For the prints:
We use genuine Canon Lucia pigment inks, which offer consistent high quality colour output and many decades of light fastness. The image is printed on 315gsm cotton etching rag from the Innova Editions range, which is smoothly textured like a quality watercolour paper.
For the mounted and framed prints:
All the mounts are a neutral off-white colour and 5cm, and the sustainably sourced wooden frames are supplied with standard 2mm glass. There are two frame options available, black ash or plain oak. So when you order, please ping me a quick email for which colour you would like, the default frame is the 'black ash' one.
All our canvases are acrylic lacquered to protect the surface and enrich the colours, and the prices above are for 43mm deep canvases with mirrored edges, which give the impression of depth mounted onto sustainably sourced wooden frames, ready to hang. NOTE - you can either have the images full frame with the image bleeding to the very edge, which is my preference, or you can have it with the white border and the signature.
Postage and Packing:
To make sure that the prints, frames and canvases are protected as well as possible we use the highest quality packaging and only do over night / next day delivery (for the UK). The cost is added to your order by the clever system!
A very relaxed bull elephant wandering around the kopjes of the northern Serengeti National Park. I have always found photographing elephants difficult as you have to get so low to be able to get a sense of their size and magnificence. Here I was on my tummy in the grass, such an awesome feeling.
We came across this female elephant and her off spring in the central part of the Serengeti, a few times over a ten day shoot, this year during lockdown. She is very recognisable with her one straight tusk. Her kids were very curious and she was just checking us out, making sure we knew who was boss. We did, we do. I love the dynamic angle and the different expressions in their faces.
Amboseli National Park in Kenya is that place where you can see the awesome Mount Kilimanjaro (which is actually in Tanzania, peak is at 19,340ft) and photograph a great bull elephant in front of it. Of course, you have to get lucky and actually have no clouds covering the mountain and an elephant walking in front of it. I was lucky.
So, I feel different things when I look at this wonderful bull ele which I photographed in the Okavango Delta in Botswana (a ‘must go to place’ btw). Part of me feels a little intimidated by the way he might be looking at me, and yet, I was there, and I know he was just gently feeding away on the long grass and couldn't have given a monkeys about us being there. His ears are wide, not as they are displaying aggressively towards me, but because he was hot and was fanning himself. Cool fact: Elephants have ginormous blood vessels in their ears which are really close to the surface, so when they flap their ears that blood gets cooled very quickly and thus cools down the blood throughout their bodies, isn’t nature amazing!
Pretty much every time a wildebeest does anything, it is with great faith! Not possessed of the greatest brains and yet one of the most successful species on the African plains, life can be tricky for them. Every year they migrate around the Serengeti eco-system. This young wildebeest was leaping over a small stream, he made it. I photographed him in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, which is very much part of the Serengeti eco-system.
As the wildebeest migrate around the Serengeti and the Mara during the year, in the latter part, from end of July through to October (roughly) the entire migration crosses the great Mara River. This is an amazing spectacle really worth seeing (come with me!) Here you can see some of the chaos as thousands of wildebeest congregate on the banks of the Mara River about to cross. I like to feel that you can sense the dust, the chaos and the uncertainty they are feeling, but then they are wildebeest so they probably don't feel anything, who knows?
So often, as a wildlife photographer, I find myself photographing the big stuff; you know, the lions, the elephants, the migration. But here I was able to find a really expressive image of a giraffe, which I am so excited about. By bleaching out a little of the background it, the black and white really focuses you on his face. He’s a male Maasai Giraffe, photographed in the South Luangwa Valley National Park in Zambia (a really awesome safari experience, wow!) No hair on his horns, actually they aren’t horns at all: Cool Fact alert: the two protrusions on his head are called ossicones, and they are made of ossified cartilage rather than living bone and are covered in hair and skin as opposed to keratin, so cool. The male’s hair has worn off and the females have hair covering theirs.
We came across these two mating lions in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and I was able to grab a quick shot as she came up to him and nudged him ‘affectionately’. Obviously we all love to anthropomorphise wildlife behaviour, and I couldn't help but chuckle as I saw his slightly alarmed expression. “Not again darling?” Lions can mate for up to 4 days, even more sometimes and when they start they copulate every 15 minutes or so (these facts vary massively) but its still a huge workload…
I love photographing big, fancy male lions. This male I photographed in the Serengeti, the wind was blowing his mane back a little bit, he was looking away, maybe looking for his pride. But I was the invisible observer and I love that. He is properly beautiful.
We were driving in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, during the dry season and came round the corner and there was this chap quietly waking up in the early morning, do some feline grooming. Just like your cat does at home, but a teechy bit bigger. He was totally relaxed, but the look he gave me when I was photographing him was outstanding. There is an intrinsic knowledge that he is top of the food chain, and I feel that power through his eyes.
This lovely male lion was wondering through the grass on a stormy afternoon in the Seronera area of the Serengeti. I was willing him up onto a termite mound as ‘lion walks through grass’ is a tricky great image to make look fabulous. However, when large male lion walks onto termite mound, which is dramatically hidden in the long grass, bingo, he looks truly majestic. I really love this image, again, he is looking away, so we are detached viewers into his world.
This is my favourite image I have taken for a few years. I was recently in the southern Serengeti filming a series on YouTube during the global lockdown. It was late morning, not a lot going on and I saw this zebra standing on the right. Looking very relaxed, so I popped down into the grass, focused on his head with a wide open aperture of f4 (for the camera nerds) and the grasses between us blurred and the image popped out. The black and white conversion I feel truly enhances the mystery I feel about this image, and best of all, its with a zebra, which is a much under photographed creature.