The landscape and coastal scenery of Devon is renowned for its beauty but also for its infinite variety.
In The Spirit of Devon photographer Lee Pengelly attempts to capture the essential character of his
native county; from the majesty of sweeping moorland to secret wooded valleys, and from dramatic
coastlines to the intricate patchwork of farmland, the views are endless in their variety, with each scene
changing as the seasons progress.
The Spirit of Devon looks at the whole of the county from North Devonís rugged coastline to the more
gentle southern shore, and from major towns and cities to the neatest hidden hamlet. The photographs
here portray the county in its most varied and enticing moods, providing unforgettable memories in print
for visitor and resident alike.
Lee Pengelly was born in Plymouth in 1970 and lives and works in Devon.
He picked up his first camera in his early twenties and became instantly
hooked on photography. In order to develop his skills, Lee studied a two year
course with the Bureau of Freelance Photographers, which also
provided him with an understanding of the commercial side of the business
and covered all the aspects of marketing his work.
In 2000 Lee took the plunge and went freelance. Using 35mm, medium and large-format equipment
he now supplies work to picture libraries, magazines, books, postcard and calender companies and local
ISBN 978 1 84114 656 0, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published July 2007.