MB Photography | Projects


The work here represents some of my completed and ongoing personal projects. If you have any questions about the images here, or are interested in publishing or exhibiting any of the work on this website please contact me directly. Although many of these images are not for sale in the gallery they may be available on request.

Winter Roads

Winter Roads

An abstract study of frozen puddles found on mountain roads and paths in the Brecon Beacons. I marvel at the infinite variation in patterns that freezing water can generate. Short lived they may be, but they contain beautiful details and a hidden world waiting to be discovered right beneath our feet. Grouped in series based on their location and the different weather & temperature condition

Small Worlds

Small Worlds

Signs of life on an alien planet? Aerial photography of a vast wild landscape? Rivers, lakes, forests and volcanic craters? Looking down from high on to another world these landscapes are not at first what they seem. I am constantly looking for more abstract worlds to photograph and different ways of representing the beauty of nature in the environment where I live. In the same way that we may

Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds

As a landscape photographer I am fascinated by clouds, both for their weather giving properties and the infinite variety in shapes, patterns and textures they add to the sky. For some time now I have been photographing the sky on its own, with no added landscape features, whenever I visit a location. Most of the time these images never make it further than the memory card, and sometimes they do

Pavement Studies

Pavement Studies

An exploration of the shapes, colours and textures of the limestone pavement area around Ystradfellte. Limestone pavement has always fascinated me, but I find it hard to capture the textures effectively in a single image so each of these pictures is a composite multiple exposure of at least 5 images. Currently just exploratory, this series may be developed further.

Abandoned Shopping Trollys

Abandoned Shopping Trollys

An homage to thoughtless and lazy people. A lot of these are just a short walk from where they belong and you wonder why people couldn't make it that far, others are beyond salvage. An ongoing project which I hope will become harder and harder to add to as people become more determined to get their £1 coin back!

Into The Darkness

Into The Darkness

I've driven past this forest every day for over a decade without giving it a second glance, but then one day I wondered what it would be like inside. At first I only explored the fringes of the forest, apprehensive of the seemingly impenetrable darkness within which there surely could be nothing of interest. But eventually I plucked up the courage to step inside, alone. 

I soon discove

River Tawe

River Tawe

The River Tawe is Swansea's main river, giving rise to the Welsh name for the City - Abertawe (literally the mouth of the Tawe).

These images take a documentary approach to capturing the route of the entire river from it's source in the Black Mountains to its emergence in the Bristol Channel - the river's surface appearing in all but the first image. They aim to capture the significant

Ridgeline

Ridgeline

The best walks in the mountains for me are along ridges, and they also happen to form some of the best shapes in the mountain landscape.

This series of images capture some of the ridgelines that have attracted my attention during my forays into the Brecon Beacons. Generaly captured in conditions of low cloud they present the landscape as a simple set of intersecting and diverging lines

36 Reasons to Recycle

36 Reasons to Recycle

A small fraction of the flotsam and jetasm that has washed up on the beach at Three Cliffs Bay on Gower. Where would the world be without the invention of plastic I wonder?

All Images © Matt Botwood