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
So, after much flapping, faffing, getting up at 3.30am and general worrying, we all finally arrived in Morocco. We land at Marrakech airport to my first culture shock. When we left Bristol, it was raining and the airport was packed with EasyJets, BA and every other carrier you could think of. Here, there was us,… Read more Giving the X100 a hard time in Morocco (Part 2) Marrakech the souks and palaces – The touristy bit, day 1
For years now, ever since getting a copy of Albert Watson’s “Maroc”, i have wanted to visit Morocco and experience the place for myself. Like many people with a place like this, i had many idealised preconceptions of what it would be like so needed to find out for myself. Friends looked at various tour… Read more Giving the X100 a hard time in Morocco (Part 1)
Many years ago, i used to own the previous version of this lens back in the days of shooting on film and having to squint through the viewfinder at the tiny gridded screen. Oh, how things have changed!! I’ve been using this new(er) version on a Canon 5d mkII, mainly attached to a Manfrotto carbon… Read more Canon 24m TSE mkII
Later this month, it will be 10 years since i was asked by the Somerset Rural Life museum to put on my first solo exhibition. At the time, i was working as a press photographer for many of the local and regional papers in the somerset area. I had started to develop a style of… Read more Don McCullin came to my First Exhibition!!!!!
While i was growing up, i spent most of my time around the world of newspapers due to my dad being a reporter then deputy editor of various local newspapers. I was always fascinated by the world of the photographers and would regularly pester them with questions on how, why and what if etc. this… Read more In the Begining – Eric Purchase
In a weeks time, I’ll be off to the annual ploughing match on the Mendips. I havent been or a couple of years now, but always enjoy the day when i do go. As well as the ploughing (as the name would suggest), there is a raft of other country crafts to see from hedge… Read more Mendip Ploughing Match Preview
Clearing through some stuff the other day, I found this feature i shot for Devon Life. I’m not sure exactly when its from, but it has to be around 1999 or 2000. I was asked to take the pictures by Anna Baness who was the partner of a colleague where i was working at… Read more My First Glossy
It was hard to find a sensible place to restart this journal, so i had a quick look through some of my older images to find some that kind of show where i’m coming from. This image is from 2000. Tony Jarrat, (or Jrat as we all knew him) was one of the most fantastic… Read more Tony Jarrat