World Land Rover Day - April 30th

World Land Rover Day is celebrated on April the 30th every year, to mark the global premiere of the original Land Rover at the Amsterdam Motor Show on this day in 1948.

Below are some views from my trusty Land Rover, shot on my iPhone.. While stationary I might add!

Isles of Skye, Harris and Lewis Workshop

UPDATE - FULLY BOOKED

I am running an all inclusive workshop in partnership with British landscape photographer Steve Gosling in March 2019. This will be my first workshop in the UK, having lead previous workshops in the United States for ALPA and Capture Integration.

This is an exclusive and intensive workshop for intermediate or advanced photographers wanting to develop their photography in some amazing Scottish island locations, under the guidance of two experienced professional photographers. The emphasis will be on getting you to some fantastic locations and helping you refine & develop your approach to the photographic process. The workshop will provide a challenging experience, not only out photographing but also with lots of time allocated for discussions and debates on the principles, philosophy and aesthetics of photography.

To enable maximum interaction between instructors and participants numbers are strictly limited to 6 people.

Both instructors use ALPA and Phase One medium format equipment, so we are particularly interested in working with existing or potential medium format photographers. 

THE LOCATIONS

Skye is a wonderfully dramatic & picturesque island located off the west coast of Scotland that has been voted 'the 4th best island in the world' by National Geographic magazine. It's a place of extremes, from the craggy outline of the Cuillin to the sheer cliffs and imposing headlands that descend to peaceful bays & beaches. The photographic opportunites it offers are both varied and stunning.

Harris & Lewis is one island accessed by ferry from Skye. It is a location full of history - the neolithic standing stones at Callanish are older than Stonehenge - and the landscapes offer tremendous variety, from high mountains to deeply indented sea lochs, coastal islands, rocky coves and beautiful white sandy beaches. It is a wonderful location providing space, peace, tranquility and photographs aplenty.

WHEN

1st to 10th March 2019

THE COST

The cost per person is £6250.

This includes tuition, accommodation in premium hotels, all meals, dinner one evening at the award winning 'Three Chimneys' Restaurant on the Isle of Skye and transport (including from/to Inverness Airport and the cost of the ferry crossing to/from Harris & Lewis).

OUTLINE PROGRAMME

We will collect participants from Inverness airport on the 1st March and then travel to our base on Skye - the magnificent Cuillin Hills Hotel with its fantastic views across Portree Bay.

We will stay on Skye for 5 nights visiting locations such as The Quirang, Neist Point, the Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle, Sligachan and Loch Coruisk.

On day 6 we will catch the ferry to Harris and Lewis where we stay at the Hotel Hebrides in Tarbert for 3 nights. Our relatively short time on Haris & Lewis will be spent making the most of the photographic opportunites at locations such as Luskentyre, Seilebost, Traigh Iar, Huisinis and of course the historic standing stones at Callanish.

We will leave for the return ferry across to the Isle of Skye on the morning of the 9th March where we will spend our final night back at the Cuillin Hills Hotel. The following morning we will load the vehicles and take people back to Inverness Airport for their return journey home.

Alpine Passes for The Road Rat magazine

I got a call from my old friend Mikey Harvey.. how did I fancy shooting a series of Alpine passes for a new premium automotive magazine called The Road Rat? Of course I said yes.

With three locations chosen, a couple of Michelin maps in the glove box and hotel and Eurotunnel reservations made, Claire and I hit the road.. After 5 long days, 146 caffè lattes, numerous marmot encounters and with 1987 miles behind us.. we were back.

The mountain passes were truly breathtaking and recording them was not a straight forward task. Instead of cropping a single super wide shot, I decided to shoot panoramics using the ALPA 12 STC, ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/40mm SB17 and a nodal rail. The scenes before us were so vast that some of them required 12 stitched frames.

You can see a small selection of the work we made below, with more examples here.

“Exquisitely printed on a mix of heavy gloss and matt art papers, Issue One of The Road Rat is a beautiful thing. 244 pages (it weighs around 1 kilo) it is at once absolutely of the moment - Lewis Hamilton, the Aston Martin Valkyrie - yet simultaneously timeless as we dwell on the making of the modern Ferrari and the decline of the Mercedes SL. It’s not a place for hot takes but long-form, writing every bit as considered as our photography, illustration and design.”

For The Road Rat magazine subscription information, head over here.

The opening spread.

The opening spread.

The Col d’ Izoard.

The Col d’ Izoard.

The Col du Galibier.

The Col du Galibier.

The Col de la Bonette.

The Col de la Bonette.

CEWE & MIND Charity competition

I was recently invited to judge the CEWE and MIND Charity 'My Inspiring Moments' competition.

