"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
Remembrance Service, London, 2018
Portraits and observations from the service commerating the 100th anniversary of the end of World Wat 1.
Portrait of a place: Caerphilly
As part of an ongoing project to record my impressions of a place; this is Caerphilly the way I saw it on a photowalk, on a sunny October day.
Light and Shadow
Inspired by Jane Zhang's feature in B+W Photography (November 2018 - No 222) I decided to explore the streets of Oxford to look for what I had to say about light and shadow. Thinking in B&W and dialling down the exposure compensation I had a great time.
From a visit to Hayling Island; a series of pictures looking for colour, shape and the designs of the seaside.
Oxford University Matriculation 2018
The matriculation ceremony at Oxford University confers membership on the latest intake (of mainly) under-graduates. The students promise to respect and uphold university traditions and codes of behaviour. These observations and candid portraits aim to capture the activities and emotions of the day.
Porthcawl Elvis Festival 2018
The annual Porthcawl Elvis Festival brings thousands of Elvis fans together at the end of September to celebrate the music and life of The King. Elvis Tribute Artists compete in the official competition at the Pavillion whilst numerous other venues host their own Elvis events. The whole town goes mad for Elvis and everyone has a wonderful time.
Portrait of a place: Hereford
Pictures from a photowalk around Hereford with friends Steve Gray and Magda Wolna. The aim was to respond to what we saw, in order to describe how we saw Hereford.
Oxford Tattoo Convention
Pictures from the 2018 event at Matthew Arnold School. Thanks to the organisers, artists and visitors.
Street life in Cardiff; observations and portraits both candid and posed.
Pictures from the 2018 event celebrating the LGBT community in Cardiff.
From a set of pictures taken during a two hour photowalk around Merthyr, responding to the people and place to create a personal portrait of the town.
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.
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.