A Little About Myself...
My name is Dilys Hackett and I am the photographer behind Dilys Photography. I have lived in Pembrokeshire for 50 years and have spent many of them exploring the coastline with my camera. Originally from Milford Haven, I moved to Saundersfoot when I opened my Gallery in 2014.
Since as far back as I can remember, I have always had a passion for art. I spent many hours as a child making pencil drawings and painting anything that took my interest. I found a sense of calm and fulfilment being able to express myself in a picture. I started taking photos as an aid to my art but the more I experimented with photography, I realised I had found a new passion. Each photograph I take has a personal meaning for me. I aim to capture a feeling rather than just an image which is why my photos are colourful and optimistic, reflecting my enthusiasm and positive feelings towards the area. I enjoy sharing my photos. I want other people to see the beauty in our surroundings as I see it.
After spending many years selling my photography through various outlets in Pembrokeshire and many summers selling my pictures from a 'pop up' street gallery in Tenby, I was able to establish a name for myself as a landscape photographer. I built up a large customer following which then helped me make the decision to open my own gallery in Saundersfoot where I enjoyed 6 successful years selling my own work. I have since closed the physical gallery and am now concentrating on my online store. You can still buy my prints from Christkindl in Saundersfoot and by ordering from this website.
I feel I can not finish this article without mentioning my ever so slightly famous furry assistant Harvey, who has been by my side every step of my journey and has accompanied me on many of my photo-taking jaunts. Unfortunately, age finally caught up with him and he passed away in November 2021 at the grand old age of 16. Many of you would have met him at the gallery in Saundersfoot and may even remember him on the stall in Tenby as a young pup.. He will be sorely missed not just by myself but by many of my customers. RIP Harvey (full title Harvey Hound, Photographers Assistant), a small dog with a big personality who brought a smile to the faces of everyone who met him. He will live on as the dog behind the lens of every photo I have taken and sold in the last 16 years.
Dilys & Harvey