I've been a fan of Will Gudgeon's distinctive and beautiful photography for months and have been meaning to blog about his work for quite some time. His 2012 calendar has brightened up our kitchen all year and there is now a 2013 limited edition available for purchase.
Will has, amazingly, only been into photography for about three years but his imagination and eye for composition suggests someone with far more experience behind them. He is primarily a landscape photographer, taking occasional forays into automotive and sport, and his work showcases the gorgeous scenery around Eastbourne. I particularly love the star trail and Light Graffiti images which I think are stunning. Fire Orb in the Woods is my favourite of these and of the landscapes, I love Jetty Sunrise. Will's dedication to get up and out at what I consider seriously stupid o'clock is definitely admirable in its own right and one of these failed early morning forays (t'was the weather that failed) led to some stunning longboarding photographs. However, I have learned not to look at these for too long because the tarmac appearing to race by actually brings on motion sickness - bizarre I know!
Will's latest local exhibition is at the New Wilmington Hotel in Compton Street, where selected large photographs are permanently displayed in the Reception and Bar areas. The images are available for sale and the bar is always open to non-residents as well as guests! His work can also be seen at The Secret Garden in Terminus Road and on his own website.