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Sunset at Celestun, Yucatan, Mexico
Focused leopard, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Glen Affric, Scottish Highlands
Monochrome tree, Oxfordshire, UK
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A Cabecar girl, Pacuare, Costa Rica
Playing on Progreso beach, Yucatan, Mexico
Turret Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, US

David Sykes


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 (note that now the project has been running for a while, I have decided to reduce the cost of all editions, unsigned and unsigned). I am also really delighted to be able to offer a limited edition of  copies endorsed and signed by well known personalities:

Stephen FrySir Richard Branson, Sir Alastair Cook,  Dame Emma Thompson, Dame Kelly Holmes, Marcus TrescothickMaro Itoje, Courtney Lawes and Dan Biggar (see next tab for descriptions).

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 and Patterns & Form - see the Images in the Photobook tab. I really hope you enjoy the book!

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Dusk view to Big Ben, London, UK

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Flamingos in the lagoon at Celestun, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico

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Silhouetted pedestrians in San Gimignano, Italy