September 19, 2018
Darren Rose is a landscape photographer from Bedfordshire, who can often be found wondering around the local woodland with an old wooden camera. We take a look behind the scenes at what makes Darren tick.
I started to take photography seriously whilst studying Fine Art at University, and went on to teach 6th form students how to develop and print their photos in a darkroom. After a small hiatus, in 2014 I picked up where I left off and began to focus on my photography again.
Darren at work amongst the bluebells in the woodland
Woodland work features heavily in my portfolio. I love the challenge of finding compositions within the complex and chaotic woodland landscape. They continually change throughout the seasons, and can look different each time I visit. This ever-changing landscape helps keep me motivated when revisiting locations throughout the year.
'Wild Garlic Woodland' Available to buy HERE
That’s tough! Aside from photographers of my family, I think I am most proud of my recent butterfly images. It has been a steep learning curve throughout the summer to try and get the images I had hoped to. Not only did I have to learn different photography techniques, I also had to learn about how to locate the butterflies and where they roosted. I came home empty handed many times. Of all the images, I think ‘Roosting Marbled White’ is my favourite.
'Roosting Marbled White' Available to buy HERE
The majority of my images are based on the landscape in Bedfordshire and I’m fortunate to have lakes and woodlands within a short driving distance of my home. That’s not to say it’s easy though. Bedfordshire does not have the immediate grandeur of some parts of the UK, and it certainly makes me work hard for my images.
I print all my photographs on Archival Fine Art Photographic Papers using archival inks. Not only does this ensure that I get excellent colour reproduction, but the prints will last a long time when looked after.
British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. The rugged coastline, forests and mountain ranges look stunning. It’s also an area that hasn’t become over familiar through popularity with other photographers too, which appeals to me greatly.
Thanks so much Darren for a look into your work and behind the scenes at what inspires you, welcome to Golden Hare Gallery- we hope you enjoy being part of our portfolio of artists,
Laura & Puddle
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