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).

A front garden in Preston Park, Brighton

A front garden in Preston Park, Brighton

A walk around the front gardens in Preston Park, Brighton. Such variety and imagination on show from these dedicated gardeners, the result of their hard work.

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Ullswater, Lake District National Park, Cumbria

My photographs of and around Ullswater from a sunny September weekend based in Glenridding in the Lake District National Park

Ullswater, Lake District National Park, Cumbria

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Prospect Cottage by Derek Jarman, Dungeness, Kent

Prospect Cottage and garden, Dungeness, by Derek Jarman (1942-1994)

Dungeness, Kent

My walk around the cottages, shacks and industrial relics on the shingle beach which create the ambience of this apparently remote corner of Kent.

More photos: Dungeness

Samson crossing Denge Beach, Dungeness - RH&DR

The Wild West in Kent - Samson hauling a pssenger train at Denge Beach, Dungeness - Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch light railway (RH&DR) - but see my following photos when the train is close and the illusion is broken.

Samson crossing Denge Beach, Dungeness - RH&DR

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Westminster - Big Ben bell tower in scoffolding

Westminster - red London buses

This is what we find: familiar views but of Westminster as it is in September 2020: few tourists, scaffolding everywhere but still the buses all come along together even though they are almost empty.

More photos: Westminster

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