'Detox' printed & published by Kozu books
My photography book is inspired and accumilates my photography from over the past few years working as a Duke of Edinburgh and Scouting Leader and brings my hobby of photography combined.
The book wouldn't had happened without the help and support from the brands I work with:
Vanguard Photo UK, Snugpak, 84.5 filters, DofE, Expedition Wales, MyOutdoors and of course Kozu Books who is printing and publishing the book. Thank you to new collaborations and partnershios with Time to Log Off, Click and Learn Photo and Capture Outdoors who have helped with this book coming to life.
The locations in the book are from across the UK, to name some locations they are: Snowdonia, Elan Valley, Brecon Beacons, Chilterns, Oxford, Berkshire, Dorset, Dartmoor and Peak District.
It all started 20 years ago but it’s only really in the last 5 years photography, expeditions and the outdoors have really combined for me. As an outdoors leader I end up working in a variety of conditions and enduring the elements no matter what. The weather is a big influence with any photography but especially in telling the story and capturing the difficulties we face on expeditions.
Getting off the grid for multiple days is an interesting challenge and when you are required to carry all your belongings on your back, you really appreciate what you do and don’t need.
Restricting what you bring and not having the ability to charge most electronics and being in some extremely remote areas with lack of most basic means, let alone internet is an alien world.
They are a great way to disconnect from the digital world we now live in. It’s very refreshing to just keep things simple. Hiking, mountains and a camera in the great outdoors.
I hope you enjoy my collection of photographs from my expeditions and trips away getting off the grid.
All images Copyright © Matthew Holland