Suffolk based Bob Foyers
has been practicing photography from the age of 14. At that time his photography was “film” based and, as he says, he was lucky enough to have his own dark-room which was fitted out in an outbuilding at his parent’s hotel in Norfolk. In those youthful days he was constrained by cost (you can’t buy much film on a teen-agers pocket money!) However, that early training taught him to visualise his picture before “clicking” His landscape photography is a result of that instinct and evokes a powerful sense of natural reverence.
Bob prefers to photo nature at its raw state rather than as a pretty postcard. Some of his favourite images are of tempestuous seas and storm clouds, and weather is a big influence on his photography. He is very likely to glance out of the window when other people are complaining about the weather, grab his camera and dash out into the elements and some of his best pictures have been taken in that type of circumstance.
The local environment is such an inspiration to Bob and he considers himself extremely lucky to live in Suffolk with the ability to view the same vista on different days which produces such contrasting photographs. Suffolk itself is a county of such contrasts ranging from the wild seas on Sizewell beach, the pretty villages of Walberswick and others, and to the soft countryside of Constable country, that there is always something to catch his eye. This results in his portfolio being brimming with images so varying that you would think he had travelled the length and breadth of the country to achieve them.