Based in the black mountains – Wales, Finn Beales is an award-winning photographer. Primarily known for his landscape and travel photography he has also worked for an impressive array of clients such as Red Bull, Adidas, Barbour and O2. Despite having a father and grandfather that were keen amateur photographers, Finn didn’t get into photography from an early age, only picking up a camera when the early digital models started to appear in shops. Unlike many professional photographers he’s not averse to using his iphone and is equally as famous for his Instagram account.
Naturally drawn to uninhabited locations and by the physical world around him, the majority of his work features volcanic, polar, or barren desert locations. Despite only spending 72 hours in several of the locations his work manages to encapsulate the mood and atmosphere of the space. He describes the style of his work as ‘cinematic and contemplative’, and is fascinated in the lifespan of the universe in comparison to a human life. This is an overarching narrative in his work, and his photos are reflective of his view that our human lives are just a blink of an eye in comparison to the vast lifespan of the cosmos. His photographs play with differing scales and perspectives showcasing this point of view and making the viewer feel incredibly small.