Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Nature / Trees


  • Photographer
    Don Hooper
  • Technical Info
    Canon Eos 1 Ds Mk Iii, Canon 17-40mm Lens, 1/8th Sec, F/18, Iso 50, Full Frame.
  • Photo Date
    15th June 2016

The image was taken at Formby Dunes on the Northwest coast of England on a bright sunny day and shows how natures elements of strong winds from the Irish Sea has formed the shapes of the trees as they are exposed on the high sand dunes. This particular tree grabbed my attention as I am always on the lookout for such trees that form interesting shapes and patterns. I knew that it would convert well to Black and White and I could create something in my own artistic style.

Don Hooper, photographer with over 40 years’ experience, International Multi Award Winning and widely recognised within the industry; receiving accolades in London, Paris, Moscow, Berlin, Budapest, Tokyo and America. Specialising mainly in Black and White, his world as we see it through the lens, captures life in a contemporary form; exposing the sensitivity and beauty nature possesses. With the intention of fabricating both stillness and movement within his shots, Hooper over the years has built a diverse body of work where his creative flare and eye for the bewildering shines through.