Originally from Berkshire, England, and with a background in philosophy, Ian Watts is a self taught photographer who has practised photography commercially since the late 1990s. His approach focusses on light and expression to capture the mood and create a sense of place.

Dividing his time between commissioned and more personal work, Ian has, in recent years, concentrated upon a small number of interrelated 'projects'. One of these is "The South Country", an interpretation of the landscape, flora and fauna of southern England, predominantly the chalk downlands of Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Hampshire. Subsidiary projects he is working on include "Tumulus", a documentation of ancient burial mounds, and "Blackthorn", a visual celebration of this widespread and largely unappreciated thorny shrub that brings the English landscape to life in early spring.

Ian is available for commissions documenting landscape, mood, architecture and events. He works with film and digital, in a variety of formats.