One from the archives…..Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery. I came across this shoot this afternoon whilst sorting through a couple of old negative files. From 1997, I can’t remember the name of the magazine it was originally shot for. Bizarrely it went into liquidation before publication, and I had to retrieve all the film from a lock-up in North London…the only assets of the magazine I was entitled to claim back. HM Customs and Excise always have first pickings before the small folk. The story eventually appeared in The Telegraph, probably in 1998. Taken under bridge […]
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Thanks to British Airways overbooking my homeward bound flight this summer, I had an extra day’s holiday in Gibraltar at their expense, which was jolly nice of them. This gave me the opportunity for a bit of sight-seeing and exploring. I have been once before, but here is a gallery of the latest images. (Click on thumbnails to bring up full size gallery).
Friends and colleagues, Lia and Juliet’s Supper & Garden Club on 11th May. During the small amount of time they don’t spend writing, they cook – rather splendid fare too.
Yesterday I recieved an email regarding a post I wrote last May, about a mummy interred at the church of St James Garlickhythe, in the City of London. Referred to as ‘Old Jimmy Garlick’, no one knows who he really is. As a student in 1982, I took a photograph of this poor fellow. Old Jimmy Garlick, 1982 I wasn’t sure what happened to the body after my visit, but apparently sometime afterwards, he was placed into a modern casket with a bit more dignity than a glass fronted case. This was kept in the bell tower. Unfortunately due to […]
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 December 2008 I started a project which evolved into set of images called 43 Gardeners’ Hands. This was exhibited at Kew through the summer of 2009. Four more photographs were taken just after the exhibition deadline, and as a result were never exhibited. So, clockwise from top left: Dan Hinckley, Tim Richardson, Rosemary Alexander and Will Giles.
A new portrait in the Land Girls series.
With the impending GMG event on Wednesday, I am putting up five more portraits from the Land Girls series this week. In no particular order, Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture and advocate of greener living – Juliet Roberts, editor of Gardens Illustrated – Lia Leendertz, journalist, author and blogger – Anne Wareham, AKA the Bad Tempered Gardener, journalist and author – Alys Fowler, presenter, journalist, author and advocate of greener living.
Four more portraits from the Land Girls series from autumn 2010 and summer 2011.