The Ghosts in an Image

One of the key importances of photography is its ability to show evidence that we were here.  Yes buildings could probably last longer but it is the photographs that document anthropological existence most extensively.  I’m quite a fan of long exposure images, the ability to capture time with what is both there and not thereContinue reading “The Ghosts in an Image”

The Power of Filters

I love a good filter, whether it’s doing something fancy like extending your exposure or serving a purpose like a UV filter to protect the front element of your lens.  One of my particular favourite filters is a Circular Polar.  They serve a whole range of purposes which include helping to remove a shine fromContinue reading “The Power of Filters”

Old Brewery House

Along the themes of memory and preservation of history, this set of images are of the Air Training Corps squadron local to me in Portsmouth. 1189 Squadron was a very large part of my life for over 5 years where I was an Air Cadet.  I hold my time there responsible for many of theContinue reading “Old Brewery House”

Redbridge Grove

When this set of photographs was first taken my grandfather was still alive so they were more about gathering memories of this house before he moved out and into a sheltered living arrangement. Many of the images were from recollections when growing up and visiting both my paternal grandparents. In the over 10 years sinceContinue reading “Redbridge Grove”

Sharps Only

One of my ‘stranger’ on going projects is called ‘Sharps Only’ and is a documentary series investigating social tolerance on the presence of sharps and needle disposal bins in public toilets. The idea first came about while out ‘taking pictures’ as myself and a friend always used to do.  While out I needed the looContinue reading “Sharps Only”

A Road Petrol Stations at Night – an award winning, critically acclaimed documentary photography piece

One of my many on going projects has been ‘A Road Petrol Stations at Night’, a study of the non-place and world of the night time service area.  My initial interest in these places came about after reading ‘Non-Places’ by Marc Auge but what is a non-place? A non-place is anywhere we as people occupyContinue reading “A Road Petrol Stations at Night – an award winning, critically acclaimed documentary photography piece”

Further exploration of non-places

I’ve started experimenting with an idea I’ve had for a while.  One of my many on going projects has been ‘A Road Petrol Stations at Night’, a study of the non-place and world of the night time service area.  My initial interest in these places came about after reading ‘Non-Places’ by Marc Auge but whatContinue reading “Further exploration of non-places”