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.

 

Paddington Bear statue in Leicester Square, London

Bugs Bunny statue in Leicester Square, London

Subversive sculptures in Leicester Square in London’s West End; subversive because of the locations, these bronzes are anywhere but on plinths

More photos: Now showing at Leicester Square

Emirates Airbus A380-842 A6-EVG

The big planes are back over London: Airbus A380-842 A6-EVG

Emirates 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.

Read more: Airbus A380-842 A6-EVG

Burrator, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

 

River Avon, Gara Bridge, Devon

 

Changes - a photographic essay and reflections from Dartmoor and South Devon

More photos: Changes: photographic essay & reflections from Dartmoor & South Devon

Television Centre, London W12

Television Centre (1960) - central courtyard

Television Centre, London W12

Television Centre (1960) - Stage Door

A walk around the classic buildings of Wood Lane, London W12

More photos: Architecture of Wood Lane, London W12

 Western Road, Brighton

Brighton Beach

Back in Brighton as the lockdown loosens

Read more: Back in Brighton

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