About the Artist
Ian has been a photographer for over 30 years and has a unique and much sought after archive of material which is now available in the UK and Europe. Ian's work has sold mainly in Canada and the United States and graces the walls of many private houses, galleries and commercial premises being purchased by other photographers, artists, business' and discerning private individuals. His work has been exhibited recently and has been published in newspapers, books and magazines as well as winning many online photographic competitions.
His style ranges from the epic grand scale to the intimate, brooding and melancholic, be it gritty urban scenes or sweeping landscapes, Ian's work is captivating and unique. His portraiture captures the soul of the individual, strong powerful images focussing on the character and personality of the subject. A consumate artiste, uncompromising in his vision of the world around him, Ian uses his unique eye and technique to produce imagery of outstanding quality and beauty.
"Film purists who scoff at digital photography dismiss Howlett's work at their peril. Rarely have I seen such vital, organic, and, yes, romantic, visions wrested from a medium overrun by pedestrian amateurs."
- EWI, Chattanooga, USA
"I was introduced to ians work several years ago and have enjoyed following his journey since then. Looking at his work over the years I have been constantly impressed by not only the quality and his technical ability but his ability to show a photography in 2d that comes alive and gives me a sense of being in the actual photograph. A true professional."
- SM Photography, Scotland
"Ian's work is vibrant and characterised by outstanding professionalism and incredible talent. Years of experience and passion for what he does make you 'travel' through his photos. Exceptional photographer."
- AP, Athens, Greece
"Ian Howlett's work captures the beauty and absurdity of life, in ways that make the most familiar situations seem brand new. He finds the poetry in the mundane and the ordinary in the sublime, presenting the world as if we were seeing it for the first time."
- Graymalkin designs, LLC Ohio USA
"Each of Ian Howlett's images tells a story, the kind that lingers in the mind for ages. There are photos in his portfolio that stop you in your tracks and demand your full attention, as if it had been waiting just for you to view it. To evoke that kind of personal connection with an image speaks of Ian's talent and vision."
- Stephen Herron, Writer, USA
"Making compliments on Ian's work would be kind of stupid , in a way ... All his images are doing it far better than any words would... Looking at his pictures will make you see how skilled he is, how he really masters all techniques... and reach absolute perfection."
- Scáth Davoine, Photographer, Paris
"Ian is a consummate artist who understands the importance of skill and pride in craftsmanship. The result is always a product with emotive context and impact supported by technical excellence. His years of experience in the printing industry are an added bonus. Understanding print, typography and all the ancillary considerations involved, has been a boon for us in producing and designing titles and [book] covers. With Ian you don't just get stunning photography, unless that is all you need. For every photograph is stunning!"
- S.G., Avalon Press Ltd.