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).
Concorde G-BAOB at Heathrow under a threatening sky. No longer flying supersonic but still graceful with paint fresh from the recent rain. In these days of America First and Brexit, Concorde on display to hundreds of thousands of air travellers is an ironically prominent symbol of a previous age, of Great Britain in collaboration with France. Of pre-internet dreams of a world better connected, of breakfast in London and lunch in New York. Yes, reality grounded Concorde, but, as the song goes, if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true? (South Pacific, Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers)
Sunset at Hammersmith Bridge on the River Thames in London. Note the wildfowl too.
“Graffiti is not made for 100 people but for millions” - Du graffiti pas fait pour 100 personnes mais pour des millions! - Le Rat, Marseille.
Three pictures from the glorious sunshine in Brighton & Hove this holiday weekend, scenes from Preston Park Rock Garden and Hove Park.
The wrap party to end all wrap parties at The London Studios. Party time on all three ground floor studio floors: quiet music in Studio 3, “The Soul Jets” played Studio 2 with a disco in Studio 1, “The Palladium of Television” (attrib. John Kaye Cooper). As always, the real chats took place outside, in Artistes’ Reception.