Gill’s Publishing

Introducing my range of small, affordable photography guides for Suffolk and my other photography books which have evolved from more in-depth projects.

A Guide to Photographing the Suffolk Coast

I have spent the past 10 years capturing the landscapes of the Suffolk Coast and have discovered a tranquil landscape where nature thrives, a place to be explored and enjoyed but also treasured and protected for future generations. I have discovered the many hidden gems that this coastline has to offer as well as the more iconic and familiar local landmarks.

This guidebook explores some of my favourite locations from tidal creeks to magical woodlands, colourful heathlands to vibrant coastal towns.

Filled with essential information and over 200 colour images it describes how to approach photography in some of the most picturesque locations in Suffolk. There are details of local landmarks, natural features to look out for and local wildlife to discover.

Covering 28 areas from the Stour Estuary to Covehithe and 50 separate locations this comprehensive book is the perfect guide to capturing the essence of the Suffolk Coast whether you are using a DSLR or a phone camera.

The printed version of this book has now sold out but you can buy a digital E-book here >> 

25 walks with your camera.

The Suffolk Coast 25 walks with your camera

The walking book consists of 25 walks ranging in length from 2 to 7 miles and covering some of the most beautiful parts of the Suffolk Coast. Each walk comes with route directions, a map, route notes, local information and a photography scavenger hunt for each location. The walks can be undertaken with any camera from a phone camera to a DSLR and are all about observation and connecting with your surroundings.

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Both these titles have been produced with the help of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) through their Sustainable Developments Fund and Amenity and Accessibility Fund.

Grounded 

Grounded – a year of nature connections on Hollesley Marshes started as a project in January 2020. It began as a piece of work to document a year in the life of Hollesley Marshes. This is an area I walk to every morning with my dog, it is somewhere I have learnt so much about simply by observing the landscape and wildlife on a daily basis.

In March 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic overtook all our lives and my project turned from a straight documentary to one which detailed my connection with the landscape through the constraints of my permitted daily exercise. The images portray fleeting moments captured during a morning walk. They were not pre planned, were shot without a tripod or filters and represent my reaction to a scene at a particular moment in time. They are intended to be viewed as a visual sketchbook of a special place.

Grounded is published as a limited run of 100 editions all numbered and signed

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Rooted

Some wild places have the power to captivate all who visit them, not because they have unrivalled views or superior scenery but because they instil in the visitor a sense of wonder and awe. This project is about one such place.

It’s ancient woodland is a landscape of fairytale qualities where vast oaks stand side by side with some of the tallest holly trees in Britain. Reminiscent of childhood stories, the wood is a chaotic tangle of twisted branches where light is sparse and evergreen curtains of holly hang in the air. Dead and decaying boughs and trunks litter the floor and even on the brightest of days the air is cool and the forest dark. For all who enter here mystery abounds and imagination runs wild.

Rooted began as a series of six images which I entered into the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Photography Portfolio competition. These images won me a Silver – Gilt medal at the 2021 RHS Art and Photography show which took place at the Saatchi Gallery in London. These six images formed the basis of the book which I added to over many visits in every season. 

Rooted is my story of an ancient woodland. It is one of connection, between two tree species, between humanity and nature and on a more personal level between a photographer and an ancient oakwood. It is a project and place that has had a profound effect on me. It has shaped my art and has provided me with a peaceful natural refuge to explore with my camera. 

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