Ensuring the Cotswolds are picture perfect!
Release date: 20 July 2017
Cotswolds Tourism has been working with local photographer Anthony Inwood (also known as ‘the Picture Taker’) to assemble a portfolio of high quality images that can be used to entice even more visitors to sample what the area has to offer.
Photographs of local towns, villages and rural scenes that Anthony is taking throughout 2017 are now appearing on Cotswold Tourism’s website, promotional material, and social media accounts – and feedback has been extremely positive.
Sally Graff of Cotswolds Tourism is very pleased with the results so far:
“Pictures are always much better than text to highlight what this fantastic area has to offer, and we have been very pleased with the work Anthony has done to capture the essence of the Cotswolds as the seasons change through the year. The partnership has been very successful so far and we look forward to further collaborations so we can create widespread interest in the area - as well as inspiring local residents to get out and explore places on their doorstep.”
Anthony is also enthusiastic about the collaboration:
“As a photographer based in Bourton on the Water I am privileged to be surrounded by beautiful landscapes, towns and villages. I was awarded joint first place in the Landscape Photographer of the year 2016 competition run by Cotswolds AONB and, since then I have been overwhelmed by the connections I have made - most significantly with the Cotswold Tourism Partnership after I was awarded a tender for this major 2017 project.
“There is no greater challenge than the weather so when the sun shines then you may see me photographing your town, village or countryside. I like to draw my viewers in, give them a sense of ‘I want to be there’ or ‘I want to walk down there’. I also love to photograph people having fun and children playing. During the next few years I hope to build my client base here in the Cotswolds to provide strong meaningful images that will promote this area we all love. For my Cotswold Image Library please visit www.cotswoldimagelibrary.co.uk or my general website www.thepicturetaker.co.uk”
One local firm that has engaged the services of the Picture Taker is Cotswold Grey of Moreton-in-Marsh. Ben Slater of the company comments:
“As a contemporary homeware company we have to present ourselves in a professional and aspirational manner. Our imagery needs to be sharp, current and shot in a flexible way to allow us to use it across multiple publishing platforms of screen and print. Anthony considered all our requirements and produced a great stock of images for us to launch with. It’s certainly helped our shop, website and boutique accommodation offerings get up and running.”
About Cotswolds Tourism
Cotswolds Tourism is the official Destination Management Organisation promoting and marketing tourism across the Cotswolds. Cotswolds Tourism is a partnership of tourism businesses, supported by local authorities of Cheltenham Borough Council, Cotswold District Council, Stroud District Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, West Oxfordshire District Council and the Cotswolds Conservation Board. Cotswolds Tourism’s priority is to grow the area’s Visitor Economy by raising awareness of the destination and generating additional tourism visits and spend.
For more information see www.cotswolds.com/or telephone 01285 623050