Welcome to the home of Dan Mears, British Landscape Photographer.
Where It Began…
My passion for image capture and creation started back when I was in my teens. This lead me to a 15 year career in the Film and TV industry, working firstly as a Camera Assistant and then as a Director of Photography.
My interest in hiking and mountaineering is much more recent, and started when I decided to propose to my wife in the Peak District, as she had such a love of walking and hiking.
‘Peak by Dan Mears’ was born out of these passions combined, following a holiday to the English Lake District in the Summer of 2019; I just found the views unbelievable!
While hiking, there is something so unique about the landscape around you. It’s forever changing with the time, weather and your position. My vision for Peak by Dan Mears was to bring a little of that unique aspect of the beautiful hills, fells and mountains the United Kingdom has to offer into people’s homes.
To fulfil this vision I have a wide selection of prints from across both the English Peak District and Lake District, along with a bespoke range of black and solid Oak frames available to purchase for your own home. This year I have also produced my first Peak District Landscape Photography Calendar and further down the line I hope to produce a Coffee Table book of images from the English Peak District “PEAK into the Peak District”.
More Than An Image…
I am very passionate about the integrity of images and providing the best possible quality available. This has been routed in me throughout my career in the Film and TV industry and now manifests in my work as a Landscape Photographer: though image capture, manipulation, printing and delivery.
Every step of the process is carefully considered to produce the best quality print available for you to enjoy in your home. I currently use both Film and Digital cameras, depending on the look I am going for with an image. I personally retouch and edit each photo myself, then prepare the image for printing to ensure it is re-produced to the highest standard.
All of my prints are professionally printed using the latest printing technology and are all printed to order.
My Print Store…
Choosing a piece of artwork for your home is such a personal process. Quite often, the place in the photograph has a special place in your heart and evokes memories and experiences, I know it often does for me. Take some time to look around my print store, make use of the categories and tags on the photographs to narrow down what you are looking for, whether that is a particular location or style, and use the ‘Wishlist’ to save your favourite prints.
If you would like to discuss any of my prints, or ask for any advice, please don’t hesitate to contact me.