Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sundown by the Thames

Photographs rarely simply record a scene – the composition and focus selected by the photographer guide our eyes, and help to tell a story or ask a question about what we are looking at. Today’s image in some ways subverts … Continue reading

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A distant barn

I tend not to do a huge amount of post-production editing on my images.  It’s not that I’m somehow opposed to such things, it’s just a choice.  But occasionally I throw caution to the wind and push the boundaries of … Continue reading

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House through trees

St Paul’s Walden Bury was the Queen Mother’s childhood home, and the gardens were also one of the first places I was privileged to shoot when I left the civil service to become a photographer.  I have always loved this … Continue reading

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Paris Street

Incongruity was what struck me about today’s picture, taken on the streets of Paris in spring a couple of years back.  On the one hand, it is instantly recognisable as the French capital from the building style, the trees and … Continue reading

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Dusty bottles

I took this picture in a museum in upstate New York back in 2009, although to my shame I can’t remember exactly where I shot it.  The things which people discard, the detritus of day-to-day life, can be just as … Continue reading

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Flower head

Whilst out over the weekend leading a photography tour in London, I was struck as many others have been by just how many flowers are coming into bloom.  There’s blossom on some of the trees, and in places not only … Continue reading

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Imperfect beauty

I learned a new term yesterday, thanks to my good friend Scott in New York, who commented on yesterday’s image and introduced me to the Japanese phrase wabi-sabi.  According to Wikipedia, this refers to an aesthetic of beauty which is … Continue reading

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