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.
Precious glimpses from my rail journey in the lockdown to meet with my support bubble mate in Brighton. Familiar to many commuters, these snatched views have a special poignancy at this time when our freedom to roam is suspended and so many are working from home.
Crossing the River Thames at Battersea. Snow and frost on the North Downs, crops germinating under the Balcombe viaduct and the South Downs looming over Hassocks.
Photography note: optical filter used for these photos, Wratten Number unknown but usually referred to as “Southern Railway dirty window”; this gives a pleasing diffusion effect.
Winter scenes in Cumbria seen from the roadsides on a journey essential for my business. The photos are from halts on the A66 towards Keswick.
Oare Creek, Faversham
Faversham is one of the Cinque Ports I’ve heard about but never before visited. It’s famous for the Shepherd Neame brewery, the umbrella factory and the abbey but infamous for its pirates. I could have lingered in Faversham but my schedule needed me to move on. Next, I drove across Graveney Marshes to Seasalter, then Sandwich and Deal on my roadtrip round the Kent coast.