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.

 

Posters in Marseille for candidates in the 2019 European Parliament elections

Posters in Marseille for candidates in the 2019 European Parliament elections

Yes the word « Frexit » exists in French and is out on posters in Marseille. Viewed as a fringe option at the moment but the same was said about Brexit before the word became pervasive in English political discourse.

More photos: « Frexit »

Ferrari car exiting Brick Lane, London E1

Arches at Shoreditch High Street railway station

Eastenders in London’s Bethnal Green Road. Not as in the TV series and not as in Oliver Twist. Sometimes seen as invaded by the “Contemporary Bourgeoisie”, others regard the area as the centre of the Contemporary Arts scene.

Cité Radieuse de Marseille - Immeuble Le Corbusier

Cité Radieuse de Marseille - Immeuble Le Corbusier

Modernist living: visiting the visionary block of apartments in Marseille by the renowned architect Le Corbusier.

More photos: Cité Radieuse de Marseille - Immeuble Le Corbusier

Daisies on memorials in Brompton Cemetery, West London.

Brompton Cemetery, West London
Spring has sprung but the gardeners haven’t reached this area with their tidying trimmers, which leaves the residents in peace under the grey stones, pushing up the daisies.

Tree Bumblebee in Hammersmith, West London

Social Wasp in Hammersmith, West London

A Tree Bumblebee and a Social Wasp grazing on pollen from flowers on apple trees in my garden in Hammersmith, West London. Fruit trees rely on the good work of pollinating insects. My Mason Bees are not yet active, presumed still hibernating.

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