Archive for the ‘News and Events’ Category

STYLE OF WIGHT – Artists

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The editor of Style of Wight magazine Christian Warren has recently commissioned me to photograph some of the top island based painters at their studios for a regular article in the magazine. I had an entertaining afternoon in St.Lawrence with landscape painter David Firmstone who has recently won the coveted watercolour prize. Next up was Lisa Traxler at her beautiful new studio and home as featured on Grand Designs. Finally I travelled over to Freshwater to meet renowned marine artist Martyn Mackrill who is currently working on a project on the East Coast. More detail here.

Island Images Photography Courses

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

After the success of the Light and Land Photography tours in 2011 and 2012 I decided to launch my own week long photography course based at Northcourt House in Shorwell under the Island Images banner. I plumped for the second week in May and although the weather was far from settled we were rewarded with some dramatic conditions especially over Compton on the final evening. The highlight of the week was a visit to various woods in the centre of the island where we found an excellent covering of blue bells. The course was a great success and I’m planning another one next spring.

TACKT ISLE

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

A new adventure company called Tackt Isle has recently set up on St. Helens Duver offering sailing, kayaking and an array of land based activities. I spent the May Bank Holiday photographing a test day with a group of twenty children and adults enjoyed a morning sailing in Picos and Scows followed by paddle board races, a segway challenge and a treasure hunt on the Duver. It was a fantastic day and everyone had a terrific time. Check them out on www.tackt-isle.co.uk

The Westward Cup 2012 And Isle Of Wight Film Festival 2013

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Having been involved with Yacht Mariquita for the past four / five years I was commissioned by theĀ  skipper Jim Thom to make a short documentary film to mark her centenary. Along with my colleague Hamish Roots we headed off to Cowes to film Mariquita competing in the Westward Cup against her great rivals Elenora and Mariette. It was a great week and Cowes served up some dramatic conditions especially on the final day when I was given the opportunity to film on board. The documentary film is now finished and we are planning to show it at a special screening at the Isle of Wight Film Festival which is being held in Ventnor this August.

Island Images announces Light and Land tour to the Isle of Wight for November 2010

Friday, March 12th, 2010


Photographer Ben Wood has known Charlie Waite of Light and Land for many years through their involvement with Trowbridge Gallery. Charlie very kindly asked Ben to organize and lead a Light and Land photographic tour on the Isle of Wight. Ben is delighted to announce that the tour will go ahead in early November 2010.

Island Images launches slide show on Youtube

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Island Images has launched a new selection of photographs from the website onto Youtube. Hope you enjoy the show.

Island Images Blog Page!

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Welcome to Island Images website blog page, keep checking in for news and updates.

Ben