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).
“And a Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” - song written in Le Lavandou and made famous in 1940 by Vera Lynn.
Cheery cherry tree blossom on the trees in a road in Barons Court as I walked past on my way home from the tube station back from Heathrow airport.
Ironical how lovely London looks when there is this crisis building around us. The heart-warming sight of the cherry blossom reminds me of the song lyrics “And a Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”, made popular by Vera Lynn in 1940. And by bizarre coincidence, the song was written and first performed in a bar in Le Lavandou, where I was also in a bar, just this Saturday past..
The trees will survive, so will we.
The urban jungle, a confusing checkerboard construction of squares that aren’t, false perspectives and humans. What is real and what is just in our minds?
My contribution to this month’s RPS Contemporary Group’s topic: “The Real and The Unreal”, with fond memories of the graphic art of M.C. Escher and the paintings of L.S. Lowry.
This is a single natural image.
Architecture of 245 Hammersmith Road, W6 by Sheppard Robson.