Sue Bishop – Landscape and Flower Photography

January 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Scott Lower School
Hawk Dr
Bedford MK41 7JA
Free to members, £5 for non-members

Change of speaker: We apologise but Dan Davis, who was originally booked to talk this evening, has had to cancel due to work commitments, but we are very pleased to announce our replacement. One the UK’s top flower and landscape photographers, Sue Bishop, will be presenting our talk this evening.

Sue specialises in flower and landscape photography. Her aim is to create an image that goes beyond a simple record of its subject and becomes something more, and her compositions are a celebration of colour, light and shape.  Her distinctive images are impressionistic and ethereal, with a simplicity of composition, evoking her love of the natural world.

Sue has exhibited her work many times in venues including the Mall Galleries and the Oxo Gallery, London, and in 2004 she held a six week solo exhibition at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Library in London SW1.  As well as selling prints of her images, she has contributed photographs and articles to photographic magazines and has sold work for use in travel brochures, calendars and books.  

Flower photography is a particular passion, and Sue has written two books on the subject, “Photographing Flowers”, and “Digital Flower Photography”. Her most recent book, “Color, Light & Composition”, covers general principles of photography and is illustrated with both landscape and flower images.

Sue is an inspirational lecturer and experienced workshop leader. In 1994 she and Charlie Waite founded the photography holiday company Light & Land.

“Through Sue’s images, we find ourselves swept away into colourful, abstract worlds. In many of her images, the flower has been used as a metaphor to take us beyond literal understanding, to find new meanings – to become entranced.” Charlie Waite

“Unashamedly romantic and beautiful, Sue Bishop’s photographs describe an idealised world, a distant sanctuary from the daily grind of modern life. A painterly sense of light and colour and subtle compositions of striking simplicity elevate these images way beyond the usual cliches of travel photography into a personal art form.” Joe Cornish