In 2007 I took photographs for a folio called ‘Pinhole Impressions’, which is a record of trees at RHS Wisley using a pinhole camera. I was lucky enough to have this exhibited at both Kew and Wisley at the time. 10 years on, some of these trees are under threat from the proposed development of the M25 and A3 road junction. With the help of the folk at Wisley, I have started a new project with the working title ‘The Old Men Of The Woods’ recording some of the 500 trees that could be lost. Some are rare, some are […]
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Never published at the time, a selection of black and white images taken at the old race circuit at Reims, Northern France in September 1988, whilst on a shoot for Classic and Sportscar Magazine. We were photographing some classic Jaguars, including the XK 120 from The National Motor Museum, Gaydon. Reims was our playground for the afternoon, after French Police closed all surrounding roads to allow us to drive the old circuit. The circuit was closed in the late 1960’s, and has been left pretty much in its original state. (Click on any image to see full size gallery)
From two rolls of 35mm Kodak Tri X shot in 1985. More reference shots whilst searching for a car location in the City, near the Museum of London. This street, Little Britain, was boarded up, ready for demolition. I can’t remember why, but the location was never used in the end.
From the archives, probably 1985, these shots were from a car shoot recce. I was after an area large enough to accommodate four or five cars and vividly remember cursing this wrecked Citröen 2CV for being in the way. In the background there is the original Butler’s Wharf building. The camera position is where the newer Butler’s Wharf apartments now stand.
One of those moments when you’re sitting around the office wondering how to illustrate a tame article about car lights, when someone says, “I know….”. Probably from 1986. We tried to do this in Notting Hill, but were accosted twice by drug dealers, and got spooked. So we ended up in Bermondsey, where a local resident called the police, thinking we were shooting something a bit more hardcore. When they arrived it was quite obvious they weren’t there to ask us to move…they wanted to watch. And were sadly disappointed!
Taken for “What Car Magazine” in Docklands as demolition work was just starting. It was a busy location, as The Smiths were two units along from us filming a video for their song “Ask”. The ‘obstructive geezers’ who are often present at film locations, wouldn’t let me near with my camera. They said Morrisey isn’t here anyway. Which was probably true!
The full set of polymer gravure prints or photo etchings I have been making at East London Printmakers over the last few months. They will be included in the Wildlings exhibition at Oxford House, Bethnal Green.
Three images from Contrast the City exhibition. Tate Modern, Celtis laevigata ‘smallii’, and St.Paul’s Cathedral, from Contrast the City exhibition. Edition of 10
The ‘Contrast the City’ exhibition I have been working on with artist Caroline Underwood, is now open for the next two weeks. Anyone in the vicinity of London Bridge please drop by (Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm). It’s at The Hide Gallery, 22B Leathermarket Street, London SE1 3HP.
A couple of weeks ago I won a category in the International Garden Photographer of The Year….’Greening the City’. It’s from a series of images I have been taking over the last year or so at the Urban Forest at Elephant and Castle.