My name is Danni Nicks and I come from a small pit village in County Durham. Growing up in the countryside has given me a huge appreciation for nature and a need to protect it if I can. One area of conservation I am most interested in is the planting and protection of trees, and in particular the conservation of our ancient woodlands. I prefer shooting with film cameras rather than digital cameras, and enjoy camera-less photography like cyanotypes. I take inspiration for alternative photography from artists such as Susan Derges and Anna Atkins. I also take inspiration from photographers like the incredible Ansel Adams and Kilian Schonberger.
The work I will be presenting in the exhibition will show the theme of woodland conservation through photographs and image transfers on wood. I hope to convey the importance of conserving our trees and ancient woodlands and how imperative it is that we continue to plant more trees.