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).
The big planes are back over London: Airbus A380-842 A6-EVG
Four-engined jets used to be a commonplace sight here in Hammersmith, West London. Now the B747s are mostly retired and most of the A380s are having a long holiday in a desert in Spain.
So it was a surprise to see and hear Emirates flying this graceful monster again today over my neighbourhood and on down to London Heathrow airport. The A380 is quiet before it passes over but you get to hear a full roar for a short time afterwards. Four engines do usually sound quieter than two in my experience here, but any plane this close overhead sounds loud, especially if you are trying to sleep.
Changes - a photographic essay and reflections from Dartmoor and South Devon
Television Centre (1960) - central courtyard
Television Centre (1960) - Stage Door
A walk around the classic buildings of Wood Lane, London W12