I live in the Forest of Dean in Gloucester and have access to miles of woodland walks minutes from my home – I love to walk in the forest with my camera (or often just my iPhone). This time alone in the woods allows me space to think or sometimes just to “stand and stare”. My images are mainly inspired by the natural world I see around me on my walks and travels. Although I do love to travel, I am increasingly finding my favourite images are coming from places I know well and have visited many times, even if these are not overtly beautiful locations.
I have been inspired by many photographers and artists over the years, including Fay Godwin (her “Secret Forest of Dean” is one of my favourite books), Eliot Porter, Freeman Patterson , and John Blakemore and more recently by the innovative work of Chris Friel, Paul Kenny, Valda Bailey and Doug Chinnery. I also love the work of Sandra Bartocha and Lizzie Shepherd
Interview with Michela Griffith for “On Landscape” November 2017
You can find the interview HERE (if you are an On Landscape subscriber)
"Entwined" appears in the International Garden Photographer of the Year 10 book
"Seed Doodles" appears in the International Garden Photographer of the Year 11 book and also featured in The Guardian Online (09/02/18), Digital Camera (March 2018),Amateur Photographer (17/02/18) & The English Garden (April 2018) magazines
"Sunflower Swirls" appears in the IGPOTY12 book
Joint Exhibition with Kate Barry and Wendy Chapman in the Cotswolds (Blockley) - December 2018
International Garden Photographer of The Year Exhibition 2017, 2018 & 2019
"Connected", Patchings Art Centre, April 2018
"On Landscape Meeting of Minds" Conference Exhibition, Rheged Centre, Penrith, November 2018
International Garden Photographer of the Year 10 – 3rd place Captured at Kew with "Entwined"
International Garden Photographer of the Year 11 – 1st place On The Go with "Seed Doodles"
International Garden Photographer of the Year 12 - 2nd place Abstract Views with "Sunflower Swirls"
Close Up Photographer of the Year 2019 - 3 images placed in the top 100. See blog post HERE