Immersed within nature and the outdoors, artist Graham Binns makes work that encapsulates the drama, beauty and experience within our ever-changing landscapes. Travelling the length and breadth of the country, Binns creates images that freeze a moment within time, recording the environmental and geological conditions.
Binns spends endless hours, waiting and looking to find the exact moment in time where the light, clouds and shadows come together to create the perfect image. Whether it is the stillness of a secluded tarn, the power of waves crashing against the shore or capturing the moment of sunset on snow-covered mountains, Binns’ photographs transport us into a place of solitude and beauty.
The switch to analogue
Since 2019, Binns has moved to specialise in using traditional analogue methods and film to capture his striking images. This approach encourages a slowing down to ensure every element of the process and composition is perfectly recorded. Much of his work is shot on 120 medium format and 5×4 large format cameras, meaning the detail and textures of the landscape have a rich and sharp focus. Using cameras that date to 70-100 years old, the results still exceed those of digital technologies.
Each image is carefully hand-printed and produced in his darkroom, making for a unique artwork.
Based in West-Yorkshire, Graham Binns is a multi award-winning photographer with a true passion for exploring and photographing natural landscapes. He has been among the few selected for the prestigious Yorkshire Photographic Union annual exhibition multiple years from thousands of entrants. In 2018 one of Binns’ works was selected for the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain award. He has also won photographer / image of the year at photographic club level for three consecutive years whilst also winning multiple trophies throughout the years for his images.
Graham Binns Gallery – Haworth
Situated above the truly fantastic ‘Hunters Of Haworth‘ artisan pies & bakery cafe is the ‘Graham Binns Gallery‘. A selection of Graham’s finest prints and handmade darkroom prints including framed options. The gallery has ample space to relax and view Graham’s work whilst also giving visitors the option to enjoy either a delicious pie or a coffee & cake. Prints and framed prints are all available to purchase from the gallery.
Darkroom prints are hand crafted individually by Graham Binns in his darkroom, making each print individual and unique. Each darkroom print will have its individual characteristics. Darkroom prints will vary with size and are printed on a variety of papers.
Digital prints are made using giclée printing on Hahnemühle 308gsm Photo Rag paper – a Fine Art smooth 100% cotton white paper. Framing and mounting is produced professionally by a local framing craftsman.
All images in the gallery and online are available in various sizes and framing options upon request.
Graham Binns Gallery – 89, Main Street, Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 8DA
All photos are also available for sale as prints in the online shop.
Graham Binns Photography