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.

 

Monster in my new boots

Monster in my new boots

Photos of the angry monsters in my new boots. They want to go out and hike; me too but we’ll just have to wait, this lockdown won’t last for ever.

More photos: Boot Monsters

Fledgling Blue Tit taking its first bath

Fledgling Blue Tit taking its first bath in my patio bird-bath. Parents not far away.

Fledgling Great Tit taking its first bath

More birds: Baby’s first bath

Flowers dropping from a cherry tree in Hammersmith

The morning after the lockdown is extended.
The petals are dropping swiftly from the cherry trees.
It’s as if all our hopes and all our dreams for this spring are dropping in to the gutter.
Whilst the iron bars of the lockdown stretch ever onward.

 

Flowering cherry trees on the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham

Prunus covidia - cherry trees flowering on the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham within one permitted exercise walk from my home.

Flowering cherry trees on the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham

More photos: Prunus covidia

Lockdown in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Creative photography challenge in the lockdown
One walk, one prime lens, one ISO setting, as many genres as I can see. Today’s creative challenge for my one permitted daily walk.
This set of images of the lockdown in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are presented in chronological order.

Lockdown in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

More photos: Restricted photography - creative photography challenge in the lockdown

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