About the Artist

Born in Eastleigh near Winchester, UK, I have spent much of the past twenty five years based in London.

I discovered and subsequently developed my passion for photography through a desire to capture the drama of 'the great outdoors'.

On graduating from the renowned Blackpool And The Fylde photography course in 1992, I worked predominantly in assisting and production roles within the corporate and advertising photography genre. Subsequent and extensive work as both a photographer and location scout have given me a broad background from which to produce projects such as 'Recovering The Past'.

In 2007 I reverted to full time employment in a role producing HDRI and background imagery on a world wide basis, predominantly for use in advertising campaigns within the automotive industry. 

Inspired by the brilliance and philosophy of photographers such as Cartier Bresson, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, O Winston Link, and Frank Hurley, my work continues to evolve, 'Recovering The Past' is testament to this.

A complex project of 6 years in the making, 'Recovering The Past' has been produced with the centenary commemorations of 'The Great War' and the Armistice at its heart. With my great grandfather himself a casualty of this tragic conflict, this project represents my own personal tribute to him and all those men who lived, fought and died in circumstances and conditions we simply cannot imagine today.

Ian Alderman, London, 2018


For all enquiries regarding this project, please contact the author on ian@recoveringthepast.com

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