Chinch Gryniewicz (*1953) is based on the Gower peninsula near Swansea in South Wales, United Kingdom. His imagery is marked by an interest in the relationship between environmental & social issues, people, landscape and aesthetics. He specialises in the areas of Ecology, Plant & Wildlife, Education, Health Care, Energy, Agriculture, Water Issues, Recycling, Conservation and Pollution. He also has a broad portfolio in Landscape, Religion, Travel, Architecture and Art Photography as well as digital PhotoSurrealism.
Recently, the emphasis of his photography has shifted towards projects and assignments for NGOs, charities and grassroots organisations (see client list) whose work particularly interests and inspires him, taking him to Ladakh, Zanskar and Nubra in the Himalayas of Northern India, the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in South India, Laos, Thailand, Ireland, Germany and Western Australia. He also works on long-term, self-initiated projects.
His work is represented by Ecoscene, Bridgeman Art Library, Wildcard Images, World Religions Photo Library and CorbisImages (see: Links). His images have appeared in the UK and internationally in hundreds of publications.
He has repeatedly won awards in the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition: 1st prize Plant Portraits category (2008), 3rd prize Trees category (2010), Finalist Wildflowers category (2011).
He was shortlisted twice for Environmental Photographer of the Year, CIWEM (2009, 2011) and shortlisted twice for Landscape Photographer of the Year (Take-a-View) in 2008 & 2010. In the 2011 British Wildlife Photography Awards, his entry (Habitat category) was awarded a "highly commended" distinction.
He is also a PhotoShop expert and has taught PhotoShop in the printing & design industries as well as in art & technology colleges.
Chinch works worldwide and is happy to consider any short- or long-term photographic project. He will bring commitment, flexibility, sensitivity, respect and a synthesis of documentary photography & artistic vision to any project for which you might consider him. Please get in touch.