"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place.... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them".
My Latest Pictures
Scroll down to see a selection of images from some of my most recent trips/projects. A range of favourite subjects can be seen in my galleries
Cowley Road Carnival 2016
Cowley Road Carnival is a wonderful celebration of the multicultural diversity that East Oxford has to offer. At the heart of Carnival are the thousands of people who throng the streets to enjoy music, dance, food and entertainment. In a photographic styles influenced by Joel Meyerwitz, Bruce Gilden and Martin Parr I have tried to show the vibrant colourful character of both the event and the people who make it happen.
Pictures from an amazing visit to photograph animals at close quarters at Amazing Animals
Pictures from a visit to the 2016 event, strolling along the bank and looking for whatever caught my eye.
Pictures from a day spent at this seaside town, just wandering around and responding to what I saw. More to follow when I have the time to process them.
Summer Eights is an annual inter-college rowing competition held on the River Thames in Oxford. Boats line up at the downstream end of the course with a distance of approximately 1.5 boat lengths between each team. When the race starts each crew tries to catch and bump the boat in front and avoid being bumped by the boat behind. A 'bump' is rewarded by moving up one place in the starting line-up in the next day's racing. The ultimate aim of a crew is to become "Head of the River" by being placed at the top of the first division. These pictures show some of the people and action from this four day event.
The May Day Rabbit & other stories
Many elements of May Day follow comforting repeating patterns but I have never seen a rabbit enjoying the festivities before. More pictures to follow...
In infrared photography, filters ranging from 590nm to about 900nm are used to let infrared (IR) light pass through to the sensor whilst blocking all or most of the visible light spectrum. A typical result is the "Wood Effect" - seen when foliage appears white and snow-like. These images are some of my first explorations with an IR camera.
Edinburgh & Chester Zoos
A selection of images from recent visits. Hopefully more to come soon.
Port of Holyhead/Porthladd Caergybi
Every year more than two million passengers pass through this port in Anglesey on journies between Ireland and Wales. For the majority I am sure passing through is all they do, having the most peripheral impact on the local economy and community. So, with a 2 hour parking slot I decided to explore the town and the streets immediately beyond. These images are my response to the world I found on a quiet Sunday morning.
Images from two days at the 2016 event; covering hounds, terriers, toy and utility breeds.
Swanage and Weymouth
Some images from a visit to Swanage and Weymouth. A cold day with bright winter sun offered many opportunities to use light and colour to create pictures.
Thame County Show
Not my latest trip, but a catch-up session to show some images from the September 2015 event.
A visit to London to visit some exhibitions and of course, a few pictures of people and places along the way.
A selection of images taken whilst leading a group of student photographers on a recent photowalk in Jericho, Oxford...including a few before and after.
The faces of remembrance
Part of an ongoing series of pictures documenting people attending Remembrance Services. Through candid and informal portraits the aim is to capture the dignity, solemnity and respect shown in all these faces...as well as the occassional smile or laugh to re-affirm the positive things in life.
More images from a recent visit using a variety of different processing approaches.
Deal & Folkestone
Images from a visit to the Kent coast.; looking at the obvious and less obvious and using a variety of processing techniques.
From recent trips to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Paignton Zoo. Many of my images do not present a convential viewpoint in order to confound those with an anti-zoo stance; I like to illustrate how the camera (and Photoshop) can lie to illicit a negative anthropormorphic response. All the animals I visit in British zoos are well cared for and contributing to conservation aims.
Pictures from two recent visits to Oxford, including some more and less obvious locations that reflect the two sides of this world famous city.