Stephen is gaining recognition as a landscape photographer sensitive to light, atmosphere and mood. He was recently recognized with an award in the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2017 with his image of bluebells in the mist. He is based in Devizes, at the head of the Pewsey Vale, within striking distance of a great diversity of natural habitats and ancient landscapes, of the Pewsey Downs, Avebury and Sidbury Hill. As a passionate naturalist, photography is the perfect complement to his natural history instincts. Interests span a diversity of Wilthsire Landscapes, wild flowers, trees and forests. The importance of the right light falling on the subject is as true upon the wings of a butterfly as it is upon a landscape, tree or meadow. Stephen is inspired to share and communicate the beauty, importance and vulnerability of the natural world. images prepared for Open Sutios include many local scenes within the Marlborough Downs and Pewsey Vale. During Open Studios this year Stephen is exhibiting in the centre of Devizes at 2-3 St John's Aley, SN10 1BG.