Postcard Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 18:14 23 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:45 20 February 2013

Postcard Suffolk

Postcard Suffolk

Famed for its big skies, Suffolk never looks more beautiful than on a bright sunny day. Here, photographed by Mark Staples, are just some of the sights and sites many will visit during this holiday season

Famed for its big skies, Suffolk never looks more beautiful than on a bright sunny day. Here, photographed by Mark Staples, are just some of the sights and sites many will visit during this holiday season




Looking at these gorgeous Suffolk scenes, its hard to believe that the photographer who captured them has only been taking pictures for five years!
A language teacher, Mark Staples moved to Suffolk over 15 years ago but his interest in photography wasnt sparked until 2005, when visiting Australian friends took some rather impressive images using a simple digital compact. Inspired, Mark went straight out and bought himself a digital compact which he took with him on his travels. It wasnt long before he bought his first digital SLR, followed by a couple of upgrades a short while later.
My photography is a complete hobby and helps me to maintain a suitable work-life balance, he says. I particularly enjoy photographing monuments, landmarks and landscapes where architecture is a prominent feature, and the challenge is to find that interesting point of view or composition. I favour strong, vibrant colours, and these have become a definite trademark of my work. Theres nothing I enjoy more than travelling around the county on a fine sunny day with my camera in tow, seeking out colourful scenes to shoot. Suffolk is a photographers paradise as we are blessed with many such scenes.
Mark contributes photos on a regular basis to EADT Suffolk magazine and his images have been widely published in other magazines, on postcards, calendars, in travel guides and so on.
His images of Suffolk have now been brought together in one photographic volume, Portrait of Suffolk,and following the success of that book, Halswood publishers have chosen around 50 of Marks photos for the Suffolk Address Book, an attractive hardback large-format address book.
Both books are on sale in most Suffolk bookshops and from most major online retailers. Details of the books and more of Marks travel photos can be found at www.markstaples.co.uk.

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