Sadly, no one knows how many World War Two veterans are alive today, they are a generation that has seen profound change, several speak of fathers and uncles serving in The Great War of 1914 – 1918. Yet hardly a generation later they were to answer the call to fight in another war.
When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees.
It was a photoshoot I had long wanted to undertake. To be in the Scottish Highlands with a ghillie, deer stalking. But not just any ghillie. This ghillie had to work traditionally, using Highland Ponies to bring the Red Deer stags and hinds off the hill.
Hunting with a hawk has a long and distinguished history going back some three thousand years and is still practised as an art form, not only in this country but also across Europe and in many parts of the world. The world of falconry has always been held in the highest of respect, plus today, falcon experience days and falconry demonstrations are as popular as ever.
Each of Nick’s pictures is created from just a single feather, which must be cut and formed before being mounted on artboard, ready for framing. The feather sits proud of the board on pins, and this gives the 3D effect, but each pin must be pre-positioned before the feather can be cut.