A test page

The Secret Garden – old

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 invited to. And a place from where you may never return. Be warned!

Ella Brown

Ella is a very professional young lady who just gives the camera great images and has way more looks than I was able to capture here. Thanks to Richard Wakefield for facilitating the shoot.

Aviation Apocalypse

Two models, loads of old aircraft and it poured down. Making the most of a difficult shoot at the Gatwick Aviation Museum with Gavin Hoey, Tommy Reynolds, models Kerry Allingham and Roger Bruce …. and a very large smoke machine.

Paris – a different look

’m defining ‘different’ as a set of images that don’t actually feature the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe. So what’s left ….. all sorts of interesting nooks and crannys.

Jessica

Jessica is a professional Fashion, Hair and Beauty model based in Cheshire. She’s an artist and designer as well as a model and well equipped when it comes to self styling and she also makes a few of her own fashion garments for shoots.

Paris – at Street Level

think that many people would agree that there’s something that just feels ‘right’ about Street Photography done in monochrome. These are ‘observational’ images taken over a few years … and I may add some in colour at some point. Hey, let’s be relaxed about it.

Vide Greniers

French tradition that is not to be missed is the Vide Grenier. The idea is to empty your loft, find all the crap – I mean, valuable treasures – and take it to a specific location and try to sell it to unsuspecting passers-by.

Ella Newport

Ella is a very professional young lady who just gives the camera great images and has way more looks than I was able to capture here. Thanks to Richard Wakefield for facilitating the shoot.

Gloucester Docks in Winter

Where ships once discharged their cargoes, there is now an ever-changing miscellany of visiting narrow boats, smart motor cruisers and the occasional yacht or tall ship. The former dock estate includes many fine warehouses and is a remarkably complete example of a Victorian port.

Em Theresa

Emma is an experienced and professional model with a a very wide range of skills – including a number of aerial arts, fire-eating and ballet. We’ve shot on a couple of occasions and the mix below is from both sessions.

Francesca Milano

Francesca is a 22-year-old Anglo-Sardinian Model and Performer, based in the UK. A lovely and talented young lady that I only had an hour to shoot with at the Old Chapel Studio in Gloucestershire.

All Banged Up

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.

Le Canal du Midi

Francesca is a 22-year-old Anglo-Sardinian Model and Performer, based in the UK. A lovely and talented young lady that I only had an hour to shoot with at the Old Chapel Studio in Gloucestershire.

Loving Languedoc

Languedoc today covers just a small part of the much larger area of France that was known in the Middle Ages as the Pays de Langue d’Oc.  The “Langues d’Oc” was a name given to a whole family of French dialects spoken in the southern half ofContinue reading

Sunday on Brighton Seafront

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 headContinue reading

KatyB – Two faces of grunge

I photographed this amazing young woman at the Old Chapel Studio, Newent. OK she’s ‘punk’ style – and she said that’s all photographers shoot her as, so that was kind of a given. But I wanted something different. Hence the pink wig ….. and thoseContinue reading

Beth Frances

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.

Zara Watson

Zara, in her own words ….. “I feel like the lens is my stage where I perform, and I love it! I love all styles of modelling, serious, cool, strong, sexy, with attitude, fun, happy, commercial, quirky, creative, feminine, soft”. Top drawer. Ultimate Pro. WhatContinue reading

Stroud Market

Stroud Farmers’ Market is multi award-winning and is well known as one of the biggest, busiest and most popular farmers’ market in the UK. The market has been twice awarded ‘Best Farmer’s Market in UK’. Every Saturday 9 am-2 pm Cornhill Market Place & Surrounding Streets,Continue reading

Provence

Oh, all those blockbuster A-list towns – Arles, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Nice – they all live up to their hype and welcome the tourist hordes. But to get a taste of traditional Provencal life at a slower pace, be sure to visit some of the many small villagesContinue reading

Prescott Hill Climb

Every year there are six events held at Prescott, two of them rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship, the VSCC meeting and three ‘club’ events. On my first outing I learned two things: Photographing fast moving cars in this sport is pretty tricky and …Continue reading

Stroud Raft Race

One of those daft things that the English like to do. Once a year. The Challenge …. to design and build a raft that can take up to 6 team members along the 1.2km stretch of the Thames and Severn Canal starting from The Bell,Continue reading

Carla Monarco

A young woman who I’ve photographed several times now and who, I believe, represents everything that is professional about studio work and modelling. And such an absolute pleasure to work with.

Paris … the streets, people and places [VIDEO]

“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 as lesserContinue reading

Film Noir … in Malmsbury [Video]

Not a place generally associated with Film Noir. But when Artemis Fauna takes to the streets after dark with a storyboard you know that there’ll be some good come from it. Apart from the dead body, that is. Shot entirely on my Nikon D810 andContinue reading

A (very short) Winter’s Tale

So in 2018 we had the ‘Beast from the East’ but no snow. This year we had the ‘Wimper from the West’ and were snowed in for a couple of days. So this was a quick walk to the top of our lane to seeContinue reading

Winter Night Shoot at Didcot

The original Great Western Railway Engine Shed was built in 1932, using loans provided by the government to relieve unemployment. Many features of this original depot survive to this day, together with some later additions. This night the main shed is half full of smokeContinue reading

Tango in Paris

On the left bank of the Seine at Quai Saint-Bernard there is a small park named after the Corsican singer and movie star Tino Rossi. It’s between the Sully and Austerlitz bridges and it’s become enormously popular as an impromptu dance venue from mid-afternoon into the earlyContinue reading

Another Costa Del Sol

Estepona is a little quieter than some other resort towns such as Malaga, Marbella and Torremolinos. Whilst there has been a good deal of tourist development in terms of sea-front amenities and hotels, the town – and most of the Western end of the CostaContinue reading

Dunes and Beaches

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Étaples, 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 estate, it became known as “Paris by the sea” and developed a reputation as the most elegant holiday resort of northern France, the playground of the Paris and Lille bourgeoisie.

I had three days based in Le Touquet with two amazing models, ‘BOou’ and ‘Alexandra Frances McCue’ working to Fashion/Swimsuit levels in the Dunes, the Beaches and the Boardwalks of the coastline around the town.

Did the Olympus EM1.2 cope with the high dynamic range on the beach in high sun and at sunset? Hell yes!  And the 45mm and 25mm f1.2’s are just the sharpest glass.

Androgyny .. in the back streets of Plymouth

Shot in backstreets of Mutley Plain, Plymouth one Friday evening against street murals, metal staircases and an underground private car park, all in a 3 hour period as it was going dark.

Rosie Lea

Rosie is an experienced and published model based in Bridgnorth,
covering Vintage, Bridal, Fashion, Fantasy and Beauty styles and creating Stevie-Nicks inspired shoots. The images here were created over two sessions at the amazing Far Forest Studio near Kidderminster.

Eezy Blues Band

Eezy Blues is a group based in Jumilhac le Grand in the North of the Dordogne, playing Blues, Rock & Soul classics from the 50s to the 80s.

Amie Boulton

Kings Weston House, Bristol has many 18th-century features, including magnificent ceilings, marble fireplaces, and a stunning suspended central staircase. Many thanks to Amie and to Chris Conway for organising the day there.

The Secret Garden

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 invited to. And a place from where you may never return. Be warned!

End of Days

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 a really nice, helpful bunch of people. Great shoot!