Landscape and Nudes by Glyn Davies
Having just had the pleasure of casting my eyes over renowned landscape photographer, Glyn Davies' eagerly anticipated latest collective works - Welsh Light - it is fair to say from the outset that the collection cannot fail to further cement his reputation as one of our most gifted and imaginative photographers.
Despite being very much a Welsh artist, Glyn
in fact was brought up in Cornwall, before crossing the Severn Estuary in his
early 20's and settling in the land of his
This is the difference for me, between those photographers like Glyn Davies
who are artists, and those professional photographers who despite being technically proficient and capable of taking 'nice' photographs, fall down when it comes to creating atmosphere in a photograph.
For amateurs like myself who have some half decent cameras in their possession- who possess a modicum of photo editing know how and who take thousands of landscape photographs a year, it is sobering to realise that we are only taking snaps compared to artists like Glyn
belongs to a honourable tradition of creatives.
has perfectly seized those timeless qualities and captured the evocative sensory nature of these quiet places.
However, despite the barbarians at the gate, we should at least be thankful to have creative figures like Glyn Davies
around, to chronicle and record the magical essence of our mountain vistas and those otherworldly big sky seascapes.
is a captivating speaker and I gained a brilliant understanding of his
motivations which are much more complex than merely to take a pretty picture.
emotional connection with the sea, for me, summed up the importance of Anglesey Marine Week; our unspoilt world is food for the soul
"Huge thanks Glyn
for my beautiful & amazing book.
has been living and working photography since an early age with a family connection with the arts that runs very deep.
is also as happy working in black and white as he
is in colour - at one moment working in very high contrast monochrome and another a saturated sunset.
Years on, whilst I may take less photos,(sorry Glyn) I'm still thankful for that gift he
gave me, every single time I see a ray of light hit a hillside or look at the tiny details in a stone wall or watch the reflection of clouds in water.
"I have always loved looking at pictures and eventually at the age of fifteen I got myself a camera and spent the next 20 years learning the art of photography from books, magazines etc. then for no reason, myself and my wife decided to go live in North Wales, One evening my wife said that in the local paper a photographer was offering evening classes, so I thought it sounded ok and went, Glyn showed some of his work and I was impressed, so I joined the group, I soon realised that although I was competent technically I didnt know how to really see, after some weeks of listening intently to what Glyn was teaching I slowly started to realise what it was all about and my work started to improve.
Glyn then asked if I would be interested in being his assistant, so of course it was too good an opportunity to miss and had the next year working with Glyn, I suppose what I really want to say is Glyn was totally free with his knowledge and taught me everything, he took me under his wing and gave me something, I cant put into words what it was but I will always be thankful.
is the master photographer but more than that"
I had the great pleasure of meeting Glyn last year in his gallery.
From an Amazon.co.uk review: Glyn Davies
has a special way of painting with his
skilled eye & camera - the pictures astound, can take your breath away, stop you in your tracks & make you want to visit the places he
has seen through his
lens, & of course hang on your wall.
I have visited some of these locations, with some holding extremely special memories in my heart, & I have taken pictures there too - but nothing compares to a Glyn Davies
image when he
has been there & captured the light 'just right' & the moment in time that was his!
Wonderful photography, Glyn
, will do my best to get to the exhibition.
'Salt n Ships', an exhibition of maritime drawings and photographs by the father and son team of Welsh artists Gareth and Glyn Davies
Anglesey Landscapes/ Tirluniau Môn Whether you've had the pleasure of visiting this stunning part of the world or not, Glyn Davies's photographs serve as a wonderful introduction to the best photographic locations in the area.
Each photograph is of exquisite quality, demonstrative of the range of possibilities open to the landscape photographer, whatever the weather.
annotates each image in English and Welsh, revealing his
emotional response to the dramatic landscape and the elements within it.
Whether you're a photographer or art lover, you'll be delighted by this.
Digital Photographer Magazine
, Issue 64 (Dec 2007)
Anglesey Landscapes books 1 and 2: "I've had a look through the books and what can I say?
The only time I've seen any number of your digital works was when we visited you at your original shop/gallery in Menai Bridge but what's great to see from the images in the books is that although the medium is now digital the images are still instantly recognisable as Glyn Davies
Coastline, mists and seas - Glyn
has created a tantalising look at Anglesey's Landscapes
Thanks again Glyn
, beautiful work.
, you live in a gorgeous part of the country and your pictures are truly beautiful.
Beautiful book Glyn
, good on you for taking a personal project this far - I can see why your tail is wagging!
If you ask Glyn
might even personally sign a copy for you! (No - Glyn
is not paying me any commissions!)
Anglesey Landscapes book/ Tirluniau Môn Whether you've had the pleasure of visiting this stunning part of the world or not, Glyn Davies
's photographs serve as a wonderful introduction...
Digital Photographer Magazine
, Issue 64 (Dec 2007)
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is a highly talented photographer with a stunning portfolio of work.
From "Linked-In" testimonials: "It was hard to choose only three attributes for Glyn's
took the commission to provide a wide range of mainly North Wales images for the new £14m Management Centre
, part of Bangor University Business School
We have received high plaudits from all centre visitors regarding the work, which we hope will provide a showcase for these images.
As well as providing images displaying superb artistry and talent, Glyn
has been a pleasure to work with; he
has a deep knowledge of his
craft but also adopts a clear business-like approach to the client-supplier relationship.
took Frocked's first ever photo-shoot & was a true pro, guiding & advising us on our steep learning curve.
My favourite Anglesey photos come courtesy of Glyn Davies
[ http://www.glyndavies.com/ ]. His
landscapes are so good they make me want to burn my own eyes out.
A bit extreme.
And a lie.
They're very good.
Very very good.
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