Meet your neighbours


SFPT is proud to announce a new partnership for 2014 with “Meet your neighbours” – a photographic initiative founded in 2009 to promote local wildlife and biodiversity.  Meet your neighbours dignifies common species by giving them “celebrity treatment”; photographing them on location with a “field studio” so as not to disturb the habitat.

Meet Your Neighbours images have an instantly recognisable look: a brilliantly-lit white background removes the context, encouraging appreciation of the subject as an individual rather than a species. This is conservation photography at the grass roots level, asking people to care about their own natural heritage, where they live and showing them how extraordinary it is in a novel way.

This ethos chimes directly with SFPT’s aim to reconnect the people of Suffolk with its native flora and to encourage the survival of habitats with active conservation.  SFPT photographer jools will be photographing as many floral species as possible on our reserves throughout 2014, using the “meet your neighbours” technique, to provide a seasonal perspective on the biodiversity found at Simpson’s Fromus Valley and Orchid Glade.  The first images from February, March  and April can be seen in our website gallery and by subscribing to this site you can be notified by email when new images are added.

If you enjoy the images and would like to contribute to the work of SFPT you can get involved, or just buy your favourite image to display on your wall and share your enthusiasm with friends and family. 

Twitter            @MYNeighbours

Facebook         meetyourneighbours


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