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Glyn Davies

Photographer Overview

Approaching 40 years as a full-time professional following four years in photographic higher education at Falmouth School of Art and then the University of Westminster (Harrow, London). Originally an editorial & documentary photographer I worked primarily for the yachting press but also for titles such Country Life & Country Living. Clients included National Trust, Forestry Commission, National Grid, First Hydro (HEP), S4C, ITV and very recently on a large exhibition project for the NHS. I've frequently appeared on TV & Radio about my work as a photographer.

Twenty years ago, I set up my own town centre studio which soon became popular as a gallery for my work. In 2005 I moved to a larger photo-gallery which has proved successful and enables me to select client projects that I find fascinating or ethically important. I’ve numerous photographic awards but ultimately the gallery survives on real-world collectors.

I've become (literally) immersed in maritime photography and am in the sea at some point every day, shooting images of seascapes, swimmers, water users & watercraft. I have given up my studio to make way for a fourth gallery, but I still love shooting ‘honest’ location portraits and would like to shoot more documentary work again.

I've featured frequently on TV & radio, most recently on ITV’s “The Island Strait” series where I was filmed for a year to record a year in my photographic life influenced by the unique Menai Strait that separates Anglesey from mainland Wales.

I’ve published five books of my work, three of which sit on Royal coffee tables thanks to two being gifted by the UK Prime Minister.


Awards / Accomplishments

2022 SUN 33 (Shot up North Awards) – 2 of 50 of the total winning entries

2022 (15th) International COLOUR Awards - 11 Nominations & an Honourable Mention

2021 (14th) International COLOUR Awards - 7 Nominations & 2 Honourable Mentions

2020 International Black & White Spider Awards - 3 Nominations

2020 Shortlisted & Nominated in the Architecture category for the British Photography Awards

2019 SUN 31 (Shot up North Awards) – 3 of 50 of the total winning entries

2019 International Black & White Spider Awards - 4 Nominations & an Honourable Mention

2019 ARTE TV ‘Islands of the Queen’ – (Germany/France) featuring my photographic work & my rock climbing

2018 International Black & White Spider Awards - 5 Nominations & an Honourable Mention

2018 ITV TV Series 'The Island Strait' – showing my life & work over a year alongside this coastline

2018 ITV Wales TV Series 'The Strait' – showing my life & work over a year alongside this coastline

2018 (13th) International Black & White Spider Awards - 5 Nominations & an Honourable Mention

2018 ITV TV Series 'The Island Strait' – showing Glyn's life & work over a year alongside this Welsh coastline

2018 ITV Wales TV Series 'The Strait' – showing Glyn's life & work over a year alongside this Welsh coastline

2017 SUN 29 (Shot up North Awards) – 3 of 50 of the total winning entries inc. a MERIT

2017 Publishes 5th book, 'Landscape Figures' (nudes in wilderness)

2017 International Black & White Spider Awards - 5 Nominations

2017 (10th) International COLOUR Awards - 16 Nominations & 3 Honourable Mentions

2016 International Black & White Spider Awards - Honourable Mention for 'At Rest' + 15 Nominations

2016 SUN 28 (Shot up North Awards) – 3 of 50 of the total winning entries

2016 (9th) International COLOUR Awards - 8 Nominations in Landscape & Architecture

2015 International Black & White Spider Awards - Honourable Mention for 'Life in Rock Pools'

2015 SUN 27 (Shot up North Awards) – 4 of 50 of the total winning entries

2015 Washington Green Fine Art IN:SIGHT Competition – People’s Choice Award

2015 Washington Green Fine Art IN:SIGHT Competition – Shortlisted Artist

2015 Museum of Modern Art (Wales) - Tabernacle Art Competition - "First Flight" accepted

2015 (8th) International COLOUR Awards - Honourable Mention for "And on the Third Day" (Nudes)

2015 International MONO Awards - All 9 entries given Honourable Mentions (Nudes)

2014 Unlimited Grain 'Contest Award' - Winning entry (Nudes) "The Commandment"

2012 AOP Awards - 9 images shortlisted

2012 AOP Open - 3 winning entries

2012 Best Arts Business on Anglesey – Anglesey Tourism Awards

2011 Prime Minister buys Glyn's books as Royal Wedding gift

2005 LPA International Awards : Silver in the “Landscape” Competition

2002 IDEA – International Digital Exhibition & Awards.

2002 Glyn establishes his first fine-art photo gallery on Anglesey

2002 SUN (Shot up North Awards) – 3 winning entries.

2001 SUN (Shot up North Awards) – 3 winning entries.

2000 SUN (Shot up North Awards) – 2 winning entries.

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