Cornwall is a county in the United Kingdom. It contains the southern most point in the UK (excluding the channel islands!). The maps below will give you an idea of where it is. The land is rough and windswept, moorland mainly. My grandma lives not … Continue readingTin!
This watering can was the first ever mendium format photgraph that I made. I still love it. One of the things I most love about photography is it’s endless ability to make the commonplace into the extraordinary, and whilst I am in no way suggesting … Continue readingwatering can
When I set up this blog I envisioned it as a general outlet for my creative side, not just photography. I deliberately started with photography as for a number of years that has been my primary creative outlet, but I am starting to write a … Continue readingGrandad – A poem
I have never been one for “New Year Resolutions”, but this year I am feeling a litttle different about it. 2019 was a tricky one for me and photography. I only left the house with a camera a couple of times in the whole year … Continue readingA new year – what does that mean?
Welcome to the first of a (hopefully) regular (ish) series of blog posts where I concentrate on what I am up to, where I am going, what I am thinking etc. In my very first post on here I said that this blog would not … Continue readingupdates and thoughts
Throughout my entire photographic ‘career’ I have always just been enjoying taking photographs in the moment, enjoying where I am and what I am doing. More recently though, I have felt a calling to put some work into larger collections. A number of photographers that … Continue readingProjects
A great afternoon In early October 2019 I spent a few hours at an industrial museum in an old mill just outside the centre of Leeds, UK. Armley Mill was (at the time of building in 1788) the world’s largest wollen mill. It hasn’t operated … Continue readingLeeds Industrial Museum, Armley
I don’t think anyone has influenced me more photographically than the famous Mr Kenna. It is unfortunately a little ‘twee’ perhaps to list him as an influence as everyone is likely to say “well, duh!!” since he is one of the most influential black and … Continue readingMichael Kenna and his influence on me
One of my aims with my photography is to take the great and show it small. I don’t mean reduce it’s grandure or miniturise it; rather I like to pick out detail in things and places that are usually feted in their grand presence. The … Continue reading33001 and Philip Larkin
This is without doubt one of my favourites. One of the photographs I am most proud of in all my years of photography. And yet it is so simple, it’s just some (mostly) blank sky and some organic, smoothed stone. It’s the organic that drew … Continue readingsimple, smooth, curved and bulbous