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.

 

Hang-glider at the Col du Granon

Hikers at the Col du Granon

People enjoy the fresh air and fine views of the Écrins in various ways this autumn - photos from the Col du Granon (2413 m.)

Read more: Granon - Man and Mountain

Fort Queyras and Mont Visio

Fort Queyras and Mont Visio (3841 m.)

Fresh snow on the Alps, seen from the valley of the Durance

Driving up the Valley of the Durance in Provence, the river bed is alight with the autumn colours on all the vegetation, the ash and silver birch trees put on a particularly vivid show. Travelling upstream towards the mountains, I get the impression of moving though the stages of autumn as the colours slowly go darker to late autumn as the kilometres pass this trip’s hired Clio.
The snow-covered granite mountains, Alps and Écrins, gradually come in to view; now the super-white brilliance of the snow left by this October’s storms steals the show, topping off the visual treat of the Provence topography.

More photos: First snow in the Alps

Low Water on the Thames at Palace Wharf, Fulham

Low Water on the Thames at Palace Wharf, Fulham
The Palace Wharf warehouse bears the date 1907, but the pier has been derelict since the 1970s.

Read more: Low Water at Fulham

Menton on the French Riviera

Menton on the French Riviera

Menton on the French Riviera, now the frontier town between France and Italy.

More photos: Photographs from Menton

Roof architecture at The Forum, University of Westminster, Harrow

Architecture at The Forum, University of Westminster, Harrow

Templated architecture and repetitive patterns in “Metro-Land” at the School of Media, Arts and Design of The Uni of Westminster's Northwick Park site.

Read more: The Forum, University of Westminster, Harrow

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