Gone to seed – Aquilegia vulgaris or Granny’s Bonnet. A self seeded plant found in my garden.
Category Archives: photography
Always surprised how far and wide the interest in English gardens is. Nice to see Yvonne Marks’ garden at Crowmash, Kent, appear in Hungary.
It’s always a privilege to get into the Chelsea Flower Show at 5:30am before the crowds. The stunning David Harber and Savills Garden designed by Nic Howard at Chelsea Flower Show today. So lucky with the light this morning! Photos for Gardeners’ World Magazine. Full set of photos can be seen on the Gardeners’ World website
From 6 years ago this week – time flies! I was lucky enough to have two photos selected for exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in Milan with another British photographer, Nicky De Gruchy, in a show called ‘Small Garden’. And even more lucky as it was from an introductory email found in the spam filter!
Bunny Guinness, Alys Fowler, Rachel de Thame, Helen Yemm, Juliet Roberts and Beth Chatto – from a portrait series called land girls. A set of six images from this series appeared as a portfolio in Garden Photographer of the Year in 2012.
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!
Portfolio shots – abstract view of pink tulips on a white background.
From the archive, some shots of Richmond Lock and Twickenham Bridge, taken in 1997.
Printing my Thames photos taken since 1997 and presenting them in three volumes. Part of the Drawing Dark Waters project with Caroline Underwood and Liz Charsley. A few have previously appeared in exhibitions or concertina book form, but this is the first time I’ve put them all in one place. Essentially archival inkjet prints, with some as gate folds and a couple of original prints from 1997. I’ve promised to show them to a few people, and am happy to show others. The project is still evolving and will no doubt be expanded.
Fritillaria meleagris or Snakeshead fritillary. Three colour gum bichromate print on watercolour paper.