Introducing William Fortescue
Talented wildlife photographer William Fortescue is driven by his passionate desire to depict wild animals in their natural environment, undisturbed by human interference.
Upon leaving school he went to work in the Masai Mara, one of Africa’s most popular game reserves, as an intern for Governors’ Camp Collection. Here William learnt how to host safaris, run a lodge and begun developing his first wildlife photographs. After studying for a specialist Marine and Natural History Photography degree at Falmouth University William returned to the Masai Mara where he serves as resident photographer for Governors’, spending half the year living and working in Kenya.
As a wildlife photographer it is impossible not to be deeply affected by the destruction of the natural world. ‘Beyond my commitment to capturing the natural world,” explains Fortescue, “I feel a strong sense of protection over these awe-inspiring animals who do not have a voice. My hope is that my work goes some way to showing what an incredible place Earth is, why we cannot let its biodiversity slip away and what must be done to ensure its safe keeping.’
It is vital to William that his work is able to help not only raise positive awareness for what must be done, but also make a financial contribution to its safe keeping. He has participated in initiatives like Prints for Wildlife, a global print sale campaign involving 150 of the worlds leading wildlife photographers and raising $660,000 for African Parks Network, and has partnered with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, a charity with a fantastic reputation for their progressive, holistic approach to conservation. William has additionally partnered with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, a charity with a fantastic reputation for their progressive, holistic approach to conservation and with Jamie Joseph on the Saving the Wild project.
William also works hard to ensure his work is as environmentally-friendly as possible which is why he uses Picture Frames UK, the only framing and printing company in the world approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council.
William’s new collection was created in Kenya over the last 12 months, focusing on the majestic elephants in Amboseli as well as cheetahs and lions in the Masai Mara. Limited edition prints will be available to purchase through Red Eight Gallery from March 25th with 10% of the proceeds of each sale going to support the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and Saving the Wild.
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