We caught up with Max Rush who was tending a stall of his own photographs during the Herne Hill Market's Christmas Fair in the middle of December. Max is so young-looking you might think he's in his late teens! And would therefore have no idea what analogue photography means in a digital age. But you'd be wrong! It must be all the fresh air work photographing nature's wonders in urban settings because Max is well into his 30s and got into photography long before digital, has spent loads of time in the darkroom, and for many reasons still prefers the feeling film engenders. But it is pretty much all digital for him these days given shorter turnaround time and the expense of processing film stock.

Max is locally based and still loves photographing Herne Hill, but Royal Parks commissions now take him further afield for landscape, portrait and wildlife work - destinations for other work include the Elan Valley, Arran, Wales & Norway, just to name a few! 2012 has been a good year for him, exhibiting work at Kew, winning the International Garden Photographer of the Year award, and putting on his one-man show at the Carnegie Library! And here's a surprise - he's also a musician and wonders how he could get a gig on for the Herne Hill Music Festival!

If you missed his stall at the market, you can usually find his prints available as prints, cards or calendars in local shops and public venues in our area.