Driftwood – from a project in 2010 called ‘Deadwood’. Parts of trees and shrubs washed up on a beach near collapsed cliffs in Conil, Andalucia.
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Clapham North, 18.5.13. Part of The Chelsea Fringe – A decorated phonebox at the Edible Bus Stop
Pleased to receive a copy of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Book this week, with one of my images, the ‘Urban Forest’ in London.
A couple of weeks ago I won a category in the International Garden Photographer of The Year….’Greening the City’. It’s from a series of images I have been taking over the last year or so at the Urban Forest at Elephant and Castle.
A gallery of photographs from my tour of Chelsea Fringe Gardens. The Fringe, in its inaugural year, is a new garden festival, directed journalist and author, Tim Richardson. From their website : “The Chelsea Fringe festival is a brand new initiative, entirely volunteer-run in its first year. It’s all about harnessing and spreading some of the excitement and energy that fizzes around gardens and gardening. The idea is to give people the freedom and opportunity to express themselves through the medium of plants and gardens, to open up possibilities and to allow full participation. Entirely independent of the RHS Chelsea […]
In February I recieved an email inviting me to submit a photograph to an exhibition. Photographers get these all the time, and as many are from commercial operations, I very nearly didn’t give it the time of day. But as one of my images, 43 Gardeners’ Hands, had already been selected, it caught my eye. I read the small print and after a couple of emails with the organizers from Orticola di Lombardia, it turned out to be a genuine and very well planned show entitled ‘Small Garden’ in the Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Milano. It is part of an […]
Earlier in the week I had the opportunity to spend a day wondering around Milan after attending the ‘Small Garden’ exhibition at Galleria D’arte Moderna di Milano. Left: Hotel Brasil Right: Parco Sempione Milan, Creperia Vecchiabrera Left: Bed, Parco Sempione Right: Louis Vuitton shop, Montenapoleone Fuel station, Via Marina Left: Montenapoleone, Milan Right: Disused restaurant Hotel Brasil Traffic lights, Via Bellotti
This year I have been lucky enough to have a single image selected in the final of the IGPOTY competition and have a portfolio commended. The exhibition will be on show at Kew Gardens from May 14th. The single image is a portrait of a gardening team in the WW1 cemetery at Le Trou Aide Poste, near Lille, Northern France. This photograph is based on an image, taken around 1920, of a team of War Graves Commission gardeners. It is part of a story on the Fromelles Cemetery near Lille, opened in 2010 for the reburial of British and Australian WW1 […]
On Friday I hung 10 photographs in one of the galleries at Fulham Palace as part of a small exhibition which will run until early summer. The colour images are from a series which was inspired by fabric designs on a garment called a Mantón de Manila, or Manila shawl, which is worn by Spanish women. For more information see www.pauldebois.com. The black and white images are abstract flower studies from a series called Light and Line.
It’s strange. In picture terms, people’s perception of reality is often hampered by a literal interpretation. A camera never lies. I suppose this is debatable – the choices a photographer makes when creating an image can distort perspective in a particular scene. But this is usually intended to create interest rather than to misinform. Most of the time. In 2009 I had a print exhibited in the Association of Photographers Open exhibition. A moody shot of St Paul’s Cathedral – unusual, but not controversial. Or so I thought. “It must have taken ages to ‘Photoshop in’ the trees,” is the […]