Marcus Doyle has been shooting landscapes professionally for the past twelve years. His work has taken him all over the world, from the Artic Circle to the deserts of Africa choosing to shoot on a large 10/8 view camera whenever possible. He spent three years shooting the American landscape out of California where he lived before returning to the UK last January to work on his latest project around Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.
Doyle's work has been exhibited widely in the USA, Europe and the UK, his most recent solo show North Shores was shown last September at the Getty Gallery in London. He has recently signed with the Orchard agency in London and New York and now covers commercial assignments as well as producing more projects and archive material for galleries worldwide...
In November 2004 his first book Night Vision was published. His second Book Urban Safari is due out at the end of the year.
"When I made what I consider to be my first 'proper' photograph at the tender age of twelve little did I realize that it would influence the way I make images up to this very day. That first proper photograph was taken in Carlisle, Cumbria where I was born and raised. I was influenced greatly by my surroundings and in particular the way things looked at night. The housing estate I grew up on was on the very edge of the city and I would very often wonder out into this artificially lit wilderness in search of adventure and eventually photographic images.
When I mention I grew up in Cumbria and make landscape images people always assume my images will be of the Lake District which although breathtaking I have never really gone down that route in my work. My latest project however is based along the border between Scotland and England and like the Lake District the Borders seem to be synonymous with Cumbria.
No matter how far I have traveled in search of unique images I always find myself returning to Cumbria. The ever changing weather and its diverse landscape make sure I am never away too long. There really is nowhere else like it."