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 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.
I recently found a giant field of Dorset pink poppies that are still not quite in full bloom, and haven’t been ruined by inclement weather.
Dorset red poppy fields have been very scarce in 2021. That is….. until I found a late-blooming, giant field of red poppies, which were photographed under a moody sky, in changeable weather conditions.
The early spider-orchid [Ophrys sphegodes] and the early purple orchid (Orchis mascula). Both were photographed in 2021, in the Purbecks, Dorset, UK.
For the last three years I have been photographing a pasqueflower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) at Martin Down, on the Hampshire/Dorset border. During that time I have only ever found this same plant, even though reports on the Web show there used to be a few more.
Is this the only remaining pasqueflower plant left at Martin Down?
A solitary pasqueflower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) on the hillside at Barnsley Warren SSSI, Gloucestershire. It’s said there are about 20 thousand pasqueflower plants here, so in a couple of weeks or so this hillside should be full of the nodding purple heads of these enchanting flowers.
In the past, having visited only one or two specific areas of the New Forest to see the autumn colours, this time I wanted to find the ‘best’ places. Of course there are lots of bits of the Forest that look great in the autumn but – and this is subjective of course – I think that beech trees put on the best display.