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).
Sheep in the shade of the trees of The Tumulus on London’s Hampstead Heath, within sight of the city. The sheep are here for a week as an experiment, which may lead to more sheep and for longer. Apparently the first time there have been sheep on this traditional grazing land for more than fifty years. Their chosen location is a bit of a photographic challenge, as I wanted to show both the sheep and the city. Elsewhere on Parliament Hill Fields and Hampstead Heath, the classic views of the City of London remain but with ever more skyscrapers each time I go to look.
Amazing colours and shapes from the rising and setting sun viewed from St Ives, Cornwall.
Brighton’s i360 parked in its upper viewing position for the first dawn of July 2019. Brighton seagulls of course have an even better view.