David Sykes

Photography

Hi and welcome to my photography website! Hopefully there are some images here that you find both visually enjoyable and interesting.

The main purpose of the site is to promote and sell a photobook entitled Window on the World which I have produced to raise funds for the UK mental health charity Mind. This organisation is at the forefront of fighting many of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and is in need of help and funds to relieve mental health issues that are now so widespread.

The Covid-19 pandemic will leave a deep and lasting scar on the mental health of millions in this country. The devastating loss of life, the impact of lockdown and loneliness, and the inevitable recession that lies ahead will affect all of us. Prioritising mental health has never been more critical than it is now. New mental health problems have developed as a result of the pandemic, and existing mental health problems are worsening.

 

Please go to the Mind Charity Project tab to find out more about Mind and their work as well as the detail of this project...and hopefully also to the Buy the Mind Charity Book tab. I am also really delighted to be able to offer a limited edition of  copies endorsed and signed by actor, comedian, writer and President of Mind, Stephen Fry. We are asking for a  larger donation for these copies.  President of Mind since 2011, Stephen has been a tireless campaigner, supporter and advocate for everyone experiencing mental health problems. Also, Maro Itoje, the England and British Lions rugby international, has signed a number of copies.

"Window on the World" is a really nicely printed coffee table photobook of digital images, 30 x 30 cms (so quite a large book), hard cover with dust cover. All images are from the digital era and taken between 2005 and 2020 (except one, my favourite from Nepal taken in 1982). There are sections in the book on Landscape, Living the View, People & Environment, Wildlife, Urban Living, Patterns & Form, and Sepia - see the Images in the Photobook tab. I really hope you enjoy the book!

There is of course the cost of printing the book but all proceeds in excess of this and card processing costs will go to Mind. People have been wonderfully generous in giving to all sorts of deserving causes globally whether of their time or hard earned money, but I would also like to give something back as a lasting memento of your generosity....which I hope you will enjoy.

Dusk view to Big Ben, London, UK

Flamingos in the lagoon at Celestun, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico

Silhouetted pedestrians in San Gimignano, Italy

© 2020 by David Sykes