Richard and Janet Burdon are a husband and wife team based in Ryedale, on the edge of the North York moors, specialising in colour and monochrome images of the natural world.
Their photography ranges from dramatic coastal sunsets and moorland heather, to the simple almost minimal winter monochrome images they shoot in the local dales. They are drawn to wild remote places like the North York Moors, the rugged Yorkshire coastline and the western isles of Scotland. For them, artistically less is more. They often work at either end of the day or in adverse conditions to achieve that all important simplicity and depth to their images. Using light as the fundamental element their work as a whole conveys a feeling for the ever changing seasons across this sometimes harsh but diverse and beautiful North Yorkshire landscape. For them the stark simplicity of a lone tree in a field of snow is a work of art in itself.