Julian Ashbourn is primarily known as a specialist in biometrics and identity management but he is also an accomplished author and photographer. His latest project “Britain in Camera” is a small series of books which form an archive of natural Britain and he explains how the Foveon sensor is the ideal component for recording history.
The books celebrate Britain’s natural landscapes and geology. The photographs, all taken by Julian, are part of a portfolio of over 5000 high quality images which depict natural Britain at a particular juncture in time. Volume 1 covers ‘The Lake District’ which provides an overview of this North West part of England and its diverse landscape. Volume 2 covers “Wales”, providing an overview of the West of England with the Welsh mountains and valleys. Volume 3 is currently under production and covers “The Moors”.
Every image in this series is a Foveon image taken with an SD14, SD15 or SD1 Sigma camera with of course Sigma lenses. “This is an archive painstakingly built up over the past few years in order to capture a snapshot of Britain at a particular point in time, to be used as a scientific reference for future researchers. Foveon based images are ideal for such a purpose due to their colour purity and inherent detail”. Julian further believes that this archive will eventually be donated to a worthy academic institution for posterity.
About the Series:
Over a period of many years an extensive and unique archive of high quality photographs have been collected which depict the landscapes and geology of natural Britain. This archive is invaluable from a scientific perspective as it captures natural Britain at a particular point in time and will therefore be of great interest to future researchers and conservationists.
The beautiful Foveon images portray the Lake District and its various landscapes as many will never have seen it. This will be especially interesting for overseas enthusiasts.
Britain in Camera ~ The Lake District ISBN 13: 978-1507722411
A beautiful photographic rendering of the English Lake District with notes from the author. It will be particularly attractive to those who have not had the opportunity to visit the area, as well as those who have memories to cherish. It also constitutes a valuable scientific archive, capturing the area at a specific point in time. If this title proves of interest, then others may follow as a short series
Britain in Camera – Wales ISBN 13 978-1511479981
The second in the Britain in Camera series, Wales shows a Wales that few will see, through the eyes and lens of the author. Every image is accompanied by informative anecdotal text in the beautiful book. Britain in Camera – Wales will be a treasure for all those who love the land.