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 be 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).

Brighton street art, Sept 2020

Brighton street art, Sept 2020

It’s been a good summer for Brighton’s street artists: everywhere I look there is fresh new paint and humour: colour, curves and creativity brightening up drab, square inner-city spaces, parkings filled with grey cars or alleyways of bins and boxes.

More photos: Anarchy Always - Brighton Street Art

Rorschach type patterns - 6

 

Rorschach type patterns - 2

 

Rorschach test type patterns - see in them what you will

More: Rorschach

Flying through the cloud layer and into the stratosphere

Above it all, the jet plane breaking though the clouds for a glimpse of the Infinite, leaving Earth’s troubles for a few moments.
We passengers in this metal tube, our fragile feet ten kilometres above the earth, still bound by Earth’s gravity.
Some scared, some bored or angry but so few impressed with the wonder of air flight.
This is here, this is now, whatever we do is for us.

Read more: Stratosphere - glimpse of the Infinite

Paddington Bear statue in Leicester Square, London

Bugs Bunny statue in Leicester Square, London

Subversive sculptures in Leicester Square in London’s West End; subversive because of the locations, these bronzes are anywhere but on plinths

More photos: Now showing at Leicester Square

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