I'm lucky enough to travel a lot but I also aim to understand a place in some depth. So I like to find out about the local history, sociology, wildlife and local arts. I prepare for a trip by looking up photos of the famous sights, they're usually a good guide both about the local visual interest and also a warning of what has already been done or over-done.
I try to use the tools of modern photojournalism and photography to communicate how I feel about a place. You’ll see that I have used Portrait, Street, Interior, Historical, Abstract, Landscape, Historical, Wildlife, Phone-camera and Selfie genres at different times for specific effects.
Bishopstone railway station in Sussex looks like Arnos Grove tube station in London but its main building includes a pair of military pillboxes: these are observation posts or blockhouses from which light weapons could be fired. The architects added these in 1940 but made them integral to the design. Although the site commands the beach, the arcs of fire from the pillboxes only point landwards.
The rest of the station is not in a good state, only one platform remains in use. The Coastway railway links Seaford with regular train services across the salt marshes with Newhaven. The railway line blends with the landscape, trains having been running since 1864.
The Scottish mist has seen off the blue sky for my way back to Inverness to close the loop of this trip. The rain gets the salmon leaping at Rogie Falls, it’s amazing to see these fish leap so far and so high.
Driving round the fabulous Assynt coastal road on the peninsular between Lochinver to Kylesku.