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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Spring tones, Gunnersbury Park.
A few new images taken recently, which I might include in the selection for the Wildlings exhibition at Oxford House. I found these whilst rowing, returning later with a camera. There is a completely different perspective from a boat, offering views invisible from a footpath. These trees have chosen inhospitable places for themselves to grow. It’s not just a case of surviving. They obviously thrive.
Trellick Tower, West London. A grade 2 listed building in the rather splendidly named ‘Brutalist’ style. More possible selections for the exhibition ‘Contrast the City’ I’m preparing for with artist Caroline Underwood.
Confluence. Three of London’s lesser known rivers in one place. All within a few hundred metres of the North Circular and Brent Cross Shopping Centre. Mutton Brook (bottom left) and Dollis Brook (right) merging to form the River Brent, which heads off top left towards Brentford Dock and ultimately the Thames.
Goldhawk Road, 27.5.13
The Urban Forest, from the Welcome to Heaven series.
Some recent sketch ideas from a walk I regularly take:
In November 2007 I started experimenting with film again, after a break of several years. More specifically, I was testing a pinhole camera. Digital had become very much the norm for commercial work and I just had a hunch about the effects that I could achieve using really simple equipment. The black and white photographs I took at RHS Wisley through the winter of 2007 and 2008 evolved into a project I called ‘Pinhole Impressions’. They illustrate trees and the effect of wind as the leaves begin to fall. This series of images has just gone on show at Will’s […]