Phil Malpas Photographer
“We often hear someone speak without listening to what is being said.
In the same way we can also be guilty of looking without really seeing.
If there is one thing that photography has taught me for which I will
always be grateful, it is the ability to really see the world around me.”
Phil's abiding love for photographing the less populated parts of the
world and the wilder side of nature goes back to the mid-eighties
and his first visit to the English Lakes.
“I found the sheer majesty of the towering fells simply breathtaking”
Since that first visit Phil has returned every year and always finds
something new and inspiring.
“The fact is, that when I try to capture the beauty of the landscape,
it isn't the land itself that attracts me, but the light that illuminates
it. It is this never ending search for perfect light that fuels my obsession”
Always keen to share his love for the natural world and the passion
for studying, in minute detail, the play of light on the landscape,
Phil spent three years teaching colour photography in his home
town - Swindon.
“This was great fun and I learned an enormous amount – comparing
the way that others see their subject.”
In the intervening years Phil has travelled widely throughout
Europe and the UK and recent visits to the USA have provided some
spectacular subject matter. Shot on a large format camera, meticulously
constructed and beautifully printed, his images have a clarity
and retention of detail so befitting the subjects' natural design
Phil’s work has been exhibited nationally, including significant
exhibitions at Christies and The Mall Galleries in London. His work
has been recognised by a number of awards including “Best Landscape”
and “Print of the Year” at a recent event in Fueterventura.
Phil currently leads photographic workshops around the world for
Light and Land Photography.