The great hills of the South Country

They stand along the sea; 

And it's there walking in the high woods

That I could wish to be . . .

from 'The South Country' by Hilaire Belloc

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Matthew J. Thomas has lived in Sussex for over 25 years, photographing the tremendously varied scenery and the people who live there.

A semi-professional photographer since 2015, Matthew has previously worked in nature conservation and project management, ran a coffee shop and pastored a local church.  

Some of his commercial photography can be viewed here

Awards Since 2016

2016 - International Garden Photographer of the Year

 3rd place, ‘Wildflower Landscapes

• Commended, ‘Wildflower Landscapes’

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

• Highly Commended, 'Food Bloggers’

2017 - Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

• 1st place, 'Bring Home the Harvest'