In 2007 I took photographs for a folio called ‘Pinhole Impressions’, which is a record of trees at RHS Wisley using a pinhole camera. I was lucky enough to have this exhibited at both Kew and Wisley at the time. 10 years on, some of these trees are under threat from the proposed development of the M25 and A3 road junction. With the help of the folk at Wisley, I have started a new project with the working title ‘The Old Men Of The Woods’ recording some of the 500 trees that could be lost. Some are rare, some are […]
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Beautiful light on the river last night, seen along the towpath at Strand-On-The-Green and Mortlake.
Some recent photos from the River Thames series.
A walk yesterday with Alys Fowler, taking in a few Brutalist Architecture classics. Starting at the infamous Erno Goldfinger building, the Trellick Tower, following the Regent’s Canal to Regent’s Park and the Royal College of Physicians, then on to The Barbican. I have been to the Barbican many times, but I never knew there was a temperate green house, the Conservatory, which is open to the public. Apparently the second largest in London, it is powered by the residual heat from all of the domestic underfloor heating. Open only on Sunday’s, but we obviously went in through the out door!
A gallery from a big shoot last summer for Gardeners’ World, where I was lucky enough to visit gardens as far as The Lake District, North and West Wales, and the South Coast, for their Garden of the Year competition. The March issue of the magazine arrived today, with the final set of images from the 2016 winners, and details of how to enter this year. The ‘Small Space’ winner and Judges Choice was Steve Moodey’s garden in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The ‘Family Plot’ winner (and People’s Choice) was Magda D’Ingeo’s garden in Reigate, with the ‘Wildlife Garden’ category taken by Pam Woodall in Poole, Dorset. Thanks […]
I’ve walked along stretches of the River Brent and Grand Union Canal for many years, often as a convenient place to test cameras, equipment and new films. In 2009 I took some test shots for the Garden Photographer of the Year Competition. Since then, I have added to these whilst on walks, sometimes with friends, sometimes solo. Not originally a planned project, it has evolved into one, following the course of the river from its humble source, not much more than a drainage channel, to joining the Thames at Brentford. The full set can be seen in the projects section […]
From two rolls of 35mm Kodak Tri X shot in 1985. More reference shots whilst searching for a car location in the City, near the Museum of London. This street, Little Britain, was boarded up, ready for demolition. I can’t remember why, but the location was never used in the end.
From the archives, probably 1985, these shots were from a car shoot recce. I was after an area large enough to accommodate four or five cars and vividly remember cursing this wrecked Citröen 2CV for being in the way. In the background there is the original Butler’s Wharf building. The camera position is where the newer Butler’s Wharf apartments now stand.
Walking along the towpath near Walton-on-Thames whilst waiting for the boats in the Weybridge Winter Head to appear. I couldn’t get wider views to work…too many people, too many boats!
More test shots: A selection of images from a walk yesterday between Walton Rowing Club and Hampton Court Bridge.