Having spent his formative years growing up in Aberystwyth on Wales’s west coast Mansel is now based in Monmouthshire, although he is constantly drawn back to his roots. In fact he says that one day he may return for good. Having gained first class honours in Photographic Art (Univ College, Newport 2000) he has earned his living from various aspects of photography, including weddings, portraiture and commercial work, as well as exhibition work. But his passion these days is landscape work and he has travelled extensively with his camera over the years. In 2019 he managed a big tick off the bucket list when he visited Patagonia, spending a month creating an extensive photographic journal.