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).
Creative photography challenge in the lockdown
One walk, one prime lens, one ISO setting, as many genres as I can see. Today’s creative challenge for my one permitted daily walk.
This set of images of the lockdown in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are presented in chronological order.
“And a Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” - song written in Le Lavandou and made famous in 1940 by Vera Lynn.
Cheery cherry tree blossom on the trees in a road in Barons Court as I walked past on my way home from the tube station back from Heathrow airport.
Ironical how lovely London looks when there is this crisis building around us. The heart-warming sight of the cherry blossom reminds me of the song lyrics “And a Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”, made popular by Vera Lynn in 1940. And by bizarre coincidence, the song was written and first performed in a bar in Le Lavandou, where I was also in a bar, just this Saturday past..
The trees will survive, so will we.