I'm Mairi, a 23-year-old photographer and filmmaker from rural Mid Wales. I’m drawn to forms, colours, light, and enjoy looking for unusual ways to capture the world around me.
As a young child I was inspired by David Attenborough's documentaries and spent many happy hours wandering the Welsh hills looking for wildlife. I filmed the foxes and birds around my parents' house for several years before I got my first DSLR, aged 13, and began taking stills. Initially I saw photography as a way of recording the species I saw, but I soon found that this was no longer enough. Over the years, photography has become an important part of how I express myself and interact with my surroundings.
In 2021, I graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Natural Sciences. I am currently working part-time as a chemistry supervisor for Cambridge University and as a private chemistry A Level tutor, as well as doing as much photography as I can.
This website contains some of my favourite photos grouped together in collections. The photos in each collection might be linked by a colour, a theme or simply because I find the order pleasing. I hope you enjoy looking through the photos on this site. If you have any feedback or enquiries I'd love to hear from you.
Minimising my environmental impact is hugely important to me. I try to avoid flying where I can, instead focusing on the beauty I find close to home. Most of the photos on this site have been taken in the UK.
I also aim to run the business-side of my photography as sustainably as I can. The greetings cards sold on this site are packaged in recyclable paper bags instead of cellophane to avoid unnecessary plastic waste. They are then inserted into stiff recycled card envelopes for shipping. Each year I donate 10% of the money from my calendars to a nature conservation charity. I also encourage people to deconstruct and recycle their calendars after use. I'm always looking for ways to improve this aspect of my photography business so if you have any thoughts, let me know.
RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2017 - Runner up (Portfolio category)
RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2017 - Runner up (16-18 age category)
RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2016 - Portfolio Category Winner
RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2016 - Highly Commended (Portfolio category)
Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 - Highly Commended
Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015 - Overall Winner
RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2015 - Portfolio Category Winner
RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2015 - 16-18 Age Category Winner
RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2015 - Highly Commended (Portfolio Category)
RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2015 - Highly Commended (16-18 Age Category)
RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2014 - Runner up (Portfolio category)
RHS Photography Competition 2014 - Highly Commended
Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014 - Category Winner
Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014 - Highly Commended
Julian Gardner Awards 2014 - Winner
Mammal Photographer of the Year 2014 - Highly Commended
International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 7 - Finalist
British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013 - Highly Commended
British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012 - Highly Commended