Category Archives: People

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 These unpublished portraits were taken in 2010 after my last visits for GW.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.

Lia Leendertz & Laetitia Maklouf


Author and garden writer Lia Leendertz on her allotment. From a folio for IGPOTY in 2012. Lia has been interviewed twice recently by Cerys Matthews on BBC R6 about her new annual Almanac, a seasonal guide to the year. Author and garden writer Laetitia Maklouf in her garden. Part of a folio for IGPOTY in 2012

Alys Fowler


Alys Fowler on her allotment, 2.11.12. Some test shots taken whilst playing with ideas, talking and drinking tea. I don’t think any from this small set have been used, but I’ve always been fond of them.

Screaming Lord Sutch, 1990


From the archives, something shot for Country Living in 1990. Not sure why Screaming Lord Sutch was presenting awards at a fitness event, but there you go! He was a nice chap. The Man v Horse Marathon at Llanwrtyd Wells. An annual event started in 1980, prize money is offered to a runner beating the fastest horse. Quite a feat, but has been achieved on a few occasions.  

Screaming Lord Sutch at Man v Horse, Llanwrtyd Wells, 1990

Rosebie Morton


From a shoot last summer, a lovely layout in the latest issue of SAGA Magazine, illustrating the work of rose grower, Rosebie Morton. Some out-takes too, as there is never enough room for all the shots taken for a feature.    

Rosebie Morton, flower farm, Hampshire