Helen Boyd: Photographer, blogger, wanderess, aspiring artist, vegetarian, guitar player, displaced Geordie & Myers Briggs INFJ
Hello, My name is Helen Boyd, I live and work in the English Lake District. Desk-bound on weekdays I love to get outdoors and walk in the Lakes on the weekends and indulge my passions which are Photography, Poetry, Painting, Reading, & Art. Always very observant and naturally curious from a young age, I love to photograph my natural environment. I especially love emotive landscapes, seascapes and simpler minimalist shots.
I have been taking photographs for many years but have taken my photography seriously in the last six to seven years.
I love the intuitive opportunities offered to me living in The Lake District, who could fail to be inspired living in one of the most beautiful places in the world, as an amateur photographer or as I prefer ‘A Crazy Enthusiast’.
Next year 2015, the roller coaster of travel is ongoing, April sees me heading north to Sanna Bay on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in Scotland, which is the most westerly point of the UK. Swapping the turquoise sparkly Bay of Sanna behind me I am going home to spend a week in August, photographing the beautiful Northumberland coast. In September I am flying solo across the pond to Boston, USA for a 9-day trip. I have also booked accommodation on Cape Cod for a few days to photograph the Cape Cod National Seashore. Another return visit to Iceland in December to enjoy the snow once again. 2016 sees me travelling to Paris, Copenhagen, Seattle & Portland.
I’m a Fuji Addict and after years of shooting with Nikon I have gone to the Mirrorless side. Fuji film X-T1 and Fujifilm X100t
My best accolade to date was winning the Northern Counties Photographic Federation NCPF – 2012 for my B&W image of the Borrowdale fells.