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The Festival of the Unexceptional

It’s a while since I photographed a car show, but the 2014 Festival of the Unexcpetional appealed to my sense of humour.  Described as a Concours de l’Ordinaire with ‘cars from the era that quality control forgot’…..Allegro’s, Maxi’s and Marina’s to name a few. Plus their owners. So, a small gallery as a flavour. For info about 2015, see: Festival-of-The-Unexceptional                    

Renault 6TL owners at Festival of the Unexceptional, Whittlebury Park

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

Bruce Reynolds, Great Train Robber

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 […]

Bruce Reynolds, Great Train Robber

60 minutes – 5th August

I’ve been staring at this roll of film on my desk since the beginning of August, which for various reasons, never got processed. As I was working this weekend, I didn’t have time to shoot any new personal material, so it was a good opportunity to pay the local lab a visit. From a walk from Kew Gardens to Ealing.                    

60 minutes – Stratford, 22nd September

These photographs were taken on two short walks I went on recently around the Olympic Stadium, and to the south in the Lea Valley. The second visit was part of the London Open House Weekend, where organizers were expecting around 20 walkers. But as over 150 turned up,  it must be of particular interest to a lot of people!. It was fascinating to see such a vast area of either derelict or unused land. At the moment,  developement appears in relatively small pockets, but hopefully its status as a Green Enterprise District will see the area transformed.       […]

Sky gazing

As I spent many years chasing rainbows, sunsets, moonrises or any kind of moody excitement happening in the sky whilst on car shoots, I acquired the knickname ‘The Prince of Darkness’. A couple of jornalists in particular knew that if they came out with me, they would always miss their tea. Sorry guys!. Old habits die hard. But here are some shots for you, without tin boxes!. I found these photographs whilst searching for something else this afternoon. Taken a couple of years ago, they illustrate the spectacular cloud formations that can occur at certain times of the year on […]