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Summer in Lake Como

Every Summer me and my girlfriend Chiara head out to Lake Como (Lago di Como) In Italy. Her Grandad was an architect and built a house on the lake with easy access to a small rowing boat at the bottom of the house. It’s a place my girlfriend has visited for years with her family who sometimes joins us, and it's now become my favourite place to go away with Chiara and be in our own little world. Taking the boat out and finding small hidden places on the lakeside to have a picnic or jumping off into the water as the sun starts to set, it’s a beautiful place to take pictures. This project is more about my girlfriend and her connection to the Lake than a project about the lake itself. I hope these images resonate with anyone who has a special place they go to escape and feel free. Everything feels like a dream there and I wanted to give this sense with the images.

Will Hartley
Evie and Orla

I shot these images of my nieces, Evie and Orla while visiting my family in Bristol! I wasn’t planning on making a mini project out of the visit but they had so much energy running around the house I couldn’t resist getting my camera out and capturing some images!

Will Hartley
Talisker

I recently went to North Devon to shoot for Talisker. It was an amazing location 30 mins from where I grew up. It was great to go back and work on a shoot in a place I had spent my childhood. I also got to pop in and have a cup of tea with my old next door neighbour on the way home who I haven’t seen since I was about 10. Looking forward to sharing some images from this shoot.

Will Hartley
Canon

New work commissioned by Another agency to shoot the new Canon 250D out in Malaga. Thanks for the big team effort!

Will Hartley
Mud Park, Florida.

I have been out in the states recently on another trip for my Spring Break project. This time I headed to the Redneck Mud Park in Punta Gorda, Florida for the Spring Break weekend. I went out with my good friend and photographer Fern Leigh Albert. We hired a truck from the airport driving across country up to the Mud Park. On arrival we had to sign waivers in case anything happened to us. Little did we know how crazy and dangerous the park would turn out to be and how rubbish my hire truck was compared to their 4 wheel drive monster trucks. We left our truck at the campsite and hitched rides with people which turned out to be great fun and a good way to meet people, the site felt like a mad max movie or some kind of dystopian future. Looking forward to sharing images from the trip but in the meantime heres a photo of me and Fern snapped by another photographer at the park.

Will Hartley