Signs of Life

Signs of Life is an ongoing study looking at the impact that we as humans have on the world around us.  It will focus on many areas and its possibilities are limitless. The first phase concentrates on what we leave behind.  The contents of tables in cafés, restaurants and service stations.  Whether it is ourContinue reading “Signs of Life”

Taking inspiration

In my world as a photography teacher we have recently begun the GCSE Externally Set Assignment or exam wherein one of the featured starting points was ‘Texture’. Taking inspiration from the theme itself and the artists listed I took along my macro kit for this weekends dog walk. Below are a few of the shotsContinue reading “Taking inspiration”

Portland Castle

Portland Castle was part of King Henry VIIIs plan for defending England from French invasion.  The move was away from the classical huge scale castles and towards strings of defendable positions which were strategically placed to create crossfires and killing fields.  The castle at Portland was built during the mid-1500’s to create a crossfire withContinue reading “Portland Castle”

Verne High Angle Battery – Portland UK

Originally built in the 1800’s to defend against a French invasion, the Verne High Angle Battery sits on top of Portland in Dorset next to HMP The Verne. Although heavily modified during both World Wars, the layout and many of the earlier engravings are still present. The battery sits at the top of the hillContinue reading “Verne High Angle Battery – Portland UK”

Abstraction – Experiments with non-representational imagery