Welcome to Mike Pickwell's photography site

I am a photographer living in the east of England and am currently completing my BA in photography with the Open College of the Arts. My background is in traditional photographic representations of wildlife and landscape, but as I have progressed through my studies I have begun to question the ways I represent the world.

My current work is inspired by wilderness and the natural world which I explore by walking. My inspiration is not the wilderness of wide-open spaces but wilderness on a much smaller scale: woodland footpaths or the way an old brick wall is reclaimed by the wild. It is informed by photographers and artists such as Eliot Porter, Paul Gaffney, Hamish Fulton and Richard Long and author Robert Macfarlane, all of whom portray wilderness, often by walking.

My latest Blogs can be found on my Blog site Mike's Natural Musings