To capture people, wildlife and landscapes and the interactions between them in the light of a world in transition is to encapsulate an inimitable moment which will never again materialise. My own ‘take’ as a geographer photographer!
Born in the City of Derry in Northern Ireland and still have inextricable links to my home country. Since leaving I have lived in England, Singapore, Togo, Italy, Ethiopia, Brazil and most recently in Ireland. My photography, together with travel, have become two of my life’s passions and they in turn are an integral part of having studied Geography at University and taught it in international schools. My photography focuses on culture, landscapes and wildlife; images which reflect a spatial and temporal journey through life.
I believe fully in the concepts of sustainable tourism and development and in trying to support a perspective which enables a greater harmony to exist between people and their environment. I often use my images to educate or enhance the knowledge of others. This has promoted not only my own areas of interest but also a genuine interest in travel to others. Considered reflections may be used to market and to disseminate and promote acquired knowledge in a stimulating way. To record an image digitally or on film certainly helps to bring the reality of such experiences to life.
I have published images in magazines, calendars and cards and presented to the Royal Geographical Society. Images have been used for educational purposes and I have exhibited in Ethiopia and Ireland. I have also reached the final of travel photographer of the year (TPOTY) in 2010 and 2011.
My Facebook page is – http://www.facebook.com/AlternativeVisionsPhotography
and 500px – http://500px.com/trevcole
There are also two exposés on You-Tube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUrTKwjpMHw (This gallery takes you to Africa, the photos expose an indigenous tribe, demonstrating their traditons, behaviors and culture).
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36anCE3MGk4 (This one is entitled light and flows)
Recent images have been taken in RAW mode on a Nikon D800