Rob Handley - Artist

AFTER falling ill three years ago and with little else to do, Rob Handley from Pulford turned to photography.

The 40-year-old said he had an interest in photography for “as long as I can remember” but he never “took the plunge” and took it seriously until he got sick.

“As with many things, I never took the plunge and I only started taking it seriously after getting sick,” said Rob. “Then I bought my first DSLR Camera. It was a revelation and living in the Chester area feel lucky to have some of the most visually stunning scenery in the country on my doorstep. So why not make the most of it!”

Rob added: “Soon the first DSLR Camera was joined by another. This then led to me getting interested in the Photoshop and post editing side of thing and once I was accustomed to Photoshop the graphic art medium took over the post editing and I became more proficient in the photo manipulation branch of the art form.

“This then developed into the graphic art side of things. I love sunsets/sunrises and live band photography. Mostly photographic in the Chester area and a local band called Albino crow and I recently had some work on iTunes fotr them. I also sell images online but I am looking to go back to work soon if I can find something.

Rob said: “I feel that there is no such thing as a bad picture as long as the photographer likes it that’s all that matters (unless it’s a commission that is). Photography can catch the moments that would be lost for ever usually.

“I do enjoy the manipulation art form as you can create things that would usually be impossible to photograph. The traditional photograph is what the eye sees, manipulation is what the imagination is limited to.”

To see more of Rob’s work see here .