I was born and brought up in the small town of Rhymney in South Wales, famous for its poet Idris Davies, its brewery (alas no longer there) and the bells featured in the famous Bob Dylan folk song.
I now live on the South Island of New Zealand, a land very similar to Wales having a tremendous coastline, amazing mountains, lots of green grass, and millions of sheep!
I became interested in photography whilst at school and even considered it as a full time profession but was encouraged to get a university degree instead.
So, as a frustrated photographer I got a degree in Zoology but for most of my working life I worked in advertising and marketing in major London agencies such as Lintas, Young & Rubicam, McCann Erickson and WPP Group; which at least allowed me to be involved with the many genres of visual imaging.
However, my passion has always been for landscape photography as it has allowed me to spend as much time as possible in the wild outdoors, participating in my three favourite activities – walking, biking and kayaking.
My images have been inspired by the works of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Lyle McIntyre and Thomas Joshua Cooper; and my quest for interesting subjects has taken me to many idyllic places throughout the UK, Europe, Africa, the Far East, New Zealand and the USA, especially whilst providing travel articles for magazines and websites both in the UK and the USA. I have also written the 'Complete Guide to Snowdon' book. From such work I was fortunate to be accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
My work is now in collections in the UK, Europe, the USA and New Zealand and my images can also be viewed in specific art galleries that exhibit and sell my work (see the news
section for details) so if you would like to see them in their 'full glory', do please try and visit one of them.
If you are a gallery owner/manager and would like to consider exhibiting my work, please contact
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In the meantime, please visit my galleries
page to see my latest collections, and ENJOY!
Robert Jones FRGS