Angus Haywood currently lives beside the water of Chichester Harbour nature reserve, Hampshire, on the southern English coast.
He grew up within the landscape of rural Dorset, around Sherborne, amongst its wheatfields and hedgerows, copses and crows, tracks and lanes, terraced hills, its seasons and shorelines.
His interest in black & white film photography began in the 1980’s when given a Russian Zenit film camera, and then continued to a Mamiya C220 square 6x6cm, and now a favourite Hasselblad 503CX 6x6cm medium-format film camera, or occasionally a Mamiya 7ii 6×7 when travelling light. On hand too, for quick work, is a pocket Leica-lensed Lumix when the much more manual Hasselblad is packed. Films tend to be Ilford PANF, FP4, and HP5, for their varying characters, and negatives are now scanned for printing and mounting by himself using archival Piezography Pro inks.
Influences and respect over the years have been for the work of Fay Godwin, Michael Kenna, Bill Brandt, Cartier-Bresson, and now many other contemporary photographers. Man Ray, Capa, Brassai, Vivian Maier, Kertesz, Ansel Adams, Doisneau, Edward and Brett Weston, Sebastiao Salgado, all these photographers hold an ongoing interest.
In his time, he has been an airline pilot flying in Britain and Europe, returning to the UK after last finishing eight years in Saudi Arabia in 2016, operating throughout the Middle-East and into Egypt and Sudan.
He continues with further photographic and artwork projects of interest, or with any requests, developing films and printing himself, travelling around Britain, Europe, and further. In 2018, a six-lensed camera for 360 Monoscopic or Stereoscopic 3D photographs and 360 videos is a new interest, in the form of ‘Aspects 360’ for virtual tours for businesses, boats, country houses, artist studios, to run with the main fine-art Hasselblad black and white film photography. He is also now one of Google’s ‘Trusted 360 Photographers’.