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David Chapman lives in the district of West Penwith, making him well placed to capture the spirit of its landscape. He is a professional photographer and writer, and author of Wild about Cornwall, Birds of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Exploring the Cornish Coast, Wildflowers of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, St Ives and St Ives Bay, Inspirational Islands: The Isles of Scilly, A Cornish Year, Walking in Penwith, Photographing Cornwall and Walking on the Lizard, and photographer for Iconic Cornwall. His work is featured regularly in magazines, and his photographs are stocked by a number of photographic libraries. David has twice won double awards from the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild for Photography and Excellence in Writing, and his photographs regularly win competitions at both local and national levels. He is a trustee of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, and is passionate about the protection of our wild places.
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‘David Chapman has an eye for the dramatic and unexpected … he also has an enviable talent for homing in on a landscape to picture it in a unique way.’ (Western Morning News, 20.10.07)
‘David has switched his lens from wildlife to the landscapes of this beloved part of the county. Penwith Moods is a follow-up to his phenomenally successful book, Wild about Cornwall. …
‘… David’s photography draws endless praise from Cornwall Today readers’ (Cornwall Today, October 2007)
‘… a master class in command and control.
‘Established photographers will look at these spectacular shots and know exactly what David has gone through, both in terms of technique and patience, to get the images he wants. … a masterful assembly of photographic art.’ (Outdoor Focus, Autumn 2007)
‘59 evocative pictures that capture the mood of this fascinating area of Cornwall’ (Packet Newspapers, 21.10.07) For the full review see Packet Newspapers online.
‘… David Chapman more than lives up to his promise of depicting Penwith in all its moods …
‘… a visual treat.’ (The Cornishman, 13.12.07)
‘A series of evocative photographs that perfectly capture the mood of a special part of Cornwall’ (West Briton, 27.12.07)
‘From the swirling sea of Porthcurno beach at dusk to the tempestuous tide of Sennen the seascape moods of Penwith are beautifully reproduced.
‘Chapman also turns his lens inland to focus on rolling mists and sun-draped flowers as well as the always dramatic and evocative ruined mines’ (Tavistock Times Gazette, 03.01.08)
‘There are fine images …
’The variety of “mood” is beautifully captured …
‘As is customary with Alison Hodge’s productions, the publication is nicely designed and produced.’ (Old Cornwall, vol. XIII, no. 10, Spring 2008)
‘His stunning series of images captures the immense power of the landscape and the spectacular coastline … As well as providing a striking panorama, each photograph encapsulates the essence of this magical land.’ (This England, Summer 2008)
‘this superb collection of photographs is a real must for anyone who loves the far west of Cornwall. … a brilliant and moving work.’ (South West Coast Path Association News, Summer 2008)
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