Category Archives: environment

Michael Hobbs


I worked on an allotment series in Richmond for Gardeners’ World magazine between 2008-10.  The adjacent plot was looked after by a very quiet Irishman, Michael Hobbs, who I got to know during my frequent visits. I loved his plot, which was like a 1960’s back garden, complete with gnomes and ornamental frogs, and I frequently left with handfuls of spare fruit, veg or flowers. These unpublished portraits were taken in 2010 after my last visits for GW.

Coast of Light – 2011


From the archive – two images from The Coast of Light series. From the archive – 17.4.11, El Penitentes, – Easter Day parade, Conil, Andalucia. Large ornate floats, with statues of the Virgin Mary, are carried through town on Easter Sunday. This float probably had upwards of 30 people underneath to support the weight. More clay covered folk in Conil, Andalucia, 14.8.11 – from The Coast of Light. In Conil there is an outcrop of rock with layers of blue green clay in which bathers cover themselves, believing it’s good for the skin.

BBC Gardens of the Year 2017


Three gardens from last summer 1. Caroline Critchlow’s lovely garden in the Orkneys. Part of BBC Gardeners’ World garden of the year competition. 2. Caroline Cassell’s garden, Waltham Abbey – from Gardeners’ World Gardens of the Year 2017    3. Waterlily, Aberystwyth – from Gardeners’ World Gardens of the Year 2017

Tomas


A regular visitor to Andalucia, Spain, I’ve been taking photos there since 2004 – usually landscape, or urban landscape, sometimes people. Tomas, 14.8.11…..In Conil there is an outcrop of rock, with layers of blue green clay in which bathers cover themselves, believing it’s good for the skin.

Pendine Sands, 1986


Sorting through some old contact sheets….c1986, Pendine Sands. I think this sums up pretty much every car photoshoot I did in Wales. Art Director Nick Dixon on the left, me loading film. I also remember being accosted by the MOD Police  for straying onto the beach on a red flag. They confiscated film on the grounds that my photos could have captured missiles being fired out to sea. These were sent back to us after they were processed….as the images showed nothing more than run of the mill hatchbacks in very wet sand!