Nature, Wildlife & Fine Art

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Welcome to Urban Lake Photography. The best place to find the photographic work of Nature, Wildlife, and Fine Art specialist Ashley Beolens.

Explore the galleries (linked on above slider), check out the calendar for places you can pop along and buy in person, or visit the shop for mounted prints, greetings cards, calendars, and more. Shop limited to UK only, sorry.

We endeavour to respond to any enquiries as soon as possible, but will be most likely to respond during the below times.

Monday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

About Me

Ashley Beolens
Me and the Pup

I’m Ashley Beolens, a nature, wildlife, and fine art photographer from Milton Keynes.

I’ve been a fan of photography for many years. Taking wildlife and nature images for around 2 decades, with a penchant for birds mainly. My landscape photography work has only started in the last few years, which is why there are less. And my Fine Art photography work, is ongoing. (I currently have bird silhouettes set up, and have a couple of plans in place for 2 more series. One about nature, and how it reclaims things. The second much more personal and captures my battles with depression and anxiety).

My love of photography started at school, but any progress was kind of stifled by a photography teacher in 6th form; who seemed obsessed with one persons work at the expense of the rest of us. I did however learn to use a darkroom. I picked it up again in my adult life when, after failing to be able to draw or paint the birds I was watching, I picked up my first digital camera and started “digiscoping”.

I’ve come a long way since those early days. But it has only been since September 2019 that my confidence in my work has allowed my to move into selling my work.

I sell here (of course) and on Etsy, but have found I really enjoy face to face selling. This means I am often found at craft fairs, markets and the like at weekends.

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Photography Styles

The Bulk of the images you will find on Urban Lake Photography are my Wildlife images, be it Birds or Animals, even my Fine Art photos are mainly wildlife related at present. But I have more and more Landscape photos coming. And have recently found I quite enjoy Cityscapes.

Insect photography (Macro) is a passion of mine, but I do not have, currently, much that would be classed as “wall worthy” to most. My moth photos are stunning, but not many people like moths.

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