I strongly believe that spending time in the landscape is an extremely therapeutic, healing and worthwhile thing and so was very happy to accept the invitation.

When asked to pick a single image that defines my inspiring moment, I chose the image below, which was made in Glen Brittle, on the Isle of Skye. It was made on a wet and wild winter’s day and although it was a challenge, It was the first time that I felt I’d actually made a photograph that illustrated how I actually felt when standing in a Scottish landscape.

12 winners will be chosen to feature in a bespoke charity calendar curated by myself, plus all entrants will automatically be entered into the CEWE Photo Award 2019, the biggest open photo competition in Europe.

For competition entry details head here.

ALPA Landscape Workshop in the Olympic National Park, WA

I'm delighted to announce that I'm leading an ALPA cameras landscape photography workshop in the beautiful Olympic National Park, Washington State, in September of this year. The workshop is being organised by my good friends at Capture Integration, who have years of award winning experience when it comes to offering the best in customer service and care.

I've been an ALPA user for many years and have always enjoyed sharing my experiences of working this wonderful camera system, with old and new users alike. This workshop is also a unique opportunity for clients to spend time with André Oldani, the CEO of ALPA Cameras.

The choice of location for the workshop was inspired by the simple fact that the Olympic National Park has such a diverse range of scenery and with the added bonus of some often challenging and dramatic weather, which is something I relish when making personal landscape work.

Finally the grand Lake Quinault Lodge is a truly wonderful place to be based. Stepped in history and surrounded by beautiful landscape, it is the perfect place to unwind, relax and immerse yourself in a week of landscape photography.

For the full details including booking, click here.

Anniversary #iPhoneonly Book and Print Offer

It's the anniversary of my #iPhoneonly book, so I’m running a book and gifted print offer for anyone who purchases the book between May 10th and June 10th, 2018.

Unlike previous offers, this time around I’m offering a selection of paired prints from photographs made in a variety of locations. These include Glen Etive, Glen Orchy, Lochan na h-Achlaise, Loch Tulla and the leafy lanes of Hertfordshire.

The prints are made on beautiful Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm stock, and are numbered, initialed and embossed. Paper size is 202 mm x 140 mm.

The signed book and prints are priced at £25.00, plus shipping to your region. To order the book and prints, simply click here, and yes.. we ship worldwide!

Glen Orchy paired prints

Glen Orchy paired prints

Frozen Highlands paired prints

Frozen Highlands paired prints

Glen Etive in Winter paired prints

Glen Etive in Winter paired prints

Hertfordshire Lanes paired prints

Hertfordshire Lanes paired prints

'An Evening With Julian Calverley'

I'm pleased to announce that I'm giving a talk on April 24th 2018, at the Robert Gordan University in Aberdeen.

'An Evening with Julian Calverley' is part of the Converge Lecture Series which brings together the photographic community of the North East of Scotland. Tickets are strictly limited.

Join a likeminded group of photography enthusuasts as Julian Calverley takes us on a photographic journey through his body of work from advertising to landscape to iPhone photography. The evening is a must for any photography enthusiast and will include a presentation, a Q&A session with Julian and an exclusive prize draw.'

Tickets are available here.

Ad Campaign For Network Rail

The lovely folk at 23red, commissioned me to shoot a series of atmospheric ads for Network Rail, for their Midland Mainline Safety poster campaign.

The imagery had to be used across 6, 48 and 98 sheet sites, and so I chose to shoot on my ALPA 12 MAX and PhaseOne IQ MFDB combo, in order to achieve the largest possible file size and resolution.

A big thank you to the Network Rail safety team that watched our bright orange backs, while we worked.

Client : Network Rail.    Agency : 23red.    AD : Tristan Cavanagh & Tom Mann.

Below are 3 of the 48 sheet ads..   

Bletchley Park Codebreakers

New work for Bletchley Park is now live, commissioned by the good folk at Rose Design. 

Bletchley Park is the home of the World War II Codebreakers. There’s so much world changing history that’s been made here, it is a truly fascinating place. I’d recommend that anyone with an interest in World War II, coding or code breaking, spend a day here.

We certainly reaped the rewards of the 03:30AM call time, as you can see below. More of the work available to see here.

Client : Bletchley Park.    Agency : Rose Design.    AD : Garry Blackburn.

The #iPHONEONLY Exhibition Heads North To Edinburgh

I’m delighted to announce that the #iPHONEONLY exhibition is heading north to the city of Edinburgh, to Gallery Close

The gallery is Edinburgh’s only independent photography gallery, and is situated in the heart of the historic Georgian New Town, midway between Princes Street and Stockbridge, in Scotland’s capital.

