Bring in the clowns …

… well, there ought to be clowns, no? Meet Martyn and Mason, admittedly not quite your usual fun-filled entertainers, and perhaps more the stuff of nightmares than likely to raise a chuckle, but – you know – I think they’re more likely to stick in your mind than the last time you saw clowns at a circus. Just don’t upset them …..

Steampunk / Gothic Day Out

A recent shoot at Studio 3 by Severn … as well as being hugely enjoyable, it yielded an initial six acceptances into FIAP International Salons … and, hopefully more to come when I get my computer head back on in 2019.

The Bravest Beagle

This is Vinnie, the Beagle. I met Vinnie and his owner at Skylarks Nature Reserve. When they walked along behind us, Vinnie shied away from Jan’s mobility scooter and I commented that dogs often did that. But the real explanation was actually heart-breaking. Vinnie had spent the first three years of his life in a laboratory in France and been with his new owner…

First-ever Talk

Posted on September 15, 2018 I gave my first-ever talk about my photographs at Keyworth Camera Club this week. It was a good evening – I was made welcome by a crowd of friendly people, who gave me the following review. I am still smiling at the memory. September 13th saw Jacqui Jay Grafton EFIAP/s DPAGB BPE5* give us her presentation New Tricks and it…

Penance

Posted on April 27, 2018 This is Mason, a toughie on the football field and confident enough to pose naked, knowing the finished photographs would be exhibited internationally. My aim was to create a loose interpretation of Atlas, bearing the world on his shoulders. So far so good. To spare my female blushes, his fiancee was on hand to make sure no dangly bits would…

Small Things

Two things happened to me a little while ago.One was quite a small thing by usual standards, but it was rather lovely.The second thing was quite major and upsetting.I let the major thing dominate my mind.And it grew …The same morning, we were diverted from the scene of an accident where a woman died.And I thought, “You’re 71, you might live to 100, you…

Lunch with Albert

When I first began to forget the names of things (apparently the first thing to go is proper nouns) I swore I would never resort to ‘whatchamacallit’ and ‘thingymajig’; even if it meant a pause in the conversation, I would just wait until the word came. That worked for a while and then the next stage appeared – the word would come to mind…

War Photographer for a Day

Posted on August 14, 2015 With an afternoon to spare recently, we drove down to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. I had some specific areas I wanted to see (it’s much too big to see everything in one day) but our plans went awry within 20 minutes of arriving when Brian Wallis, an RAF veteran of the Falkland Islands campaign, spotted my camera. Within minutes…