I am a photographer living in the York area of the United Kingdom.
I love live music. I love the land. I love the sea.
You'll find them all here.

I hope you like the images displayed here and if you have any questions about anything on the site, please email me through the Contact page

All of the images on the site are for sale. Please contact me for details of your requirements.


John Illingworth, LRPS


We have a book out !
03rd January 2017
Glad of This Life

Twenty one beautiful and original poems by Fiona, each one a very personal comment on life's experiences. Each poem is accompanied by one of John's unique photographs, complimenting the emotion of the verse.
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Arboreal Pattern Woodland
(Contains 16 photos)
The beauty of the commonplace is what you find in ancient woodland. On occasion I use a technique known as Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) to record not only the view seen through my camera, but also the feeling of being there. I love experimenting with this technique and further manipulating images in software.
Into Glencoe Land
(Contains 19 photos)
I have always lived "inland" and I see the many different uses that the land is put to as potential subjects for my lens. Human structures create subjects that can be ugly or beautiful depending on the eye of the beholder and so I very rarely discard anything as a subject for my photography.
The Storm Approaches Sea
(Contains 23 photos)
Though I have never lived by the sea, I have always wanted to. However the various twists and turns of life have meant that its never happened. The sea has always held a great fascination for me and I love photographing its many moods.
The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London Architecture
(Contains 12 photos)
Human structures of many kinds
(Contains 16 photos)
Iceland's landscapes have no comparison. On an all too short journey to this wonderful place in 2016, I managed to make a few photographs that give a flavour of how I felt when confronted with this violent landscape.
Venice Venice
(Contains 7 photos)
I recently visited Venice for the first time and I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer beauty around every corner. Here I've tried to capture, in a few images, the impression the city had on me.
Scotland's West Coast Scotland's West Coast
(Contains 11 photos)
I love Scotland's West Coast and in particular the Isle of Skye. I visit this part of the world as often as I can and this portfolio is the result of my visit in June 2015.
The River Esk The Beautiful North Yorkshire Moors
(Contains 11 photos)
The National Park that is the North Yorkshire Moors can be both bleak and beautiful. I try to convey these characteristics in my work.
Kelpies Creative
(Contains 14 photos)
Photoshop musings!
Music Music
(Contains 20 photos)
I love live music and photographing the very talented musicians who entertain me!
John Hegley - Comedian, Musician I know that face...
(Contains 6 photos)
I've been able photograph a number of people you may recognise.