As well as single images from the book, there will also be a selection of triptychs available. Signed copies of the #iPHONEONLY book will also be available throughout the exhibition.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 19th of August.

Gallery Close
4B Howe Street
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH3 6TD

For opening times and other information, please contact the gallery here before making a journey.

Chasing Shadows For Land Rover On The Isle of Skye

Back in January I spent a week on the Isle of Skye, and the reason I was there was to shoot the all new Land Rover Discovery 5.

We had a week of suitably wet and wild weather, which of course added realism and drama to the imagery, with the added bonus that the Discovery’s colour, Namib Orange, perfectly complemented the brooding grey skies and rich warm colours of the Scottish winter landscape.

Much of what I shot has appeared in Land Rover’s OneLife magazine, in a 12 page article entitled ‘Chasing Shadows’ which tells the story of my time with the car, and also my thoughts on landscape photography and equipment, it also documents a part of my journey around the island that I’ve come to know and love so well.

Client : Land Rover.    Agency : Spark44.    AD : Dan Delaney.

Below is a selection of spreads from the OneLife article, with larger versions of the images here.

Talk At The Harrogate Photographic Society

I’m delighted to have been asked to give a talk at the Harrogate Photographic Society.

For the first half of the evening I will talk about my commercial work, and for the second half my personal landscape work.

The talk will be held on Monday 24th October 2016, in The Constance Green Hall at St Aidan’s Church of England High School, Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8JR.

AOP Awards 2016

Delighted to have had my portrait of biologist and seaweed expert, Agnes Mols-Mortensen, selected for the AOP Awards finals, 2016.

This was shot as part of a commission for Land Rover, on the beautiful black sand beach at Tjørnuvík, the northernmost village on the Faroese island of Streymoy. It was raining for much of our seven day trip, which added to the soft light and general mood of the imagery. 

The AOP Awards event will be held at The Old Truman Brewery, in Brick Lane, London, on the 13th October 2016. The exhibition will be open to the public from 14-17 October 2016.

Client : Land Rover.   Agency : Redwood.   AD : Dan Delaney.

Detail.. Note the drops of rain on her face..

Detail.. Note the drops of rain on her face..

North Northwest Beginnings - Show Catalogue

The North Northwest Beginnings show catalogue, designed by Jamie Milnes of Double Underscore, was produced to accompany Julian’s first solo show, back in 2012. 

From the original print run of 500, there are now just over 50 of these beautifully produced books left.

The technical specification of the book was very important, as we wanted to achieve the finest print quality to echo that of the show’s archival pigment print work.

The cover is 380 Micron Horizon Pulpboard with embossed artists seal, with interior pages on 200gsm Satimat. The book was printed using a Sublima hybrid non-uniform dot. The screen resolution is 280 lpi which boasts a higher definition than the 175lpi, normally used by printers. Images were sampled at 360dpi at the final printed sized to maximise the use of this higher quality printing technique.

The catalogue is 210mm x 210mm and consists of 24 pages. Each catalogue is signed.

To order a copy click here, and yes, we ship worldwide.

Front cover and spread examples below..

A Meeting Of Minds 2016

I’m honoured to have been invited to be a part of this year’s Meeting Of Minds landscape photography conference.

The conference will be held in November 2016 from the 18th to the 20th of November, at the Rheged Centre on the edge of the Lake District, just above Ullswater.

To receive a 20% discount on your ticket, simply enter the promotional code CALVERLEY on checkout.

You can find out more about the conference, including the full list of speakers, here.

A Meeting Of Minds 2016

'A Journey In To Landscape Photography' Standing Room Only

I’d like to say a big thank you to the events team at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, for firstly inviting me to speak, and secondly for putting on last nights event. 

I’m pleased to say that it was standing room only in the end, so I’d also like to thank everyone who took the time out to attend.. your support was very much appreciated. I had a great time, and really enjoyed sharing my work with you.

The talk I gave was called ‘A Journey Into Landscape Photography’ 

I talked about, and showed examples of, my commercial work, my landscape work, the apps that I use when planning and organising shoots, and also my #IPHONEONLY work. I also explained my image workflow on the iPhone, and my workflow in the Snapseed app, both of which are simple and straight forward.

Ad Campaign For Amgen

This Ad campaign for Amgen took us to Iceland, Bavaria and Morocco.

For logistical reasons we shot the various locations first, and then shot the models in the studio in London, carefully matching camera heights, angles and lighting. The blood platelets were created in CGI and added in post.

Agency : CDM London.    Client : Amgen.    AD : Shauna Kealy.   Location scout : Leonora Sheppard.   Post and CGI artist : Kai Bastard.

Below is a selection of the finished ads..