All the photography on this site is the work of me, Chris Shepherd. I am based in Epping Forest, Essex.
I am Location Editor and Moderator for the UK's leading photography website ePHOTOzine. I am a member of The Painting with Light Society - a group of top landscape photographers from across East Anglia. In addition I am pleased to be part of the teams behind Images of Essex and Images of Suffolk.
Chris on Happisburgh Beach, Feb 2016
Photography first interested me when I received the gift of a small "point and shoot" camera that started a love affair with photography which continues to this day.
For me the challenge of photography is one of reducing an image to its essentials, where a painter starts with a blank canvas and adds to it to get the final image, a photographer starts with an image and frames and crops till he/she gets to the image that they seek. The challenge I enjoy most is to reduce the beauty,history and atmosphere of a place down to a single frame.
All of the images on the site were captured digitally. Although I occasionally allow myself "flights of fancy" in PhotoShop, nearly all the images are the result of in-camera capture and processing to mimic traditional darkroom techniques. To me photography is more about capturing the moment, rather than constructing that moment later in a computer.
I am available for commissions - please use contacts to get in touch with your requirements.
- Commended - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020
- Highly Commended & Judges Choice - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015
- Shortlisted - Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2011/2014
- Highly Commended - Black and White Photographer of the Year 2011
- Shortlisted - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011
Camera Club Talks
Where to See My Images
I hold various exhibitions throughout the UK - check my blog for the latest news.
Permanent Galleries and Exhibitions
Chris on Temple Field, Upshire - Epping Forest. April 2009
I have had pictures and articles featured in:
- The Sunday Times
- The Guardian
- BBC Country File Magazine
- Britain Magazine
- Essex Life Magazine
- Black and White Photography Magazine
- Outdoor Photography Magazine.
- Discover Britain Magazine
- International Business Times