Mark Highton Ridley is a highly skilled and creative photographer.
He has had work published in Photo magazines, and the BBC has frequently shown his work as well.
His quirky style and aspects of capturing things around has always drawn me to him.
I love the way he can take ordinary scenes and make them extraordinary; he has the ability and skill to apply new perspective to standard images. In other words he manages to add something new to the Contemporary Fine Art Photography.
His photos sometimes incorporate a deep insight, and are many
potentially expressive shots. He's mainly a Black &White photographer , but his photography approach go artistically further than that.
Here's a well-rounded set of pieces that would make any house feel happy.
Formally he's revealing his interest in colour HDR and tone-mapping techniques.
Here's a an inspiring shot from his last trip to Athens, Greece in April 2010.
I loved his idea of making this in artefact; What I love about this picture is the fact that he gave this shot a treatment that would be dramatically extraordinary. It surely looks like it's made of glass. Don't you think?
Twisting it to a whole different perspective can be amazing!
Who says photography is limited to what a standard frame one can see.
Much of his work and other artwork is available as posters and canvas prints.
You can find gorgeous fine art photos for less than a Gant shirt. You can also find beautiful postcards, t-shirts, plates, mugs and other gifts. Along with his B&W photography, his gallery contains a large handful of HDR tone mapped images.
Visit his Zazzle store here and have a look at his full gallery for more.
If your house and friends are craving affordable fine art photos and artwork gifts I would recommend it 1,000 times over.
What a terrific idea for holiday cards and gifts this year as well! :)
Some art is worthwhile because is too beautiful!
My darlings, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx
(Photos via Highton-Ridley~Fine Art Photography)