Photographer of the Day: George Gunn

Tell us a bit about you and your background:

My name is George Gunn, I grew up in the angmering park estate in West Sussex, it was the best childhood you could ask for. Two words that always stick in my mind from that time is harvest and shoot. 

What was your motivation to start photography?

I’ve always been interested in photography and art but I couldn’t paint or draw. Armed with cheap cameras my activities of hunting and shooting put me into some pretty incredible situations where I wanted to capture the natural beauty of my surroundings. 

Did photography spark your passion for field sports or were you already involved with it?

I think if it wasn’t for photography I’d never been or seen parts of the world that I have. From fly fishing in Iceland to bore shooting in Croatia. So the combination of both photography and field sports has been a perfect duo.  One thing it has taught me… the United Kingdom is one of the most beautiful places in the world, from the Scottish highlands in February to the rivers in Hampshire. 

Where in the world is your favourite place to photograph and why?

I’ve luckily travelled well but still find my favourite place to photograph here in the uk. A autumnal morning with the foxhounds or winters day driving grouse. You’ll never get tired of Scotland, each day is different than the last. 

What is next for you and your photography?

What next, well I’ve just started a project on sustainable farming and it’s importance both environmentally and economically. Farming has a huge roll to play in the structure of our countryside and I feel that it’s important to highlight this. So this is my 5 year plan… getting a book published. 

Do you have any tips for someone wanting to start photography?

My advice for keen photographers… buy good lenses and be willing to travel and I don’t mean travel in a holiday type way. I mean spending most of the week sitting on the M1, living out of your car and never seeing your family because as incredible as it may look, we don’t show the endless amounts of hours driving or sitting behind a screen editing. 

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