The British Seaside

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Island

 

This famous seaside resort was filled with noise and colour on the many day trips my family made when I was a small boy; today things are quieter. Barry Island is variously famous for its fun fare (opened in 1926), the steam engine scrapyards of the 1960's andthe TV comedy, Gavin & Stacey (2007). All are now gone and in the bleak mid-winter Barry, like so many other British seaside resorts, looks a little forlorn. That is what I have tried to portray in this collection of images, using software techniques to exaggerate the effect and emphasise the underlying sadness of life out-of-season. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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