Cornwall could easily lay claim to being
Britain’s most romantic county. After all, this
is the land of Tristan and Isolde, King Arthur
and Guinevere, of Jamaica Inn, Frenchman’s
Creek and Rebecca. Its dramatic landscape
has lent itself to both literary and artistic
inspiration: towering cliffs, superb seascapes,
sunlit harbours, whitewashed cottages, and
crystal seas. But no need for words, the
photographs in this book say it all.
It takes a special kind of photographer, with
a special kind of eye, to capture the best of
what Cornwall has to offer. Step forward Lee
Searle, a local man who understands what
people love most about Cornwall – and
captures it perfectly on camera. As he says:
‘As a youngster I wandered the coastline
with my parents, completely unaware of the
influences Cornwall would have on me in the
years ahead. The county has a unique quality
of light, which has the effect of transforming
a scene into something truly spectacular,
sometimes if only for the briefest of moments.
A lot of my time is spent sitting and waiting
for nature to produce something special and
when it does I’m there to capture it.’
Whether resident or visitor, the reader will
share the photographer’s passion for the
beauty of this remarkable county.
Lee Searle is a freelance photographer
based in Penzance, Cornwall. Over the
years he has successfully turned his
passion into his career. Lee’s clients
include local and national businesses and
he is rapidly gaining a reputation for producing
unique images. His photographs
capture the mood and atmosphere of
Cornwall inspiring the viewer. Cornwall
– Sun, Sea and Sky is his first book.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 863 2, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published April 2009.