The Beigel Lovers
London Nov 2012
If beigel (some say bagels) be the food of love toast on…
HBOS Building Feb 2013
One of the architectural wonders of Halifax!
Chapel Feb 2013
I generally have a camera with me in this case my lovely new/old Olympus Trip 35 (best £2.50 I’ve spent) . I love the texture and incident of every day life this is from my “My Patch” series
Love a bit of rust and the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is full of wonderful metal, planes it’s a quirky slightly ramshackle place loved it.
… is closed.: Catford: 2009
If I can I always try to take shot sof things that interests me rather than coming back another day. Especially in London where things can disappear overnight. For years I cyled past the delightfully named ” Electric domestic disco Shop” in Mitcham always meaning to take a picture only for the day I had my camera with me for it to have closed for good. I took this shot of “Discoland” just as the recession started to bite it seemd apt.
Swan: North London (river Lee)
It’s a cliche to always have your camera with you but it does pay off. I took this on a walk with my godson just as the light was failing on a bitterly cold December afternoon. Went for B/W as it works with the dark still water and the shining feathers of the swan.
Saw this lovely cherry cinquecento the other day.
Must admit to being slightly obsessed by this weird gap in the clouds I saw over leeds the other day. It was late afternoon and the sky was a flat grey and yet a hole appeared and the sunset burst through. Loved the way it hovered above with the war memorial outside the city art gallery. My old camera had a bit of problem balancing the light sadly.
I’ll never ceased to be amazed by what you find left in the street, anything from a piano to a tiny toy digger to a Dan Dare water-pistol.
HELL: Crystal Palace Bonfire Night 2009
I loved the stillness of the ride operator and his look of being perennially bored that all fair ground staff seem to have.
Balloon Girl: Clacton 2009
British photographers have always loved the seaside. It’s Britain (England especially) when we’re not on our best behaviour , it’s a bit more impulsive, gaudy, not in the thrawl to good taste, it’s all oddly unhealthy, seedy even. Oh then there’s the feel of resorts when their out of season or on their uppers…trudging slowly over wet sand..
So who fancies a 99 it’s maybe a bit early for chips but do you know what hell let’s have both, we are on our hoilidays after all, let’s live a little.
One of the joys of London is the old cliche that it’s remade anew every day. Unlike the small town I’m in at the moment London seemed to change daily turn a corner and a building would be gone or had been painted pink or had had a giant sparkly stiletto stuck on top of it. Many of shots I’ve taken are about these daily surprises and discoveries.