The Soundtrack To Photography

When I'm out on a photowalk, I always pick the same soundtrack. That is, quite simply, bird song, the wind in the trees, the rain pattering down, leaves crunching beneath my feet, trickling water, or whatever else nature is providing around me, as I wander through the countryside. For me this is all part of… Continue reading The Soundtrack To Photography

Photographs Of Life And Death

For as long as I've been making photographs with intention (since around 2005), I've photographed living things, and dying - or dead - things. Mostly flowers and trees, in various states of decay and disintegration, with the occasional dead animal or bird in between. Why? Whilst I rarely capture (or try to capture) anything that… Continue reading Photographs Of Life And Death

Unexpected Positives In Peculiar Times

Since early March, our country (as much of the world) has gone through increasingly restrictive phases of lockdown to combat the spread of Covid-19. Currently here in England we are advised to stay at home, other than travel to work (where home working is not possible), for essential groceries and medical supplies, or for aiding… Continue reading Unexpected Positives In Peculiar Times

Why I Make So Many Photographs Of Rust And Decay

After you've been photographing a few years, as I'm sure you've noticed, themes in your work start to recur. For me a major theme is making pictures of abandoned objects that are rusting and decaying. So what's this about? Why do I enjoy capturing what most others would consider discarded and ugly, not worth even… Continue reading Why I Make So Many Photographs Of Rust And Decay

Photography, Religion, And The Blurred Edges In Between

So let's talk about religion. No, wait, come back! Before you run off shrieking at the thought of being preached to on what is predominantly a photography blog, let me explain. Ask me what religion I am, and my answer would be vague. I have fairly strong beliefs, but they don't necessarily fit in with… Continue reading Photography, Religion, And The Blurred Edges In Between