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Peak District Photography Ambassadors

Villager Jim

Peak District Photography inspirer

Villager Jim

The Banksy of the Photographic World… and cofounder of Let’s Go Peak District

2018 best images of the year awards – Mercury Press
The Banksy of the photography world. Jim’s stunning work has been going viral across the internet but his identity has remained a secret – Countryfile BBC TV
Press Photograph of the Year Winner 2015/16 – SWNS Press
Press Photograph of the Year Winner 2016/17  SWNS Press
Fantastic, fantastic pictures – Harry Gration BBC Look North Television
Dozing Dilly an internet star – The Times Newspaper
Beautiful Labrador picture by Villager Jim – BBC Breakfast News
He is revelling in his success although refuses to reveal his identity – The Daily Mail
Extraordinary skill with a camera – The Duke of Devonshire
Thank you for all of the amazing images that you take of your local wildlife (& your pets)! – NIKON
Villager Jim at the peak of his photographic powers – The Star Newspaper
The Banksy of the Photographic World –  The Derbyshire Times
Villager Jim enchants the world – Derbyshire Magazine
Editors choice in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013/14
World renowned for capturing the best of countryside landscapes and nature Barbour International
Daily Peak District Photography inspiration

But perhaps most intriguing of all is nobody knows who Villager Jim is……. (except Phil)

Phil Sproson Photography Co-Founder of Let's Go Peak District

Peak District Photography inspirer

Phil Sproson Photography

Professional Photographer & Co-Founder of Let’s Go Peak District

Phil Sproson co-founded Let’s Go Peak District with Villager Jim, and like Jim, Phil is a professional photographer with varied specialism, from photographing the Peak District at sunrise and sunset, through to pet photography, events and workshops.

Phil also produces local products using Peak District photography, and his outlets include Chatsworth House, all of the Tourist Information outlets in the Peak District, and many shops. Further to that Phil has great working relationships with, and provides Peak District photography to… BBC Countryfile MagazineJulia Bradbury and The Outdoor GuideChatsworth HouseHaddon HallOrdnance SurveyPeak District National Park Authority, and The Outdoor City to name but a few.

Pete Simons Photography

Peak District Photography ambassador

Peter Simons Photography

Amateur photography and Peak District Photography Enthusiast

Pete Simons is an amateur photographer with a special interest for landscapes, pets and the occasional local event. Photography and graphic design have always been among his main interests along with music, though his day job is in IT. Pete hails from The Netherlands and moved to Sheffield fifteen years ago. With the Peak District on the doorstep, the photographic opportunities are endless. Favourite places include Higger Tor, the Derwent Valley, Strines and Chatsworth. He publishes to Instagram and Facebook as Peter Simons Photography, and regularly posts in Facebook groups such as Let’s Go Peak District, Peak District Photography and Pictures Of Sheffield Old And New. He likes to experiment with different styles, but most images are moody with strong contrast and rich colours. Pete attended a Villager Jim Photography Day with Phil Sproson to further explore the camera’s possibilities; and he can be found out in the Peak most weekends and evenings.

Great Lux Photography

Peak District Photography ambassador

Great Lux Photography

Landscape Photographer
Paul, better known as Great Lux Photography, was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire on the edge of the Peak District National Park and has been a regular visitor to the Peak as a walker for many years but it wasn’t until the start of 2018 he began his landscape photography journey, striving to capture the beauty of the ever changing landscapes and stunning wildlife of our local national park.

Having suffered from clinical depression, Paul openly talks about his mental health issues in order to hopefully help other sufferers know that they are not alone, championing the physical and mental benefits of visiting the countryside that surrounds us. Believing time in the Peak District is not only enjoyable but necessary in order to recharge your batteries from the stress and struggles of the daily grind.

Paul can usually be found photographing sunrise or sunset at various locations throughout the Peak District

Kieran Metcalfe

Peak District Photography ambassador

Kieran Metcalfe Photography

Keen (obsessed) amateur photographer #NP70Moments Winner

I am a freelance graphic and web designer based in South Manchester, but I love to unwind from the pressures of work by watching the sunset from a hillside or rocky edge (especially in the Peak District) – or maybe even watch it rise, if I can get myself out of bed…

Despite being more of a keen (obsessed) amateur than a professional, I’m pleased to have been featured on BBC and Sky News and to have had images published in UK newspapers – mostly due to winning the Campaign for National Parks #NP70Moments competition in early 2019 with an image of Parkhouse Hill, but also for other images of the local area.

Nicky King

Peak District Photography ambassador

Nicky King aka Peakdistrict_Lady

Capturer of scenes and founder of @your_peakdistrict

I live at the southern end of the Peak District with my family and two dogs and I’m a small business owner of a tree surgery firm, alongside my husband. I am an avid runner walker and scenery hunter (like Suzanne ‘Peaklass’) I love nothing better than catching morning sunrises and cloud inversions.

I love watching the seasons change around Dovedale, I feel truly privileged to be able to watch them.


Sarah K Hagan - Photography Ambassador

Peak District Photography ambassador

Sarah Hagan Photographer

Landscape and Wildlife Photographer

I’m Sarah and you will often find me wandering the edges, moors and villages of the Peak District with Daisy, my Yorkshire Terrier. I was born and brought up in Sheffield and I have so many great memories of visiting and exploring the Peak District with my family as a child. Although I have lived in many places, including Sydney and London, I always come back to this stunning National Park, which I think will always have my heart. My love for this part of the world is actually the reason I got into photography in the first place. I really felt I needed to capture and share the beautiful scenes that I was seeing on my regular walks with Daisy.

I love to photograph everything that is to be found within the Peak District, from epic landscape vistas and the animals that inhabit them, to the picture-perfect villages dotted throughout the park. For me it’s all about capturing that special moment of light, or that cheeky highland cow sticking his tongue out, or a stunning rainbow appearing just at the right moment.

I really hope that my photos will inspire people to get out and explore the Peak District for themselves and enjoy discovering new locations off the beaten track.

I am so delighted to be able to join the Let’s Go Peak District team and can’t wait to share the photos I take with everyone! 

Suzanne Howard Let's Go Peak District

Peak District Photography inspirer

Suzanne Howard aka @peaklass

Suzanne is the busy little soul responsible for producing the content for our website, including the walks, features and newsletters, as well as details of places to stay, sights to see and things to do. She is an avid runner, walker and explorer, and loves nothing more than escaping into the hills and dales of the Peak District for outdoor adventures. Suzanne is passionate about every aspect of the Peak District National Park – its landscapes, its wildlife, its communities, in all weathers and seasons – and feels privileged to be able to share the beauty of this wonderful place with so many people through Let’s Go Peak District.

Suzanne is also into her Peak District Photography and is a keen photographer and posts on Instagram as @peaklass, often sharing her Peak District scenes on the Let’s Go Peak District Facebook page and Instagram account as well.

Hear more about Let’s Go Peak District in Suzanne’s words…