Time Waits for No One

Yes, star crossed in pleasure the stream flows on by Yes, as we’re sated in leisure, we watch it fly, yes And time waits for no one, and it won’t wait for me Time can tear down a building, or destroy a woman’s face Hours are like diamonds, don’t let them waste Time waits for no one, no favors has he Time waits for…

Guiding Hands

The people in this picture are all very dear to me and I was trying to show how love and compassion and sadness are all filtered down through the years in a sort of collective consciousness. (Pretentious, moi?)

Penance

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 intrude into the picture….

Small is Beautiful

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,…

War Photographer for a Day

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 he had charmed me into…

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…