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.

 

Thames Walk at Fulham

Thames Walk at Hammersmith Bridge

Photos about the River Thames, the people, its tides and textures from a single walk out from my home to the Thames Path between Fulham, Hammersmith Bridge and Barnes Bridge. Variation is provided by the route, the tide and the sun’s light. Fully manual technique, just the one prime lens with the same filter and same ISO throughout. Cropping, if any, only to correct horizontals. No dodging or burning.

More photos: The River

Sky view in my garden

Imagine there’s no lockdown, it’s easy if you try... You, you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.

You could also imagine sunbathing on a a beach with a piña colada...

Just a bit of blue-sky thinking in my garden whilst sunbathing in the noonday sun.

My home - what home means to me

My home - what home means to me

My home - what “home” means to me

Read more: What “home” means to me

Artisan walnut and raisin sourdough bread

Walnut and raisin bread fresh and warm from my neighbourhood artisan bakery. My treat for the weekend. I walked to join the bread queue for this loaf just after 7:30 am on Saturday morning.
I’m trying to keep the weekend special, otherwise the days just merge and every day in lockdown really is the same.

Postcard of supermarket queue in lockdown London

This is London life as it is right now, shown in the style of a holiday postcard. Today’s supermarket queue took 20 minutes to get to the door. The weather feels like June. Time to enjoy the unusually blue sky now bereft of haze from aviation and to breathe the unusually clear air here adjacent to the A4 arterial road, usually chokka with traffic fumes. And there’s also time to hear the birds singing.

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