Ian Bailey LRPS, CPAGB

My introduction to photography was when I was given our old family camera to record a young but growing family and, after taking a few snaps, decided there must be some way to improve the quality of the pictures from a box Brownie. Progressing, I bought a Russian SLR camera (the well known and solid Russian Zenit-E) and my first attempts started of a love of photography that has lasted ever since.

Before the advent of digital I worked exclusively with medium and large format cameras developing film and printing all my pictures at home. I now use digital cameras and have learned to embrace the creative/editing techniques in Lightroom and PhotoRaw that were not possible in the darkroom.

With a passion for the outdoors, and an endless appreciation for fine art I have been enjoying photographing the world around me. Until recently my photographic experience has been much more in the landscape, but lately I have become fascinated by the amazing and complex beauty and structure of flowers. I am currently creating a portfolio of work that captures and enriches the intimate details that embodies the fabric of even the most common flower