Oxford

 

Oxford is a beautiful city and is one of the most visited locations in the UK. For many tourists images of Oxford are defined by the imposing architecture of the colleges, yet beyond this is a normal busy, bustling, living city. With a long history 'town' and 'gown' the two very different lives of the city and the university continue to co-exist. Many of my pictures are taken in the less obvious locations and include events ranging from the frivolity of May Morning celebrations to the sombre acts of rememberance in November. Every city is a place of people and buidlings and these feature as well.

 

Town: City Life - the people and the place

Gown: Matriculation

Town: Light & Shadows in the Street

Gown: Encaenia

 

Encaenia (Greek: a festival of renewal) is an annual ceremony at Oxford University for the presentation of Honorary Degrees. The 2014 honorand's were Dr Katherine Jefferts Schori, Sir Anish Kapoor, Mr Robert Silvers, Professor Jean-Marie Lehn and Sir Harrison Birtwistle. At the same time undergraduates are sitting examinations and are given to celebrate their completion! My pictures include elements of both.

 

Town: St Giles Fair

Gown: Summer Eights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am delighted that my picture "The Butcher" has been selected for the 2015 Members’ Biennial Exhibition, which will tour the UK during 2015. Only 100 images have been selected for the exhibition from 3,284 images submitted worldwide, so it is a very pleasing achievement. You can see all the winning pictures here.

It's great to have an image in the Creativity feature in the Dec 14 issue of PhotoPlus!

 

My picture of a family at Stow Gipsy Horse Fair was selected as one of the three winners in the RPS competition Family Life. The picture is printed in the Decemebr issue of the RPS Journal. Click on the logo above to visit the site

 

I was working at the London Tattoo Convention and hope you enjoy the 2014 gallery. 

 

I am pleased that judge Dave Stevenson loved my picture Bonobo and chose it as his winner in the Photocrowd All Creatures Great & Small competition. Find out what Dave said about all the top photos here: Top 10 and Commended lists.

I was delighted that two of my images featured in Photography Oxford Festival 14 as part of the Selektif competition on the theme of glass. All the winners can be seen here.

 

I was delighted to have a portfolio of images from the Stow Gipsy Horse reviewed in The Guardian. For more details click here.

 

It was a privilage to be invited by The Big Issue to judge "What Oxford means to me". A photography competition for local vendors. Issued with disposable cameras for 5 days and a brief to record the city as they saw it, the results were very impressive.

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