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"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".                                              Elliott Erwitt

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

Oxford

A selection of my pictures from a day in Oxford with student photographers. We set out to explore a range of different approaches to street photography and considered different ways of looking for pictures.

Walthamstow Greyhound Track (1933-2008)

From one of the biggest tracks in the UK, at the end of it's life it was losing £500,000 per annum and closure was inevitable. These pictures were taken in 2002 whilst testing a new Fuji DSLR. The highest ISO was 1600 and by today's standards it was very noisy, but somehow those characteristics imbue a film-like quality when viewed in B&W.

ZSL - Whipsnade

The collection at Whipsnade

Weston-super-Mare

Pictures from a day at the seaside.

Weymouth

From a day exploring this seaside town.

Oxford Gospel Choir

2017 Gospel Choir of the Year finalists, these pictures come from the sell-out Christmas concerts and portray the intesity and emotion of the performers.

Cirencester Livestock Market

Part of an on-going project to document the people and activities at livestock markets. My thanks to all those featured for their co-operation and support.

Oxford

A selection of pictures from four November photowalks leading students through the main and backstreets of Oxford looking for pictures and considering depth of field, metering modes and composition amongst others.

Stuffed

In these examples, literally; although the slightly unnerving experience of seeing so many examples of the art of the taxidermist, inevitably raises questions about the future of many species and the way mankind will interact with them. In these pictures I have chosen to use processing techniques that emphasise, perhaps even exaggerate, the age and presentation of the specimens.

Matriculation

Matriculation is the ceremony that inducts new students to Oxford University. These pictures portray the scenes before and after the 2017 ceremony.

Great Dorset Steam Fair

This annual four-day event is huge, attracting thousands of visitors and enthusiasts. This is a selection of portraits and observations from the first day of the fair.

Kenilworth Gipsy Horse Fair

Observations from the opening day of the July 2017  fair.

Blackpool Zoo

Images processed in a variety of ways showing visitors and residents

Limehouse Lizzy

...keeping the music of Thin Lizzy alive! Taken for the band as they deliver a typically blistering set in Blackpool. Visit http://www.limehouselizzy.co.uk/ 

RHS Wisley

Pictures from a recent visit to this showpiece garden in Surrey.

Cowley Road Carnival 2017

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.  I have tried to show the vibrant colourful character of both the event and the people who make it happen.

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Pictures in a variety of styles from a visit to the park leading a group of student photographers.

10 years of the Sony World Photography Awards

To celebrate 10 years of the Sony World Photography Awards invited guests met at theprintspace in London. These impromptu portraits were taken with available light and instructions to keep a straight face and stare into the camera; some managed it better than others :-)

 

A Nation of Shop Keepers

As part of an on-going project to photograph people in their workplace, this series of portraits was taken at the Birmingham Indoor Market. In each case I have sought to portray people in the context of the stall and goods for sale.

Aberfan

21st October 2016 marked the 50th Anniversary of the disaster that consumed Aberfan, when tons of wet slag slid down into the valley and buried the primary school and a whole generation. These pictures record Aberfan the day before this anniversary. The memorial to the disaster and especially the 116 young lives lost stands in stark contrast to the crumbling Victorian surroundings. The Garden of Memorial stands on the site once occupied by the school.