I'm a photographer, film-maker, writer and researcher with an extensive background in humanities and social science. I've lived here and there - Kent, Guernsey, London, Cornwall, Coventry - and Guadalajara. Selina and I moved to Devon in 2008 with our daughter, Ruby.
My photography has appeared in The Guardian and one of my films closed the launch of the Pebblebed Heaths as a National Nature Reserve. Walks of Life, my first film, was commissioned by Exeter Phoenix and premiered at Two Short Nights 2018. Strands, my third, premiered at the Association for Study of Literature and Environment conference in 2019 as did Clouties in 2022. I hold an MA in Film and TV from University of Bristol, a PG Dip in Photography from Falmouth University, and began a PhD in Film at University of Bristol in September 2021.
I've recently worked for Devon Wildlife Trust, making short films about Exeter's Valley Parks, to support a public consultation on developing Northbrook Approach Golf Course, as part of Saving Devon's Treescapes, a response to ash dieback, and to record the tenth anniversary of their Wildlife Champions schools programme. As a volunteer and filmmaker, I've supported Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust in understanding how people connect with this new National Nature Reserve through photography.
Photos © Louise Kear, 2022.