Photography

My photography

I use photography to show something about where I’ve been or people whom I’ve met. As well as trying to see the beauty in a scene or situation, I’m also trying to convey ideas and feelings. My photography is about me and what I do, who I meet and where I go. All my photography tries to contemporary and creative. I’m resistant to being fitted in to a taxonomy by categorisation such as “travel” or  “conceptual” or “nature”. All image-making is political simply by the act of selection and hence exclusion but I am not campaigning for any particular point of view, except to try to see the positives and to live life to the full.

I use 645, 35mm and DX formats plus a handy little digital compact that shoots RAW files. I’ve experimented with non-lens photography - do ask!

I first worked in a monochrome/silver wet darkroom at age 7, helping my Father with scientific prints; I’ve used colour negative materials since age 21 and digital since 2005. I use Photoshop (Adobe) and Photopaint (Corel).

Koi carp feeding frenzy - tasterMy photo gallery of Koi carp ornamental fish in a feeeding frenzy

Alps: the first days of summer tasterSwiss, Italian and French Alps: my photos of mountains, glaciers and waterfalls in the first fresh days of summer

The Grand Canyon of the Verdon, Provence tasterThe Grand Canyon of the Verdon, Provence - my spring photo hike along the Sentier Blanc-Martel

The Big Beasts of Richmond Park tasterThe Big Beasts of Richmond Park - my midwinter photo safari

Le Bol d'Or 2015 tasterLe Bol d'Or 2015 - my photo gallery of the Bol d'Or 2015 motorbike racing festival - Burning Man for bikers

Quartier des Créatives tasterQuartier des Créatives - my photo gallery of night photos of Marseille

Flowers in the City taster“I am here, I'm alive, I'm a conscious being in the urban cage”- my photo gallery of glorious urban flowers in Marseille

The Kingdom of Blanc and White tasterThe Kingdom of Black and White: my photo gallery of the volcanoes of the Auvergne under snow

Order and disorder tasterEntropy: my photo gallery of fishing boats in Brighton Marina at a dawn just after Christmas.

Bikes at Rasteau tasterGallery of my photos of motorbikes parked overnight at our club’s annual general meeting.

Dystopia taster

Gallery of my photos of a vision of a post-apocalyptic dystopia from the lac de Castillon of the river Verdon in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Click graphic for La rentrée gallery

Gallery of my photos of Marseille on the 1st September 2014, la rentrée scolaire, the day the French return to work after the summer holidays.

 

Concorde G-BAOB at Heathrow

Concorde G-BAOB at Heathrow under a threatening sky. No longer flying supersonic but still graceful with paint fresh from the recent rain. In these days of America First and Brexit, Concorde on display to hundreds of thousands of air travellers is an ironically prominent symbol of a previous age, of Great Britain in collaboration with France. Of pre-internet dreams of a world better connected, of breakfast in London and lunch in New York. Yes, reality grounded Concorde, but, as the song goes, if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true? (South Pacific, Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers)

Sunset on the River Thames at Hammersmith Bridge

Sunset at Hammersmith Bridge on the River Thames in London. Note the wildfowl too.

Graffiti - street art - Cours Julien, Marseille 6ième arrondissement

Graffiti - street art - Cours Julien, Marseille 6ième arrondissement

Graffiti - street art - Cours Julien, Marseille 6ième arrondissement

“Graffiti is not made for 100 people but for millions” - Du graffiti pas fait pour 100 personnes mais pour des millions! - Le Rat, Marseille.

Read more: Street art, Marseille 6ième arrondissement

Preston Park Rock Garden

Dogs and dog walkers in Hove Park

Art deco house in Hove Park

Three pictures from the glorious sunshine in Brighton & Hove this holiday weekend, scenes from Preston Park Rock Garden and Hove Park.

Speeches at The Ultimate Wrap Party at The London Studios

Studio 1 at The London Studios

The wrap party to end all wrap parties at The London Studios. Party time on all three ground floor studio floors: quiet music in Studio 3, “The Soul Jets” played Studio 2 with a disco in Studio 1, “The Palladium of Television” (attrib. John Kaye Cooper). As always, the real chats took place outside, in Artistes’ Reception.

Read more: The Ultimate Wrap Party

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