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.

 

Seaford Motorfest 2019

Motorfest 2019, Seaford’s car and motorbike show

Trail Riders Fellowship at Seaford Motorfest 2019

More photos: Motorfest 2019

Gardens of Garavan

Gardens of Garavan

Garavan, the district of Menton towards the border with Italy, has a frost-free Mediterranean climate which allows a wide range of sub-tropical plants to flourish.

Read more: Gardens of Garavan

L’ora di Barga by Giovanni Pascoli

Al mio cantuccio, donde non sento
se non le reste brusir del grano....
This is my corner, from where I can hear even the brushing of the wheat...

Canti di Castelvecchio no 41
Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912)

Chair in Barga beneath the cathedral campanile (bell tower) with a grand view of the Alpi Apuae, painted with lines from the one of the poet’s Songs of Castelvecchio, the town nearby in the Serchio valley below where he spent many happy years. I’ve quoted just the first line of the poem “L’ora di Barga”.

Bishopstone, Sussex

A later afternoon storm over the South Downs: this is Bishopstone, viewed from Seaford in Sussex. This view of the isolated hamlet of Bishopstone amidst the patchwork pattern of fields and dusty chalk tracks is protected as part of the South Downs National Park.

East Croydon, note the Twin Towers in construction close to the railway station<

East Croydon, note the Twin Towers in construction close to the railway station

Thames Barrier and London City airport

Thames Barrier and London City airport

Photos from a cabin window of flight BA0353 arriving at London Heathrow

More photos: London from the air

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