About Us

About Jon Fox - Author & Photographer

Jon has lifelong interests in landscape history and ecology and combines his love of landscape exploration through walking and cycling with a keen interest in photography.

He has lived nearly all of his life in Lincolnshire and adjoining parts of Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire and moved to Lincoln in 1998 where he now lives with his partner Lois.

Jon began school in Sleaford before moving to Melton Mowbray with his family. His interests in landscapes and photographing them began in his teens, exploring the countryside of east Leicestershire and nearby Kesteven by bicycle.

He graduated in plant biology in 1984 and was employed by urban wildlife projects in Leicester and Sheffield for several years before retraining and working in environmental planning in Peterborough and Lincoln.

In 2014, Jon set up Green Plover Books as a new publishing business. His first book ‘The Lincolnshire Landscape’ was published in 2015, followed by ‘Lines Across Lincolnshire’ (2018) and ‘The Witham: Lincolnshire’s River’ (2022).

Future Plans

Green Plover Books celebrated its 9th birthday earlier in 2023, shortly after the publication of Jon’s third book about the landscape of Lincolnshire. With publication now complete, Jon is already looking ahead to future possibilities and has several ideas for future titles. We hope you too will be inspired to explore Lincolnshire and perhaps get involved in protecting its wonderful landscape heritage for the future.

Photographic Notes

With a few exceptions, all the photographs in Jon’s books were taken using Nikon DSLR cameras and Nikkor lenses. The images were shot in RAW and processed using Nikon Capture NX2 software, which is sadly now discontinued.