About John Stedman, Images of Cornwall by JOHN STEDMAN

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Biography

About John Stedman

John Stedman was born in Cornwall and has remained in the county  all his life. Never having lived far from the sea, it was the beaches and harbours that soon became a continual source of inspiration and photography a chosen means of expression.

Moving from the Newquay area to West Penwith in 1991, it was then that a growing interest in the Antiquities and Ancient sites of West Cornwall combined with a love of walking the coastal paths and open moorland led to a passion for landscape photography.

In 1994, John began producing a selection of Quality Hand-Made Greeting Cards for sale in a handful of local Shops. Today their popularity is such that his Photographs are continually in demand and he now supplies a growing range of both Cards and Enlargements to Shops and Galleries throughout much of the County.

Entirely self-taught, his Pictures reflect a deep love for his native Cornwall and an awareness of its rich diversity and abundant beauty. A recent convert to the digital revolution the overwhelming majority of his images are still taken on Colour Negative Film using  35mm SLR cameras.

It is fair to say that John is never happier than when taking pictures, openly attributing the quality of his images to living in such beautiful surroundings combined with a streak of perfectionism that he finds hard to suppress. Over the years, John has developed an individual style and one that often leans a little toward the abstract in its interpretation of the subject yet still succeeds in retaining a very Cornish feel.