OUT OF EDEN
We are incredibly fortunate when it comes to accessing plants for photography today. This is a series of images from the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. [...]
November 13, 2019
A HOUSE IN DECLINE
Calke Abbey in Derbyshire has the sense of a place that was once a hive of activity, but that has since diminished almost to the point of being on the verge of collapse in places. [...]
November 06, 2019
THE WORTH OF WATER
As with another recent industrial heritage project on gas works, I was drawn by the interplay of light, in this case both natural and artificial, with the metalwork and grease of the the massive engines. The magnificence of these engines and the beauty of their design and detail are a remarkable record of the importance given […]
October 08, 2019
GAS WORKS
A photographic project inspired by visits to two of the three preserved traditional gas works in the UK: at Biggar in Lanarkshire, Scotland and Fakenham in Norfolk, England. Once a common feature of most towns, gasworks such as these produced coal gas for more than 130 years. There is often an unlikely beauty in industrial […]
September 09, 2019
BORDER ABBEYS
I only came to appreciate the full magnificence and grandeur of the ruined Abbeys of the Scottish Borders on a recent visit, drawn there by 19th century paintings by J.M.W. Turner and early photographs by Henry Fox Talbot. However, taking the time to look at the ruins was both inspirational and moving. [...]
September 09, 2019
BOTANICALS
Henry Fox Talbot once wrote to his friend, the astronomer Sir John Herschel, asking him for any spare bulbs he might have to practice his new technique that he called ‘photographic drawing’ a technique he believed would be of great help to botanists. Herschel came up with a name that stuck – photography. A series of […]
August 11, 2019
THE LAST TOWNSHIP
I photographed Auchindrain (Gaelic: Achadh an Droighinn) on a typically dull and wet day during a visit to the West Highlands of Scotland in June 2019. Now a working museum, it is the only township to have survived substantially intact from the many hundreds that once existed across Scotland.[...]
July 18, 2019
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