Category Archives: magazine feature

Mistletoe


There are pages of mythology attached to mistletoe, a word coming from the old English, misteltãn. Apparently the ancient Greeks believed the plant had once offended the gods, who condemned it thereafter to have to look on whilst pretty girls were being kissed. So there you have it. Happy Christmas folks…..and happy kissing!

Garden of the Year


Nice to have the cover of this month’s Gardeners’ World magazine, with their Gardens of the Year competition issue. Congratulations to all the lovely folk I met en-route in a slightly mad 8 day dash across the UK from Kent, Hampshire, Wales, up to the Lake District, Scotland and finally to the Orkney Islands. And thanks for all the 5am cups of coffee, bacon sandwiches and chocolate biscuits to keep me going…I promise, I wasn’t a judge!

Garden of the Year with Gardeners’ World


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 […]

Steve Moody, small garden, Abingdon.

Business is blooming


From a shoot on business women in You Magazine on 16th August 2015. On a large feature, several thousand shots often need editing down to half a dozen or so. This means overlooking many equally good images. So, a small selection of out-takes.  The first, a quick shot as I was packing my kit away.   Two more from the same series:

Ellie and Anna at 'The Flower Appreciation Society'

Pinhole Impressions


I have been asked to write about my favourite photograph in conjunction with a talk in early September. This must be one of the most difficult editing processes for a photographer. The decision will change on a daily basis, depending on current projects, work and new ideas that have found space in a notebook. I think the closest I can ever get is one of my favourites. So a few thoughts. Pinhole Impressions 3 was taken in the winter of 2007. It was part of a series included in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition in 2008, which […]

Pinhole Impressions 3 - Lime tree or Tilia Tomentosa