Photographer in Dorset, UK
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, churches 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
Dorset Red Poppies In Autumn Yesterday, I was driving home after photographing autumn colours in Dorset woodland when I spotted a red poppy field. Since it's mid-November, this was amazing. I was compelled to find somewhere to park, and walked back to take a better...
Arts By The Sea Festival 2023 PORTAL stands 15m high and is a large-scale art installation commissioned for Arts by the Sea festival, at Bournemouth. PORTAL was designed by award-winning Lucid Creates to evoke awe and wonder, with lights that move and shift, to create...
Opium poppies (Papaver somniferum) have a long and complex history, with their cultivation dating back thousands of years. Dorset's 'pink poppies' do well in our favourable climate and fertile soil, which is an ideal location for growing these delicate flowers. The...
Harry Paye Pirate Day 2023 was organised by the Pirates of Poole and supported by BCP Tourism. The June 17th event started at noon with the firing of cannons and a parade of pirates.
Spring has arrived in Poole Park. The once-dormant trees have awakened from their wintry slumber, flowers are unfolding and the gentle rays of the sun play upon the Park's lakes. I do love this time of year because there's something very special about it: it feels as...
Sunday, May 21, 2023 The 2023 Bournemouth and Poole Distinguished Gentleman's Ride was one of the biggest rides in the UK, with 941 motorcycle riders taking part. This annual ride is the world's largest charitable on-road event, uniting classic and vintage-styled...