It’s great to see Chalfont St Peter photographer Paul Upward expanding his portfolio of fine art prints based on local landscape photos he takes during early morning rambles in and around his home town.
Many of these photos are now being offered as mounted and framed prints available to buy through his online shop, priced between £40 and £150, depending on size and format.
Five per cent of the profits from these sales will be donated to an unusual local charity. Back in 1824 a villager from Chalfont St Peter, Maria Taylor, bequeathed a sum of £300 to be spent on buying bread, coals and blankets for the needy and destitute of her village at Christmas.
Paul writes on his website: “Almost 200 years later, Maria’s gift is still giving to vulnerable villagers who may not have the resources to spend a little extra at Christmas time and a small treat, hand delivered by the charity’s three trustees, can go a long way in making a person feel a little of the Christmas magic that some of us take for granted.”