Simon and his talented team from MyStMargarets have created a beautiful and very usable calendar of stunning photographs from around the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

I am pleased to say that a number of my favourite photos have been selected for inclusion in the calendar, along with some lovely images by another local photographer, Diana Havenhand.

The aim of this limited edition calendar is to support the local community of St Margarets. Copies are available from “Mrs Moon” and “Gift” in Crown Road and “Denham & Finney” on St Margarets Road.  Copies are also available from Orleans Infants and St Stephen’s Junior Schools at £8 each.

And remember, if you like any of my photographs in the calendar, they (and more) are available to buy online and would make great Christmas presents!

I am pleased to say my photo of a stag bellowing in Richmond Park during the rutting season has been published in a stylish new magazine for Londoners called Lost in London.

Lost in London is the brainchild of Lucy Scott and Tina Smith – ‘two country lovers at heart’. In their gorgous new magazine they bring together all the secret and wild opportunities that exist in our amazing city, from orchards in Hackney to houseboat living in Islington to, of course, the beautiful Richmond Park.

The magazine is stylishly illustrated and packs loads of original ideas between it’s little A5 covers. Well worth a read.

 

I am proud to announce that my photograph taken of early morning rowers on the River Thames from Richmond Bridge has been shortlisted in the My View of London photographic contest.

This high profile photography competition had support from Joan Collins, Tamara Beckwith as well as WBA Heavyweight Champion David Haye.

The competition was a collaboration between the newly opened Park Plaza Westminster Hotel and the Fight for Sight charity.

Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease.

My photo will be part of a month long exhibition of in the Park Plaza so when you’re next in Central London please do take a look. The print is also available to buy online or in the Timothy Graham Gallery in St Margarets.

I am thrilled to announce that my prints of Richmond are available at the superb Timothy Graham Gallery on Crown Road in St Margarets (020 8744 9033).

The limited edition prints are available signed and mounted as well as with a choice of quality custom frames so please pop in next time you are nearby and take a look.

There are also some great prints from other local photographers like Jeffrey Jaye and Joanna Jackson, plus some interesting vintage prints of the local area.

Within walking distance of Richmond Park, The Plough is the perfect pub to showcase the stunning photographs of Richmond and Richmond Park from local photographer, Steve Morgan.

So, with the weather finally improving why not combine an invigorating walk in Richmond Park with lunch or dinner at the relaxing Plough in East Sheen. There is plenty of outdoor dining if the weather is warm or if you arrive for dinner on a colder evening snuggle up in one of alcoves or nooks inside and savour some of the options on the inspired menu such as ‘stuffed chicken breast with wild mushroom risotto’, or the amazing Sunday Lunch.

More about the photographer

Originally from rural Suffolk, Steve Morgan has lived locally in Richmond for many years and was drawn to the area by the beautiful landscapes of Richmond Park, the River Thames and surrounding areas.

Steve graduated with a Fine Art degree in 1997 and soon had a number of group and solo exhibitions across the UK. His work has been selected by Turner Prize winner, Mark Wallinger, and by actor and presenter Griff Rhys-Jones to represent artistic talent from East Anglia. His photographic passion for Richmond is evident in his prints in this exhibition.

What’s more, his beautiful prints of Richmond Park and the local areas are available to buy framed or unframed, or now as greetings cards.

Find out more about Steve Morgan.

We are lucky in Richmond to have to River Thames pass through east to west (or west to east depending on the tide!) which provides some dramatic and memorable sunsets and sunrises as well as some great panoramas of Richmond riverside and bridge.

Going to Richmond Park in atmospheric low-light conditions is one of the most exciting times to photograph the deer. The following photographs were taken with ISO 1600 for a really grainy and moody look just as the last remaining light was fading and I was left to get out of the park in darkness.

These prints, and more, are available to buy online through my website.

Richmond in the snow

January 9, 2010

The recent snow at the start of 2010 has been beautiful and early trips into Richmond Park and Marble Hill Park provided some exciting photographic opportunities:

These images and more are available to buy.

Different audiences prefer different photographs. Most people buy black & white prints of Richmond Park for their homes etc, whereas magazine and web publishers tend to prefer the more vibrant colour photographs when downloading stock images of Richmond.

This can cause some problems when choosing the lead photo to use on the website. This grainy and atmospheric image of White Ash pond in Richmond Park is a good example.

Winter in Richmond

December 21, 2009

Richmond upon Thames is such a beautiful place at any time of year but the winter always creates special photographic opportunities.

These prints – and more – are available to buy.