Winnie the Pooh's home is the inspiration for this new photobook

Through the Seasons
Near Gill's Lap Clump at sunset, the area most famous for inspiring most of the Winnie the Pooh locations, including Roo's Sandy Pit, Eeyore's Gloomy Place and the Heffalump Trap (Image credit: Craig Payne - Through the Seasons)

Through the Seasons is the debut book photobook by nature-loving photographer Craig Payne. During the pandemic, like so many others, he found peace and tranquility among the trees of Ashdown Forest and decided to start documenting the change of seasons from spring through 'til winter. 

Ashdown Forest is famously the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood from AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, which is home to the honey loving, fluff-stuffed bear and his lovable companions. There’s gloomy Eeyore, wise Owl, mother and son duo Kanga and Roo, born leader Rabbit, the one and only Tigger, and Pooh’s best friend, Piglet.  On the many adventures of Christopher Robin, he is joined by Pooh and his friends as they embark on ill-thought-through missions like stealing honey from bees. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.