Anthony Lamb


In today’s world people have little time to sit still and enjoy the freedom of unwinding. Considering our socially interconnected world, it may seem unnecessary, superfluous or even a waste of time. But the art of doing nothing is becoming part of our distant past and could be interpreted as laziness or antisocial. But time for yourself is just as important as time with other people.

In this series ‘Escapes’ each image has been captured and selected to allow the viewer to embrace stillness, an excuse for respite, to take a breather and enjoy a moment of escape. Think of it as a personal invitation to that moment the photograph was made.

Many of the photographs in this series are long exposures, which Anthony has always liked, due to the ethereal qualities these images can produce. But they also give him time to reflect, as many exposures can take up to two to four minutes. This time allows him to remove thoughts of daily mundanity and to fully appreciate, experience, and digest the details of the landscape he’s photographing. Anthony explains, “While in the field, there can be conflict between experiencing full embodiment within the landscape and compositional exploration. Extended exposure times allow me to freeze time through slower shutter speeds, which conversely gives me more time to absorb the spirit and character of the landscape.

Anthony’s dedication to his craft and exploration of different emotions of a place, allow him to capture and convey the profound beauty and emotion that exist in the world. By studying the interplay of light, shadow, colour, and composition, he creates captivating images that transcend the ordinary. Anthony not only invites others to experience the world alongside him, but also takes them on a journey to see the world through his own unique perspective.

Anthony’s idyllic objective is to awaken a sense of wonder, awe, or even melancholy, reminding us of the vast array of emotions and experiences that decipher us all as human beings. The art of stillness is becoming a luxury, but a luxury that costs nothing, only time. Let’s take a moment and escape into the mind and the artistic vision of Anthony Lamb.


Desert Portraits

Over the years of photographing the Arabian Desert, my appreciation for the desert flora and fauna became heightened due to the minimalistic landscape emphasising their presence. The trees became more than a point of geographical reference. They were telling the story; they are the story. Unbearable summer heat combined with almost freezing night-time temperatures during the winter months and consistent sand blasting, strips the bark from many of the younger saplings. I started to question how anything could survive in such an unforgiving environment. It became apparent that some trees and shrubs that once stood, now have their roots exposed to the unforgiving sun or are buried by sand due to the ever-changing movement of the desert dunes. Documenting these narratives of survival seemed like a small act of acknowledgment, a nod of respect. The portraits in this series verge on abstraction, minimalistic, ethereal, offering viewers glimpses of information functioning on a metaphorical level as well as a documentary one.

Coastal Connections

Man’s relationship with water has been written into history books since records began and the reliance on this element is evident in the past and present. I’ve always been drawn to water and have explored the technique of long exposure photography using man-made structures as singular and paired subjects. This collection of images incorporates scenes broken down into a simplistic form, exploring the relationship between man and the water’s edge. Some of the fine art photographs in this collection form part of a long-term documentary project called ‘Coast’, which concentrates on climate change in the UK and what we stand to lose if sea levels continue to rise. In 2018 I started the process of visually recording specifically selected locations on the UK coastline and saving the precise GPS coordinates of every archived image. I hope to return to these same locations in years to appreciate from a personal perspective, how and if the coastline is changing. What’s at risk is worrying; the UK has the 12th longest coastline in the world, at 12,429km only 2000km less than China. Already, 3000km of the coastline is at risk from erosion and 2300km is artificially protected.

Paradise Lost

Using long exposures, this collection of photographs was captured on the stunningly beautiful Maldive island South Ari Atoll. Some experts say that the Maldives could disappear in 20-30 years, due to the rise in global sea levels. It’s important to me that we record the beauty of these pockets of paradise, not just with point and shoot holiday snaps, but documenting the elegance with long exposure to offer future generations a new aesthetic. These long exposure photographs look deeper into the soul of the islands and indicate the time that is passing before our eyes before the unimaginable loss of a planetary paradise.

Painted Silence

This series explores the mangroves on the salty shoreline of Abu Dhabi islands. The Middle East is not renowned for its mangrove forests, but they cover thousands of hectares of land along the UAE shoreline and form an integral part of its coastal ecosystem. The local environmental agency in Abu Dhabi is currently working on a rehabilitation programme to conserve and protect these fragile reserves. In this series of images, the saplings scattered along the shallow shores should show the promise of future conservation. The composition of each photograph has been inspired by Japanese art and Wabi-Sabi, the imperfection found in objects.

Human Element

This collection explores the relationship between humans and the deserts of the UAE. Even when man has changed the landscape or left a human element, the photographs echo the beauty that can still be found among these collaborations. The desert is a hostile place where most life struggles to survive, but infrastructure can be found to facilitate human needs. Whether it’s decaying oil drums or a faint desert road, this desolate place offers glimpses of life other than the flora and fauna that scatter this almost un-inhabitable environment.

Sizes (without frame, without mount) and Editions


30 x 30 cm – Edition of 15
50 x 50 cm – Edition of 7
106 x 106 cm – Edition of 5


74 x 51 cm – Edition of 10
100 x 70 cm – Edition of 7
130 x 89 cm – Edition of 7
185.5 x 127 cm – Edition of 3


100 x 80 cm – Edition of 10
109 x 89 cm – Edition of 7
134.5 x 109 cm – Edition of 7
162.5 x 132 cm – Edition of 3