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The colours of a Suffolk summer

PUBLISHED: 13:03 17 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:21 20 February 2013

A grinning, pay per view telescope on Aldeburgh beach

A grinning, pay per view telescope on Aldeburgh beach

You can almost feel the warmth on your back and hear the lazy hum of bees with these bright, sunshine-filled scenes from Suffolk photographer Bill Philpot

You can almost feel the warmth of the sun on your back and hear the lazy hum of bees with these bright, sunshine-filled scenes from Suffolk photographer Bill Philpot

Seeing the beautiful images in the gallery on the right, it comes as no surprise to learn that Bill Philpot is a man with an impressive history in the photographic industry.
During a long career as a photographic retoucher at the top end of Londons advertising industry I worked on images created by some of the worlds great photographers, including Richard Avedon, Lord Snowdon, David Bailey and Eve Arnold, he explains. Handling work of such quality on a day-to-day basis was sooner or later bound to inspire an interest in photography, however modest the results.
But it was at his home near Saxmundham that Bill discovered his passion for landscape photography.
Here in Suffolk the opportunities for photography are boundless and images present themselves from the most unexpected sources. But it is in landscape photography with its enormous and constantly changing skies that this county is particularly rich in possibilities.
The pictures here have been selected as representing the promise of summer, but Bill also likes to shoot landscape images that reflect the passing of the seasons, which here in Suffolk are, he says, most apparent.
I am fortunate enough to live in the heart of Suffolks beautiful countryside and also not far from the coast, so many of my images are found within walking distance of home, others just a short
drive away.
I usually set out looking for a particular type of photograph depending on the season and the weather, which might lead me to find tiny details on Aldeburgh beach or broad vistas of farmland in high summer, but Im always ready to be sidetracked in search of something that might surprise me.
I think that the art of photography must begin with looking but it is in the seeing that a strong image will be found. You learn to trust your instincts and allow yourself to be taken round the next corner or through the next field, knowing that something will turn up. I rarely return empty handed.
Much of Bills photographic work is sold on the internet through photostock libraries where he is paid per download for images to be used in magazines, advertising material or websites. I am a full time artist and these sales bring me a regular trickle of income to supplement my earnings from sales of my paintings through galleries in Southwold and Woodbridge, he says.

Bill also designs and sells posters which are available from his website at and from his stall in Framlingham market on summer Saturdays.


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