Duncan Darbishire was born and has lived most of his life in Cumbria. He is an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society and "Casting Bait" was exhibited at The London Salon. Most of his photographic work centres around the landscape of The English Lake District and the surrounding area. He is also a poet, has had work published in various anthologies and magazines and reads his poetry at local venues. He has now published The Spontaneous Line, a book of ink drawings and poetry.