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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

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 (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 as follows:

Stephen Fry is an actor, writer and comedian and has been the President of Mind since 2011. Stephen has been a tireless campaigner, supporter and advocate for everyone experiencing mental health problems.

Sir Richard Branson is an English business magnate and investor. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields.

Sir Alastair Cook played in 161 Tests for England, the most by any England player, with 59 as captain. He scored 33 Test centuries and  was the youngest player in history to reach 10,000 runs scoring 12,472 in total. 

Dame Emma Thompson is an actress, screenwriter, activist, author and comedian. She is one of Britain's most acclaimed actresses and is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, three BAFTA Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. 

Dame Kelly Holmes has signed a limited edition. Kelly is a double Olympic gold medal winner having won the 800mtrs  and 1500mtrs at the 2004 Athens Olympics. She is also hugely empathetic towards mental health causes. 

Marcus Trescothick, Somerset and 76 caps for England cricket, has signed a limited edition. Marcus was a wonderful cricketer and given his own struggles at times, he is a strong advocate of mental health causes.

Maro Itoje and Courtney Lawes, the England and British Lions rugby internationals as well as Dan Biggar of Wales and the British Lions, have all signed copies. 

We are asking for a  larger donation for these signed 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 and Patterns & Form - 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 are going to Mind (my fundraising contribution as the photographer is the cost of the book printing, roughly £28 per copy). 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