I take photographs every day and always try to remember to have my camera with me. Where ever you look there is light and texture waiting to be caught as a digital image. Getting the camera out as often as possible is the best way to stay connected with the practice of photography. Like any other discipline, you have to get out there and make the effort. Even if it’s raining.

I take photographs of the land and the sea, the people and life in the North West of England and Scotland. I like intimate shots of landscape, of places that aren’t instantly recognizable. I particularly enjoy abstract photography and abstraction in landscape is my core interest.

 I have spent most of my working life as a freelance textile and wallpaper designer, with a ten year interlude running an eco-friendly building company. Finally I laid down my paint brush and picked up my camera instead.

Why is my website called whatshouldido.co.uk ? I noticed that ‘what should I do about….’ is a frequent search made on the internet, so I bought the domain name. As I was deciding to build the Lynn Fotheringham Photography website, I sat down and thought “what should I do?”………


Finalist in Visit Britain’s British Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

Semi-finalist in the Bowes Museum’s Only in The North competition 2017

Shortlisted for British Life Photography Awards 208

Shortlisted for Outdoor Photographer 2018


The Royal Photographic Society’s The Photographic Angle 2015 exhibitions of landscape photography and mono photography.

Cortona On The Move, Italy, Online Gallery 2017

Engage in Colour, Abstract Exhibition at Mirfield Arts Hub, Huddersfield 2017

Chester Arts Centre Open Exhibition 2017

Artificial Things Exhibition, Cambridge University 2017

Edge at Overton Open Exhibition 2017

Montanha Pico Festival, Portugal – mountains of the world exhibition 2018

Tidal Exhibition, Art at the Edge, Lancashire. 2018

Shutterhub Open, Old Trewman Brewery, London 2018

Buying a print:

I sell a small amount of work through two galleries in the Lancaster area and one in the north west of Scotland. 

This website contains a small selection of my photographs. NB The images on the site are displayed at low resolution, to allow reasonable a loading speed.

If you would like to buy a mounted, limited edition print of any of my images, please get in touch