Jon Baker MFIAP, EFIAP/p and Sue Baker AFIAP, BPE3*: ‘There and Back Again’
Jon and Sue are keen hill walkers and hope that the mono and colour prints in their talk will reflect this. They go out all year round as the landscape changes all the time and the same place can look very different during the seasons. There will also some creative work, which Jon has been doing since the early 90’s, and some portraits.
Jon has been taking photographs since the mid 1970's and joined the now defunct Telford Photographic Society and the RPS. In 1984 he became a ‘double’ ARPS with two different sets of colour slides and gained a FRPS with a series of mono infra red images in 1988. He joined Wrekin Arts Photo Club in 1989 and soon started entering National and International Exhibitions, culminating in 2009 with the EFIAP/Platinum award. However the proudest moment in his photographic career was in 2003 when he became only the 9th person in Great Britain to be awarded the prestigious Master FIAP award with a series of images taken in Cwmorthin and Rhosydd. These images can be seen on his web site.
Sue has been an outdoor person all of her life and loves mountains and wild places. As Jon has always been interested in photography, her love of landscapes and weather meant that they could share their interests. She ‘inherited’ a camera from Jon in the early 1990’s and soon joined him at Wrekin Arts. She has photographed in many places from the Gobi Desert to the Wrekin, and never tires of seeing new places and trying to capture their atmosphere and interest. She has been known to spend nights on mountain tops just to get that ‘Dawn Light’. She is hopeful that she can still get to some of the more inaccessible places for a while longer and capture the sights that she still loves and to enjoy just being there.