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 it’s wheatfields, hedgerows, copses and crows, tracks and lanes, terraced hills, 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 currently 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.
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 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 2017, a six-lensed camera for 3D photographs and videos is now a new interest for experimentation, to run with the main fine-art Hasselblad black and white film photography.