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 be 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).

Brighton railway station roof

The dramatic glass and framework of Brighton’s Victorian railway station highlighted in the November sunshine and the blue sky beyond. It’s a dramatic welcome to Brighton, the first thing you see when you alight the train.
The station is the town’s gateway to the North, the rails continuing the lines of the station architecture and guiding the eye towards the line to London. The graceful curved roof spanning the platforms was completed in 1880 and last refurbished in 2000.

autumn colours on Brook Green, West London

Autumn colours starting on the hundred year-old London Plane trees on Brook Green, West London, just a short walk from the bustle of Hammersmith Broadway.

Brighton twitten

Brighton twitten

Sussex Twittens are back routes between streets. Locals use them as shortcuts and for access to back of houses but the rest of us are never quite sure where you will come out. Maybe a pathway to another world.

More photos: Twittens in Brighton

Page turning for a West Cumbrian organist

Page turning for a West Cumbrian organist.

River Greta, Keswick, Cumbria

River Greta, Keswick, Cumbria

Rainwater flowing fast away from the fells in the River Greta at Keswick. The power of flowing water is impressive, just as much in smooth laminar flow as roaring rapids. The Greta has flooded many times causing much distress and damage. Many precautions and flood defences have been put in place, these were coping successfully at the time of my photos: the river was flowing freely at nearly two metres depth at Greta Bridge, pretty much as the river level forecast had indicated.

More photos: River power

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