spell of loving making minimalist long exposures, usually monochromatic, I stumbled (literally) on intentional camera movement.
It wasn’t long after this trip that I first saw the work of Valda Bailey who was just a short amount of time into developing her multiple exposure style, and I was captivated. I loved it, but hadn’t seen anything like it before, using a camera at any rate. So began my journey which has ended up with me all but abandoning the “reality” of photography and instead I use the old English master painters of the 19th century, along with the later impressionists as my inspiration to create the work I currently do. A huge influence and someone I actively try and mimic in form and colour scheme is JMW Turner.
After years of trying to find a niche, I have now found it and am comfortable enough in it to begin dispelling my knowledge and thoughts to others. As part of my move into creating video content I host a weekly YouTube live stream “Tuesday Night Edits” where I edit my work live, I also now offer 1-2-1 tuition and will soon be developing group workshops.
July 19th to August 30th – Solo Exhibition at The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth
September 24th – Berwick Camera Club – Talk
November 6th – York Photographic Society – Talk
March 24th 2020 – Hexham & District Photographic Society – Talk
April 27th 2020 – Lancaster Photographic Society – Talk
September 7th 2020 – Tynedale Photo Group – Talk
Landscape Editions: Volume 12 – “Intentional” Published by Kozu Books
April 2018 – “#Connected2018” – Patchings Art Centre. Nottinghamshire
May 2017 – “#ConnectedTEN” – Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham
May 2016 – “#Connected2016” – Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham
September 2015 – “Through the Lens” – Gallery 45, Felton
May 2015 – “#Connected2015” – Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham
“Commended” – Urban Category – Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015
Featured In Print:
Magazine Feature – Digital Photographer (Issue 0211 – March 2019)
Book – Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015 (2016)
Book – The Plus One Collection 2013
A Different Kind of Landscape Photography – Video by Thomas Heaton (June 2019)
LEMAG | Long Exposure Photography Magazine – Issue 09 (May 2019)
The Togcast Podcast Interview – Episode 60 – (May 2019)
OnLandscape Featured Photographer – Issue 134 (April 2017) (Paywalled)
Wex Photographic – Creating Abstract Landscapes with ICM Photography (Oct 2016)
Digitalab Featured Photographer: Andy Gray (Nov 2013)
Photographer In Focus – Andy Gray | fstoplounge.com (May 2013)
Work Available from:
Exclusively via The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth for the duration of the exhibition. Otherwise only from this website at other times.