I believe that it is important to document and learn from failures as well as projects that went well. I was supposed to be part of the Running Wild Photography Exhibition currently open at Dunster but my concept and its execution didn't pass muster and, having left it too late to change tack, I had to withdraw. Here is the story.
Street Art, Chemainus, Vancouver Island.
Chemainus is a community in the Chemainus Valley on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Founded as an unincorporated logging town in 1858, Chemainus is now famous for its 39 outdoor murals. Wikipedia
The storm waves around the south-west coast were particularly impressive in the early part of 2017. I made three trips in February: on 2nd to Dawlish to capture the waves battering the Atmospheric Railway; on 3rd to the north coasts of […]
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not." Georgia O'Keeffe
Art Deco Architecture, Napier, NZ
Napier is a beautiful city located on Hawkes Bay on the east coast of North Island, New Zealand. The city centre was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 but later rebuilt in Art Deco style, current at that time. This […]
Street Art, George Town, Malaysia
In 2012 for the George Town Festival, Lithuanian Artist, Ernest Zacharevic, was commissioned to do a series of paintings in the city centre. He combined his paintings cleverly with objects such as bicycles, motorbikes and architectural details. This commission built […]
Passing Through: Small European Railway Stations
Travelling Europe on Interrail, I relieve the long journeys by snapping scenes of small provincial railway stations with my phone camera pressed against the carriage window. Sometimes there is life; sometimes the station is empty; sometimes the scene is blank with snow. Here […]
I am not a wildlife photographer but Sue and I were staying as guests with David and Nafisa James in Nairobi and they arranged some trips to game parks. The safaris were wonderful. We will never forget the incredible numbers of animals, in mixed herds, all migrating towards the Mara River and the Serengeti.
Rocky Valley, near Tintagel
Rocky Valley is a little, steep-sided gem, almost hidden from view. It begins near Trethevy, a small hamlet a couple of miles east of Tintagel and runs less than half a mile, north to the sea. In its short length […]
100 Metres Exhibition
The exhibition toured locations in Dunster, Lynmouth, Minehead and Taunton. I enjoy photographing people so I chose a section of Dulverton; the length of Fore Street to Bank Square, which people would recognise as the core of the town centre. […]
Reflections of Venice
I was speaking at a Conference in Venice and, of course, I couldn't miss the opportunity to stroll around the City. There was so much to photograph, I decided to concentrate on reflections in the still waters of the canals.
Travels With My Brompton
Between 2013 and 2016 I made three tours of Europe by Interrail and on my Brompton folding Bike, photographing life along the way.
Here is a video of a PowerPoint presentation which I delivered to an audience at Brushford.
The Dulverton Museum have a collection of old photographs of the town’s traders, typically standing in striped aprons outside their premises. They needed someone to photograph the modern day traders to create a ‘Then and Now’ slideshow. I photographed 70 […]
The Tivoli Cinema, Tiverton, presents a large rectangular opening to the High Street. Walking by one day I snapped two men in the entrance, arguing. They looked like they could be on a cinema screen: real life imitating art. I […]
Two Rivers: Barle and Exe.
This is a scoping exercise for a forthcoming project. The original idea was a a collection of photos leading towards a book on the River Exe: Source to Sea. The two rivers idea, Barle and Exe, also interests me. Although the […]