Blenheim Oaks @BlenheimPalace by @Environment_Art

Blenheim Palace is a famous UNESCO World Heritage site, an exhibition space and a setting for many well known cinematic masterpieces. Not many people know that in the old days, Blenheim was a Royal Hunting Lodge for the Anglo-Saxon kings. Several years ago, it was found that some of the magnificent oak tress in Blenheim…

Stonehenge @EnglishHeritage by @Environment_Art

Stonehenge took several trips to explore. The sunset scenes required a VIP ticket, but the nighttime scenes were shot from a distance. The most iconic prehistoric site in Britain is actually a part of a much much larger complex, which also includes Avebury, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, Devil’s Den, Wayland’s Smithy and many…

DORSET @nationaltrust by @Environment_Art

Dorset coast never fails to amaze. The fascinating geological formations containing remnants of the world long gone are truly inspiring. This particular series was created on a very rainy afternoon in Harry Rocks. Exactly the type of weather to generate the unusual optical phenomena. After a turbulent rain, a ray of sunlight highlighted the water…

Devil’s Den by @Environment_Art

Britain is a real treasure-trove when it comes to prehistoric monuments. Devil’s Den is one example of this rich heritage. Forming part of the same mega complex with Avebury Stone Circle, Stonehenge, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow, Devil’s Den is a powerful site full of energy, which is difficult to find and even…

PUZZLE WOOD by @Environment_Art

Another series that is part of ARCADIA comes from Puzzle Wood, an ancient pre-Roman iron ore mine on the border between England and Wales. Tolkien is said to have drawn lots of inspiration from Puzzle Wood designing his Middle Earth. No wonder George Lucas decided to film the Star Wars here. On the technical note,…

WISTMANS WOOD by @Environment_Art

Wistmans Wood images form part of the ARCADIA project I started writing about in my previous posts. Wistmans Wood is an absolutely magical Site of Special Scientific Interest and the National Nature Reserve. Composed of ancient oaks, some of which reach 400 to 500 years old, this prehistoric forest is what is left from the…

KINGLEY VALE @WoodlandTrust by @Environment_Art

Another exciting project within the ARCADIA series has been a shoot at the Kingley Vale, a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It has been set up by Sir Arthur Tansley, the famous author of the term ‘ecosystem’. Kingley Vale is the site of the largest remaining yew tree forest in…

BURNHAM BEECHES by @Environment_Art

During the turbulent pandemic years I managed to devote a considerable amount of time to photography working on a new series provisionally entitled ‘ARCADIA’. With obvious mythological annotations, it was an attempt to escape intro the wild natural setting and forget about the troubles of the real world. We will start our visual journal with…

.@Environment_EU panel at the @UN @UNHABITAT @WUF_10 #WUF10 World Urban Forum 2020

Environment Europe has been invited by the United Nations to join the World Urban Forum 2020 held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8-13 February 2020. We were thrilled to discover that our panel on ‘Cities, Ecosystems and Climate Change: the Role of Environmental Photography in Facilitating a Transition towards Sustainability’ has been selected among 800 contributions…

Apocalyptic Sublime @davidmaisel1

“We had dreamed of building cities, fields of glittering towers, urban fantasies meant to house our hopes of progress; now we seek our dismantled landscapes, abandoned, collapsing on themselves. Rather than creating the next utopia, we uncover the vestiges of failed attempts, the evidence of obliteration” (Maisel, 2013: 124). This is a very poetic way…

Exhibition @Guardian

It is not everyday when a photographer is honoured by an opportunity to exhibit at the Guardian headquarters in London. I was fortunate to visit this show, which was associated with the Guardian Travel Photographer of the Year award. By the sheer coincidence my image that was chosen for the exhibition is also forming a…