For as long as I can remember, I have been aware of the photograph known as “The Sea of Steps”. This image was made in 1903 by the early English photographer Frederic Evans. Evans had been a keen amateur photographer since the 1880. His specialism was the cathedrals of Britain and France. He gave up… Read more To see a sea of steps
Whilst struggling with the never-ending task of setting up my new laptop, yesterday I came across some folders of photos that haven’t seen the light of day for many a year. At roughly the same time, I found a photo that I casually took last year whilst doing the annual tradition of Christmas churchyard… Read more Auntie Dolly
In March of this year, I moved into a little medieval cottage in (well, next to) the middle of nowhere on top of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. To say it is basic by modern standards is a bit of an understatement. My heating is via a big log burner and a couple of old… Read more Life in a technological black hole
Back in 1994 when I was 20 and just properly starting off taking photographs I joined the then great Royal Photographic Society and quickly applied for my LRPS. I decided to drop my portfolio up to the octagon in Bath where they would be critiqued by a panel of experts and peers. All was… Read more An unknowing brush with greatness
Yesterday I decided to make the most of the last of the autumnal crunchiness, get out with the camera and take some much needed new images. The night before I put the batteries on charge for my faithful Fuji x100 and thought no more of it. This camera has been everywhere with me. It’s been to… Read more Sometimes the new big thing is the old thing all along
Many years ago, one of my first paid commissions was to take a few photos to finish an unfinished set of black and white images of the Mendip Hills for Somerset County Council The set had been started by James Ravilious, a photographer who at the time I had never heard of. He is now… Read more A crossing of paths and minds
In the last year or so, there has been a massive resurgence in the use of film and film cameras bringing huge debate about what’s best and what is right. A few years ago, i was approached by a gallery in London about the possibility of putting on an exhibition of my work for them.… Read more Film’s not dead…….. or is it??
I know that could be a bit of a rash statement, what with those of us that take photos for a living carrying huge amounts of vastly expensive camera equipment with us where evere we go, and more so for those who have it as their hobby, sometimes simpler approach is the way forward In… Read more Maybe the iPhone is the greatest camera ever made?
Ever since seeing a feature in a magazine whilst at school, i have been fascinated by the qualities of Infrared film and have made it a mission in life to try and master this most tricky of photographic mediums. The photographer featured in the above mentioned article was the (now) late Sir Simon Marsden. For… Read more The Problem with InfraRed – An adventure to the end of HIE and beyond