“Snow White’ is one of my strongest images of 2017 thus far, I traveled all the way to Richmond Park specifically to attempt to capture this image, that is what is required of the photographer in the 21st century, there is no room for the mundane.
Work on this image began a month in advance when I sat at my desk researching Richmond Park. Several hours into my research I had come to know that a few fallow deer carrying the rare white colouring called the park home – that was when this composition was planned mentally and sketched out on paper. It became clear that to turn the desired image into reality would be extremely unlikely – I needed a white deer, which in itself is a rare sighting, against a fairly densely forested backdrop and a cloudy day; if the sun was out it would highlight the trees individually thus causing a messy background.
After several hours of walking around the park we found a single white deer against a frosted backdrop, not thickly frosted as I had first desired but it was workable. I quickly positioned myself on the floor and waited of twenty minutes until she finally moved into position. Everything came together that day, this image is the result of extensive research and patience and perhaps proof that less is more.”