Andy Latham Bolton Photographer
PUBLISHED: 04:09 17 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:07 20 February 2013
Bolton photographer Andy Latham has made a spring tour of Lancashire and here are the stunning results
IF you go down to the woods today you might just bump into photographer Andy Latham. Andy has spent the spring tramping around some of Lancashire's finest landscapes and he has opened up his portfolio exclusively for Lancashire Life readers.
He creates these stunning shots using technology which would hardly be regarded as cutting edge. Yet, there is no doubting their quality. 'I have been taking landscape photographs for over ten years and I still use slide film,' said Andy, of Egerton, in Bolton. 'For me, the colour and vibrancy of a medium format transparency is still superior to digital results and I enjoy the fact that there is a physical end result that can be held in the hand.'
Andy visits many well-known locations in his wanderings around Britain. 'But I get the greatest satisfaction from finding the lesser-known spots that require a little more effort to find the viewpoints that work,' he said. 'Too many people overlook the scenic delights that Lancashire has to offer and I hope to redress the balance through the images that I take.
If you take your time to explore and really get to know a location you can be rewarded with some great images.'
Spring is always a good time of year for landscape photography and Andy is not slow to exploit the opportunities. 'During May I make a point of visiting as much deciduous woodland as possible, seeking out swathes of bluebells and ramsons or the beautiful intense greens of new foliage. 'One of my favourite locations is Roddlesworth Woods, near Darwen, which never fails to deliver a satisfying image or two.
It is the finest stretch of woodland in Lancashire that I have come across. There are also many pockets of excellent woodland along the banks of the River Ribble.' You can see more examples of his work on www.andylatham.co.uk