"Pictures can tell a story, create understanding, lift a heart and engage our emotions"
THE COVID PROJECT
EARTH : WATER : FIRE :: LIGHT
During the Covid pandemic I wanted a project that I could add images to as well as some new ideas on an ongoing basis. And, given that I needed to shield for 6 months, not to have to leave the house.
It started with vegetables grown in our organic garden - which need earth and water to grow. It developed with the addition of fire which is needed to cook. Then the challenge of using just one light to create an image that might be worth looking at twice. Kept me busy. It’s still a bit of an ongoing project.
I photographed this amazing young woman at the Old Chapel Studio, Newent. She's 'punk' style (as KatyB and Latex as KateX) - and she said that's often all photographers shoot her as, so that was kind of a given. But I wanted something a...Continue reading
Exploring the Paris of the Parisians, districts full of charm and typical Parisian lifestyle, mostly away from the great classics that everyone goes to - at least once. Strolling around and suddenly coming across a small square with trees, a flowery little street, or...Continue reading
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, a fashionable place, is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. A small town with a population of 50,355 welcomes up to 250,000 people during the summer. Originally an area of wild sand dunes and forest – part of a hunting...Continue reading
The Secret Garden, hidden in the shadow of a 12th century Abbey in the town of Malmesbury - Englands oldest borough. At dusk, beautiful nymphs appear in the fading golden light and there's a magical frisson in the atmosphere. A wonderful place to be...Continue reading
The project was styled on Boudoir and Bondage. Granted, an odd match of photographic genres. One designed to please a lover, the other designed to attract the voyeur. How to bring the two together quite intrigued me so I felt it might be time...Continue reading
"Paris ... is a world meant for the walker alone, for only the pace of strolling can take in all the rich detail." Edmund White, author of 'The Flaneur'. It's a bit of a stroll both through some of the busier areas as well...Continue reading
Brighton’s location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large cultural, music and arts scene and is the most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists. On a bright Sunday morning folk just...Continue reading
The Post-Apocalypse village. Buried in woodlands in deepest Buckinghamshire, a place that draws warboys, tankgirls, wasteland warriors and armageddonists. And provides a shelter from the zombies. You might get in, but there's no guarantee that you'll ever be able to leave. And, funnily enough, they're...Continue reading
Whilst Beth Frances isn't a professional model she's got a great look, lots of enthusiasm (and patience) and is helping me to develop a range of different styles and lighting sets with the equipment I have in my new small studio. More to come....Continue reading
Rosie is an experienced and published model based in Bridgnorth, covering Vintage, Bridal, Fashion, Fantasy and Beauty styles and creating Stevie-Nicks and Marilyn Monroe inspired theme shoots. Working with her is just a delight. The images here were created over two sessions at the...Continue reading
The French tradition that is not to be missed is the Vide Grenier (AKA Car Boot Sale). The idea is to empty your loft/garage, find all the old crap – I mean, valuable treasures – take it to a specific location and try to...Continue reading
HM Prison Gloucester was a 224-year-old Category B men’s prison located in the Gloucester Docks area. Opened later as a tourist ‘attraction’ our shoot was organised by Gavin Hoey and Olympus UK …… on a deathly cold January day. Grim!...Continue reading