A former headmaster and a founder of one the UK’s largest annual poetry festivals, Richard Surman now divides his time between Asturias, N Spain, and Herefordshire.
He took up professional photography in the late 1970s and has since worked extensively for advertising, editorial and corporate clients throughout the world. He now concentrates on his own books and on assignments for magazines combining text and photography.
He has also published a number of books with HarperCollins and Collins Reference as well as collaborating on a wide range of gardening, travel and specialist guide books. He contributes to magazines in the UK, Spain, Sweden and the USA, and has been a regular contributor to the National Churches Trust magazine.