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Joe Cornish

My first National Trust assignment was in 1989. I like to think I have worked for the Trust in four decades! To begin with, a simple love of the outdoors led me into landscape photography; subsequently, experience in the landscape has defined my ethos and mission. Working for the Trust, for the cause of conservation and for the common good, has helped me to develop as a photographer and as a person. In a culture characterised by consumption and self-interest, studying light, time, space and form with a camera encourages me to connect with nature, and to assert we are part of it, not apart from it.

A selection of Joe's photos

Distant view of people walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland.

Reference number:
771197

Distant view of people walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland.

Sunlight glancing through the trunks of trees at Ennerdale, Cumbria.

Reference number:
691972

Sunlight glancing through the trunks of trees at Ennerdale, Cumbria.

A hiker stands in awe at Wasdale Head, Cumbria, as a magnificent sunset colours the sky in reds, pinks and yellows.

Reference number:
132132

A hiker stands in awe at Wasdale Head, Cumbria, as a magnificent sunset colours the sky in reds, pinks and yellows.

The beach at Whistling Sands, Porth Oer, Wales.

Reference number:
3226

The beach at Whistling Sands, Porth Oer, Wales.

Gloucester old spot pigs on Hindon organic farm, Exmoor, Somerset.

Reference number:
102078

Gloucester old spot pigs on Hindon organic farm, Exmoor, Somerset.

Walkers at Wasdale, Cumbria, with the vast expanse of Wastwater in the distance.

Reference number:
166922

Walkers at Wasdale, Cumbria, with the vast expanse of Wastwater in the distance.

Spiral staircase inside the Old Light, the lighthouse on Lundy Island, in the Bristol Channel, Devon.

Reference number:
177289

Spiral staircase inside the Old Light, the lighthouse on Lundy Island, in the Bristol Channel, Devon.

Baling hay on Lundy Island, in the Bristol Channel, Devon.

Reference number:
177303

Baling hay on Lundy Island, in the Bristol Channel, Devon.

Snow on the trees illuminated by streetlamps at Great Ayton, North Yorkshire.

Reference number:
184599

Snow on the trees illuminated by streetlamps at Great Ayton, North Yorkshire.

Nicola Saunders, Warden, checking diving equipment on Lundy Island, in the Bristol Channel, Devon.

Reference number:
177397

Nicola Saunders, Warden, checking diving equipment on Lundy Island, in the Bristol Channel, Devon.