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.

 

Sunset over the Thames at Hammersmith Bridge, London

Sunset over a swan and some geese on the River Thames at Hammersmith Bridge, London. A high tide on this the last day of May. Lots of people out enjoying the show, having a good time whilst respecting the distancing guidelines.

Strawberries and Clotted Cream from Cornwall

English Strawberries with Cornish Clotted Cream in the garden means summer has arrived. So English.

Swans and cygnets, Wimbledon Common

Coots and chicks, Wimbledon Common

Cygnets, baby coots, rowers, canoeists and even the Thames Clipper out on the water around Putney and Wimbledon

More photos: On the water - Wimbledon waterfowl & Thames boats

Fountain at Bishops Park, Fulham

Fountain in the ornamental pond at Bishops Park, Fulham that I walk to from my home in West London. The area immediately surrounding the pond is closed to people and the sky is an unusually pure blue at the moment due to the lack of jet vapour trails and vehicle pollution as the lockdown continues.

Burnt out VW camper

Audi R8 and a Mercedes SL500

Photographic survey of the blue performance cars that I see on my lockdown walks around my neighbourhood, from a V8 and a V10 Audi R8, a classic MG to a sadly burnt out VW camper. Along the way, Porsche, Harbeth, Audi, and Mazda performance cars in variously subtle shades of blue.

More photos: Any colour you like so long as it’s BLUE

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