"Part of my motivation for photography is the desire to reach an imperfect understanding of the world, to glimpse order within the chaos that surrounds me. Without photography there are so many things in life that I would never have truly seen, perhaps never have even noticed. Photography provides for me a way to dissect the world, to distill a visual essence, and in the process, to begin to understand."
David Ward is a master of landscape photography and one of the UK's most distinguished professionals — his commercial work has covered subjects from dogs to racing cars. Through his workshops with Light & Land and his online blogs, David shares his skills and insights with fellow lovers of landscape. His 2004 book Landscape Within discusses his philosophy of landscape photography. His recently published book, Landscape Beyond, highlights David's keys to successful photography: beauty, mystery and simplicity.