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.
Between Eype and Lyme Regis lies Westhay Farm, on the Golden Cap Estate. In the care of the National Trust, this area is managed via an organic tenancy agreement.
This year I was lucky enough to find several lovely Dorset bluebell woods. In previous years, for one reason or another, I’ve missed ‘bluebell season’. 2023 has certainly been a great year for bluebells.
2023 doesn’t seem to be a good year for wild-growing pasqueflowers. At Therfield Heath, in Hertfordshire, compared to last year there are barely any flowers at all. That’s the thing though, a good year is often followed by a bad year. At Martin Down NNR there was one magnificent specimen though, growing all on its own.
Not far from Newbury, in Berkshire, is a 3-hectare meadow that hosts Britain’s largest display of wild crocuses. This is ‘Inkpen Crocus Field’, which explodes in colour each spring with an estimated 400,000 purple and white flowers.
The Landmark Trust Open Day at Dunshay Manor, Harman’s Cross, Swanage, Dorset (September 2022).
On 15th September I made a trip to London to see the memorial flowers for the Queen at Green Park, which is adjacent to Buckingham Palace. Huge numbers of flowers have been placed there by the public and, as I write this, they continue to be.