Developing & Printing.
Found this colourful scrabble of words & signs under a rather grotty corrugated plastic awning.
Canonet in New Brighton.
My lovely retro Canonet 35mm was a gift from a photographer friend who is honestly a wiz when repairing and fixing old cameras. Well off we set to New Brighton to see if anything was happening and for me to see if I could still remember the basics of analogue photography. We had a great…
Risking life and limb on grass verges to capture the wonderful wild flowers that grow on the verges.
I have a thing for chairs..
…and I love these retro-style cafeteria tables and chairs. I think the seat covering was once a darker colour but the faded pink vinyl really fits the decor of the cafe.
Salt & Vinegar
When passing a window and something makes you stop and view the scene before you, you then have to convince the owner of the closed diner to open the doors and let you in for 5 minutes, you’ll be quick, really quick you promise him, you just have to get in and try to capture…
The Loneliness of the Hotel Bar
One of those moments when I was walking along a busy main road about 9 at night and saw this image through a hotel bar window. It’s one of those scenes that I have no idea why I like it or why I have this mad feeling of having to capture it before someone walks…
Gilden in Manchester
Have to be honest and admit that up until these last few months I was never a huge fan of Bruce Gilden. I always found his method of using flash up close and personal, shooting the unsuspecting public on the street, a little too intrusive and rude. But have to admit that having tried it…
Homage to William Christenberry
A few years ago reading about Walker Evans I came across another name, William A Christenberry, a photographer from Alabama whose images of the south have greatly influenced me in my passion for photographing random neglected buildings and space. Was sad to read that he passed away this week but it also reminded me of…
Sometimes other people’s misfortune give me the opportunity for a cracking shot and though I first thought this was a funky fake table decoration at the ice cream parlor, close inspection and that sweet milky smell convinced me that it was the real thing.
Trying to stay afloat
Have been thinking and planning of taking photographs in water for some time now..always hoping to emulate the greats and get that perfect image of a sleek body swimming perfectly through the deep clear water… The reality however is a complete farce and very difficult to do.. While on holiday on the ‘Other Coast’ I…
I saw these light fittings yesterday when, after a day of shooting dancers on Comedy Carpet and capturing the finishing touches of a new piece of urban art on a wall in a car park, I decided I deserved a brew. I ordered my cup of tea and as I sank thankfully on to the…
Out and about in Manchester at weekend and looking for one thing found something else.. The bright pink of the walls and ghostly torn drapes made me stop and exhale a sigh of sheer happiness and excitement. How could I not? Well you would too wouldn’t you? This wall, these windows and the fabulous torn…