Scarborough photographer Ian Meek has devoted his life to capturing the North Yorkshire coast and surrounding areas. Enviably, he spends his days photographing Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and all of the coastal idylls that many of us visit year after year. Whether he’s capturing light bursting through trees, the sun setting on a mid-summer’s eve or bright bunting on a pier, his images are alive with atmosphere and colour.
‘From Roseberry Topping and the glorious North Yorks Moors through the Dales and down along the rugged coastline and beaches of the East Coast with its many villages nestling in small bays, this is where I take my inspiration from, and the passion to capture a fleeting moment in time in the ever-changing light,’ he tells us. ‘I want to show familiar surroundings in a new perspective.’
‘I learnt my basic craft and skills with a film camera back in my school days when I used to develop, enlarge and print my own black and white images,’ Ian explains. ‘I spent over 40 years in the print trade starting out as a Camera Operator and eventually learning all of the trades prior to print, even wet ink proofing paper before a job went to press. I still enjoy the process of printing and I print and mount all my own images.’
Ian passed on his love of photography to his son Alex, who works part time as a wildlife photographer and was recently named as the runner up in the Garden Bird category of the Bird Photographer of the Year Competition.
Ian will be showcasing his works at Living North’s Christmas Fair from 10–13 November at York Racecourse. Don’t miss the opportunity to obtain your own piece of work from this real Yorkshire talent.