Journal

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 These unpublished portraits were taken in 2010 after my last visits for GW.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

BBC Gardens of the Year 2017


Three gardens from last summer 1. Caroline Critchlow’s lovely garden in the Orkneys. Part of BBC Gardeners’ World garden of the year competition. 2. Caroline Cassell’s garden, Waltham Abbey – from Gardeners’ World Gardens of the Year 2017    3. Waterlily, Aberystwyth – from Gardeners’ World Gardens of the Year 2017

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

What Car Magazine


From the archive – For What Car magazine, 1986. We borrowed the ‘new’ Renault Savanna from the Paris Motor Show as it closed on the first day and did night shots around the city with two other cars. Ended up doing this dawn shot as a last ditch effort to get a cover before returning the car to the show at 8am for the second day. A deadline dreamed up by someone still tucked up in bed!  The final cover and layout, from What Car? December 1986.

Tomas


A regular visitor to Andalucia, Spain, I’ve been taking photos there since 2004 – usually landscape, or urban landscape, sometimes people. Tomas, 14.8.11…..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.