About My Photography
I am a photographer based in Poole, Dorset, in the south of England.
I’m currently working on The Lower Parkstone Photographic Project, a ‘snapshot in time’ that is photographically documenting the businesses of Lower Parkstone/Ashley Cross in Poole, Dorset. The aim is to have an exhibition at the end of the Project, which will be the culmination of over 10 years’ work. During this time I’ve seen a huge amount of change as various businesses (and people) come and go, and some buildings have even been demolished and replaced.
2021 – Awarded RHS Silver-Gilt Medal – 6 photos displayed at the Saatchi Gallery, London
From 18th September – 3rd October 2021 a portfolio of six of my photographs will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery, in London. These are from my Poisonous Plants photographic project, which involved travelling over 2000 miles by car and on foot, through six UK counties.
This year I had decided not to bother photographing any Dorset pink poppy fields. Having taken photos of opium poppies every year since 2015, I simply felt that I’d had my fill.
Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) has got to be one of the weirdest looking plants there is, certainly in this country. Not only that, it’s highly poisonous, smells sickly sweet and only flowers biennially (every two years). Once seen, never forgotten.
Sunshine, steam and motorbikes… what’s not to like?!
We are lucky in Dorset because we have what is possibly the best site for early spider-orchids in the UK. Ophrys sphegodes is also the first orchid to flower each year, heralding the start of the ‘orchid season.’ This year, I also found a woodcock orchid x Fly orchid hybrid, growing on a steep, Dorset hillside.
There are an estimated 20,000 pasqueflower plants (Pulsatilla vulgaris) growing at Barnsley Warren SSSI, in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire.