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Terry Baker

Terry is a digital artist/photographer who, through both the mechanical and digital manipulation of his close-up photography, seeks to create ‘landscapes of the mind’, dreamscapes, where the imagination reigns supreme.


Terry is an artist and photographer who, through a combination of both disciplines, produces digital artwork deeply influenced by the School of Surrealism. His inspiration comes from the work of Max Ernst, Salvador Dali and Yves Tanguy.
He graduated with a BA in Fine Art, subsequently studied for an MA in Photography, and is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. Having taught art and photography for over 30 years he is now retired and works full time on his art in the Peak District National Park, where he has a small studio.
Terry’s unusual work derives from his own extreme close-up photography. The photographs are taken through a series of physical manipulations including tearing and burning, and often combined with other materials to create small collages. These in turn are re-photographed and digitally edited. The final images, being digital files, are printed in limited editions of various sizes.
Terry’s aim is to produce dreamscapes that do not exist outside of the random wanderings of the subconscious mind. A good definition of Surrealism.