The aim is to show the essence of a subject, place or event - hopefully replaying the evocative image seen at the time.
Awards and Competitions:
Third place in a category of the 2019 International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition. Awarded "Highly Commended" in 2018 and "Highly Commended" twice in 2020.
Shortlisted for Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2018
First prize in the 2015 RAC Photographic competition
Second prize in 2020 South Downs National Park competition
Shortlisted for WWT 2018 photography competition
In 2018 awarded Licentiate distinction from the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS)
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) magazine Kew Gardens Magazine Several editions of the Olympus Magazine The RAC publication Pell-Mell ( for various events) The Piscatorial Society Journal Gamefisher, the yearbook of Salmon and Trout Conservation UK 2020 Rivers Report of Test & Itchen Association 2021 Savills sales brochure 2018 calendar of The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust 2020, 2019 and 2018 calendars of Friends of Richmond Park
Some photographs of fish conservation activity are being used in lectures by a leading ecologists
Images taken in Kew Gardens have been used in lectures by the Head of the Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services at Kew.
Sales and Commissions:
A few images are available through stock library Alamy, but most are for sale direct so please use the contact details below if you are interested in any of the images shown here or you would like to have an initial discussion about a commission. Perhaps a favourite location with vivid memories you wish to capture and put on your wall, a special occasion to remember or you have a keen interest in a subject and want to have an image to hand? An informal portrait? Just ask! For example, the photo of the Camel estuary at low tide now sits on the wall of the owner's holiday cottage in Padstow.
I specialise in commissions of fisheries. I have just completed a commission of a fishery on the Avon, shot across the seasons showcasing the owner's house, gardens, river and wildlife - including the fish. Please contact me if you are interested in a commission for your fishery.
My book "Chalk Streams - a Unique Environment Worth Conserving" was book of the week in Country Life May 26th see "chalk stream book" in drop down menu Dick Hawkes LRPS email@example.com Mobile: 07770622299