Solace and Inspiration in the open air
Born in Manchester, England, Ian Lawson's early years were spent in rural Lancashire where he nurtured his love for nature and the landscape. At high school Ian's passion was the visual arts, with photography the perfect medium to express his thoughts and experiences. He studied at Manchester Polytechnic for a BA Hons degree in Fine Art Photography and in the years after graduation, he perfected his craft and gained acclaimed commercial success with a 25 year freelance career. In 2004, Ian experienced a shift in perspective, and increasingly began to devote his attention to capturing cultural landscapes. It is a decision he has never regretted. In 2009, Ian moved to the Lake District National Park, a place that has always been close to his heart and which remains a constant source of inspiration for his personal work.
It is a move that has allowed Ian to develop the style and content characterising his work today. Ian now works exclusively within the landscape documentary genre, filling his time with self-initiated projects including his own publishing company, Ian Lawson Books, to create unique stories about the people and places he has come to love.
“With a camera in hand I can make my most fantastic dreams come true.
Hopefully my passion and photographs will inspire or bring pleasure into someone's life, as they have done for me.”