One Winter: A Photographer’s Consideration of a Season in Decline with Rod Ireland
The winter of 2017/18 was long, cold and snowy for those living in the Northern half of the UK. Just as the hardest winter in a decade seemed to be concluding, we were hit with ‘The Beast from the East’. Whisper it quietly, but frankly it was a photographers dream!
As photographers, we’re on the front line, witness to changing patterns and rhythms of nature. Rod will talk through a collection of images taken over just the course of this One Winter, whilst posing questions about whether this special season is in terminal decline as climate change impacts.
Rod Ireland is a full-time professional photographer living in the Lake District, having moved here in 2001. He has a lifelong passion for capturing fleeting and evocative moments in the landscape. Much of his work is rooted in the eastern Lake District, an area in which he’s immersed himself for the past decade. Scotland is another area where he’s able to seek out impressions and abstracts within the landscape whilst benefiting mentally from the freedom and space afforded by landscape photography.
As well as exhibiting and selling landscape photography work, he provides photography tours and workshops. Rod is the curator for ‘The Northern Photography and Video Show’. Outside his photographic interests, he’s a qualified Mountain Leader and John Muir Award holder.