"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
Cardiff Central Market
Opened in 1891 Cardiff Market continues to offer a wide variety of stalls and produce. For a fuller history visit the official market site: https://www.cardiffcouncilproperty.com/cardiff-market/
This series of portraits records many of the current traders, set within the context of their stall and forms part of an ongoing project to photograph total strangers - so a big thank you to all those I approached for their friendliness and willingness to participate.
Observations and portraits from a car boot sale.
A celebration of LGBT lives through pictures of people and the parade at the 2018 event.
Every summer Oxford colleges compete against each other to determine which college will be Head of the River. Over 4 days and in different ability divisions, crews race to catch and 'bump' the boat in front in order to move up the rankings. These pictures come from Day 2.
Stow Gipsy Horse Fair - May 2018
Observations from the annual summer gathering.
The collection at Bristol has changed significantly since my visits as a small boy. It is recognised that the gardens are not big enough for the large animals that were such a thrill to see; the elephants, rhino, giraffes, polar bears and others have all gone. However the zoo still offers a great collection and now conservation work is at the forefront of their activities.
This famous seaside resort has been a holiday destination for countless families over the past century. Also known for being Stacey's home in the BBC Comedy Gavin & Stacey and the final resting place for hundreds of steam engines during the 1960s, as they waited to be broken up. As a photographer, I have always enjoyed documenting the changing fortunes of this very British seaside resort.
Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens
A series of pictures from a single visit, that mainly concentrate on plant detail and abstracts.
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
Pictures from a day at the seaside.
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.
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.
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 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.