Mick Ryan is the founder and a co-director of fotoVUE. He is based in Calderdale having spent the last seven years in the Peak District. He also spends part of the year in Saratoga Springs, upstate New York.
He is the founder of Rockfax guidebooks and introduced well-designed large-format photo-topo climbing guidebooks to the UK. As well as publishing, editing and writing in the UK he has published six climbing guidebooks in the USA and authored four.
He lived in Bishop, California for nine years and was inspired whilst there by the beauty of the Eastern Sierra and the Sierra Nevada mountains and the landscape photography of the late Galen Rowell and Vern Clevenger. Whilst in the USA he also worked as a graphic designer.
From 2004 to 2013 he was chief editor and advertising manager at UKClimbing.com one of the most successful enthusiast media in the world. He is credited with commercialising and monetising the site, and increasing editorial quality and content, helping make UKClimbing.com a success with his longtime collaborator Alan James.
Mick’s photography has been published in magazines, websites and books around the world.
He is co-author with Chris Gilbert of Photographing The Peak District.
Mick works as a photography guide and instructor for Wild Photography Holidays.
Justin Minns’ Photographing East Anglia is at the printers and we should be sending the signed pre-orders out on Friday 29th March (2019). Below is a preview of Justin’s guide featuring 90 pages from the total of 528 pages. Signed pre-orders—with free UK shipping— are available for £22 (RRP £27.95, a saving of £5.95) at […]
Photographing East Anglia by Justin Minns is a big book, with over 500 pages covering 150 locations across Norfolk, Suffolk, North Essex and Cambridgeshire, including city guides to Norwich and Cambridge. The foreword has been kindly written by the acclaimed landscape photographer, David Noton. Signed pre-orders—with free UK shipping— are now available.
If you watched Alyn Wallace’s video of the Geminids meteor shower in La Palma you’ll have some appreciation of the passion he has for astro photography, as well his knowledge and expertise in this field. For over a year now, in-between his travels and workshops, Alyn has been working on Photographing The Night Sky to […]
We all have some family: mum, dad, brothers, sisters, spouse, partner, kids, grandparents, friends and documenting this family life is important. In the first departure from our photo-location guidebooks Sarah Mason and Suzi Garlick, ably assisted by their beautiful daughter Olive, have started work on a new fotoVUE book provisionally titled, Photographing Family.
The cover of Photographing The Snowdonia Mountains by Nick Livesey has been decided. You can pre-order a signed copy for £22 (RRP £25) and have a look at some sample pages. Oh and someone really special has written the foreword for Nick’s book.
Photographing South Wales by Drew Buckley has been published and is now available. South Wales is the ninth title in our Photographing series where local photographers give an intimate insight to the photographic potential of the area they know best. Following South Wales, to be published early in 2019, is Photographing East Anglia by Justin […]
Here’s a peak at what is inside Photographing SOUTH WALES: PRESS THE CENTRE FULL SCREEN ICON (the square thingy) IF VIEWING ON A LAPTOP OR TABLET. Drew Buckley is one of the UK’s top landscape and wildlife photographers — in fact when it comes to photography he has more strings on his bow than that. […]