Helen Boyd: Photographer, Wanderess & Abstract Painter

I live and work in Penrith, the English Lake District with my husband and cocker spaniel, Honey.  Desk-bound on weekdays I love to get outdoors and walk in the Lakes on the weekends and indulge my passions which are Photography, Poetry, Reading, Painting & Art. Always very observant and naturally curious from a young age, I love to photograph my natural environment. I especially love emotive landscapes, seascapes and simpler minimalist shots. 

I have been making photographs for many years but have taken my photography more seriously in the last ten years. I am also drawn as an abstract painter, to the more creative areas of photography. I am currently shooting lots of 'out of focus' images and ICM Intentional camera movement. I love rather abstract images and photographs with a cinematic feel.

I love shooting with my Fujifilm x100f, the only digital camera I have kept. I also have a Hasselblad 500c/m, a Leica M2 and a Nikon FM2n and I enjoy shooting with film. 

Travel is on-going in 2018;  a trip to Paris and the French Riviera in the early summer and a visit to Lisbon later in the year.

My best accolade to date was winning the Northern Counties Photographic Federation NCPF – 2012 for my B&W image of the Borrowdale fells and a couple of feature images in the June 2017 edition of Oh Comely Magazine.