Ian Lawson

Photographer explorer publisher

About IanShop


I Create Beautiful Books and Prints about the Lake District and Outer Hebrides.

No ordinary landscape photographer, Ian has spent many years immersed in the places and cultures he depicts. This deeply personal relationship with the land is expressed through exceptional photo-documentaries and thought-provoking books. His fine-art prints are made to be treasured, just like the communities, rare habitats and traditional ways of life they portray.

Buy DIRECT from the creator, it's personal.

From the Land and Herdwick are available to buy from my online book shop. Packaged in bespoke double shipping boxes to arrive in perfect condition whatever your location. Distributed worldwide by tracked couriers.

Your investment is price protected. My books will never be devalued. That is my pledge.

Ian Lawson Herdwick Book First Edition

“...a beautiful foreground to a classic view, the finest in Britain... a picture that would defeat a Constable or a Turner”. AJ Wainwright in Scotland... Sea Mountains - Elgol, Isle of Skye

About Ian Lawson

About Ian

I work in the art of the possible by immersing myself in photography, design and culture. I do the photography that's important for me. I live totally inside photography doing self-initiated years long projects. "I have two ways to express my art.

On one side I do books and on the other side I do exhibitions. Both have the same importance for me. But I always try to leave not a feeling for valuable items or objects, but an experience.

Harris Tweed Exhibition

FTL Exhibition

Ian is renowned for the long-term projects he undertakes, devoting years at a time to documenting the story of a particular people or the evolution of a certain place.

Here, he tells a deeply personal story of the craft that inspired him, and shows breathtaking images on a grand scale from his book, From the Land, which documents the world's most desired tweed textile, its people and their windswept Hebridean landscape.

Ian Lawson - Tuscany Escape

Tuscan Escape

Fulfilling a dream to capture the magical essence of an alluring world , Ian's personal portrait presents you with a ‘gently-born land ’ softened by Tuscan light.

It is here, in the Val d'Orcia, that you encounter the real Tuscany. With every step he took, Ian could sense the incredibly rich history around him. The distant past meets the present in vistas reminiscent of Italian masterpieces.

“My camera encourages me to explore. Curiosity is a great way of learning about the world. As a photographer, it's how I communicate my thoughts and share my vision with others.”

Hills of home - Luskentyre, Isle of Harris

Icon Testimonials

Wherever in the world my books journey to, they will touch your heart.

Patrick Grant


Mose Ravazzoni

Ozzano, Italy

Anna Frohlich

Bavaria, Germany

Catherine Briquot

Aubrac, France

Darrel Crilley

Manchester, UK

Donna Korones

California, USA

Gabriella Steiner


Mireia Nebot


Jennifer Harkins


Katherine Harrie

Monmouth, Wales

Kevin Seah


Katherine Tolliday

Atlanta, USA

Robert Gatenby

Gateshead, UK

Tracey Palmer

North Carolina, USA

Tracey Sharpe

Yorkshire, UK

Willy & Henk


Benoit Claro


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