I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has bought from me and a special thank you to those that take the time to write and say such kind things about the pictures. It means so much to me to have  my images in someones home, its a very personal thing .

Hi, just wanted to say that I bought the large black & white Lamplight photo earlier this year and picked up the large Snowfall over Durham on Saturday. They are really beautiful photographs and your artwork really set off my newly decorated bedroom.

Thank you,  Tristan

Set of framed black and white images

Dear John

We hung the pictures today and they look great, really pleased with them. My son is thrilled, said they were a great choice, and a few of the other shop/cafe owners called in and commented on how good your pictures were .

Pancake Café  Seaham

Set of framed Durham images – Wedding present,

Hi John
The framed picture has  just arrived and looks absolutely fantastic – really lovely, thank you so much, Jo will be thrilled.

Thank you again,
                   S Bicknell

Rowing in the Mist in black and white

Thank you, John. The mounted photograph has arrived safely, and is exactly what I wanted.
Lucy C

Lindisfarne. Destination Malaysia.

Hi John,
I took  your Lindisfarne print to my local framers –  the guy who runs it is from Borneo and he was enthralled with it, saying that my kampung (village/home station)  must be in a beautiful place. Of course I told him that the Northumberland coast line was the most beautiful part of Britain.
I love it!  What a fantastic photograph.

Thank you so much  W Kendal.

John many thanks for your time today. We are all really pleased with the new print but I think it may be living in Rotherham rather than Witton so that we can all enjoy it more. Again many thanks for the stunning limited edition
Best regards T Davies.


Hi John
The print arrived last week, was just what we wanted really love it. Thank you once again.
Regards L Robinson New Zealand


Dear John,

The photos arrived yesterday, they are truly amazing, even better than I expected and I am thrilled. It’s taken me 10 years to find any pictures for my house!!

Thanks very much for everything.
Best regards
C Woodhouse
Hello John –
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful picture, which arrived on the arranged date.
It is going with us to Dubai to remind us of the beauty of Britain!
H Hayden


Dear Mr Erwin,
I am an MA student at Durham University and recently had the pleasure of seeing your work I have lived and studied in Durham for four years now so am no stranger to its gorgeousness. I’ve also seen many prints, photographic exhibitions, watercolours and other artworks of the city. I just wanted to write to you to tell you that I have never seen representations of Durham captured as beautifully as those in your photographs. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your work, and hope that I see more of your photographs during my stay at Durham.
Best wishes,
Dear John.
Photograph has arrived safely, thank you. We are thrilled with our choice. We first saw the photo of our favourite castle, back in September, on your stall in Durham market. We were cross with ourselves for not buying it then. We were therefore pleased to discover your web site. A very efficient service. Thank you. C Gaunt.
Hi John,
The image of Dunstanburgh Castle is awesome. It’s so moody and atmospheric. I love the way you’ve captured the sunlight on the surf; and the tint of the picture is spot on. The only problem is choosing which wall to hang it on!
I’m looking forward to checking out new works on your website.
cheers, Brian.
Hello John ,
Thanks for your kind offer. Please go ahead and frame that mystical print for me……it has more subtlety than any I have seen.I’ll try to get into Durham next Saturday but if I can’t make it then, I’ll get in touch and make an alternative arrangement to suit you.
Again, many thanks John! Kind Regards,
S Slawther.

Dear Mr Erwin,

I am instructed to write to you by HRH The Princess Helen of Romania and His Excellency Domnul Alexander Nixon.

As you know, they recently bought one of your delightful photographs of Durham, which the couple gave to a serving Ambassador here in Bucharest with whom they are aquatinted. I am pleased to inform you that the picture was very much appreciated by the recipient, and that they intend to buy another such picture from you when they are next in the United Kingdom, which will be for their own enjoyment.

Yours sincerely

Susan Pemberton
Secretary to HRH The Princess Helen of Romania and
His Excellency Domnul Alexander

Dear John

It was a while ago that I received the framed print of Druridge Bay from you. I just wanted to say thank you very much for it. We are absolutely delighted with the way it looks in our home. I searched and searched and searched again for a picture for our living room and thank goodness I finally came across your website. Keep up the good work John – I shall be keeping an eye out for new work.

With best regards

K Moody


The images have proved very popular with staff and have definitely brightened the office. Thank you for your efforts. I will be in contact in the near future to look at purchasing another 1 or 2 images.

Ian Macaw Macaw Engineering

Hello again John, just a quick mail to thank you once again for the wind turbine print, it looks fantastic in its place . Kim and I are both really pleased so thanks.!!!!

Anth and Kim

Hello John

We came across your display of photos at Dalton Park a year or two ago and were very impressed. We need to replace some pictures in our lounge and your wares sprang instantly to mind!. We live near Barnard Castle and are mobile, so if you can let us know where we can find you and when, we would really appreciate that info.


Rod and Mary Hunt

Hi John, I took a look at the ‘new’ Bamburgh photo and I like it . Any idea how much it will cost for the 36inch wide print? . Cheers Geoff

Dr. Geoff Nowell
Senior Research Officer/Isotope laboratory manager Arthur Holmes Isotope Geology Laboratory

Hi! Just wanted to let you know how delighted I am with the photograph of Holy Island I picked up from you in Durham. It looks really fabulous in my front room and is indeed really tranquil. I can’t stop looking at it! So just wanted to say thanks very much and I look forward to buying some more of your work in the future.

Yours sincerely

Barbara Greener.

Dear John,

After several months away from California, we finally arrived home two weeks ago and found your photo Holy Island, which we purchased from you in July. We are delighted with it. It is absolutely gorgeous and, of course, carries very pleasant memories of our chat with you. We wish you continued success in your work and hope to see you next summer in Durham. All the best,

Tim and Julia O’Keefe

Hi John

I was reading about you in the Northern Echo last night and couldn’t resist sending a quick mail of congratulation! I haven’t been to the exhibition yet, but I will definitely.I felt so proud, as your photographs have pride of place in my home.I felt like a collector!

Anyway, hope you are keeping well- so glad that things seem to be going from strength to strength

Best wishes

Vice Principal Queen Elizabeth College

John– Thank you for the photographs; they look great. We are excited to hang them up around our practice. Many thanks,

Michael Carling Harley St , London

Dear John,

I just want to say my husband was delighted with the picture and cannot wait to have it framed and up on the wall. It was good you were at Royal Quays that day, you solved my problem of what to buy him and given so much pleasure.

Best Wishes,
Jill Bissitt



Hi John,

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the great print i bought from you , i have it on my study wall, it provides a great focal point and a superb conversation piece, when i have guests in. Once again many thanks.

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