Photographer in Dorset, UK
I live in Dorset.
I’m a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), which represents a broad range of media professionals.
Since February 2012 I have been working on ‘The Lower Parkstone Photographic Project’, which photographically documents the various businesses of Lower Parkstone in Poole, Dorset. This is a ‘snapshot in time’ – a work still in progress, although I aim to exhibit my photos publicly.
My photos have been purchased by the public, estate agents, solicitors and charities, amongst others. I also regularly work to commission.
2021 – Awarded RHS Silver Gilt Medal
Six of my photographs were on display at the Saatchi Gallery, in London, from 18th September – 9th October, as part of the 2021 RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show.
The images are from a photographic project that involved travelling over 2000 miles by car and on foot, through six UK counties.
2017 – Awarded RHS Bronze medal, with 6 photos displayed at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
I was selected to show a portfolio of my botanical work at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where I was awarded a Bronze medal. This was part of that year’s RHS Photographic Competition.
2015 – Commissioned to photograph Sir Antony Gormley’s ‘Landmark’ figure, Kimmeridge, Dorset
I was commissioned by the Landmark Trust to take photos of Sir Antony Gormley’s ‘Landmark’ figure, at Kimmeridge, in Dorset. One of the photos I shot appeared in the Trust’s promotional material and has also been used by Sir Antony Gormley, and by a private collector of his work.
November 2009 – My photograph of the sun setting over Poole Harbour was on display at an exhibition at The Town Mill at Lyme Regis, Dorset. It won 1st Prize and £200.
My Latest Work
I had decided not to bother photographing any 2022 Dorset pink poppy fields. Having taken photos of opium poppies every year since 2015, I simply felt that I'd had my fill. Also, more and more people have splashed the locations of the poppy fields over social media....
Are these the first Dorset field poppies of 2022? I was out and about today and chanced upon these Dorset red poppies, scattered amongst the pale yellow rapeseed. It was a beautiful and welcome sight and so early in the red poppy season too. I really hope to see a lot...
Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) growing on a windy Dorset hillside. Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) has got to be one of the weirdest looking plants there is, certainly in this country. Not only that, all parts of the plant are highly toxic to humans and animals, it smells...
Sunshine, steam and motorbikes... what's not to like at Abbey Hill Steam Rally?
Is Dorset the best early spider-orchid location in the UK?Early spider-orchid (Ophrys sphegodes) at Durlston Country Park, Dorset.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...
Pasqueflowers at Barnsley Warren SSSI, April 2022Barnsley Warren is a 61.3-hectare SSSI just north of Cirencester. This steep-sided dry valley contains the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's Gloucestershire Pasqueflower Reserve, which is a 5.3-hectare (13-acre) site....