This Tuesday, my Camera Club is hosting an informal competition. An external judge will critique each picture and award points out of twenty. There is an Intermediate category and an Advanced category. I am in the Advanced category and these are my three entries. For variety, I have selected a composite image (Death of a Maiden), a fisheye image (The Cheat) and a straightforward monochrome (The Fascinator). They’re all pulled from my archives and all have done very well when entered into International Salons, so it will be interesting to see how they fare. I’ll come back on Wednesday and enter the scores.pho

DEATH OF A MAIDEN (Scored 18/20)
THE CHEAT (Scored 18/20)
THE FASCINATOR (Scored 19/20)


Back in 2009, for my degree show, I created a series of black and white portraits which, when assembled in a row, replicated the positions of Jesus and His twelve disciples in Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (below). All the models were either gay, bi-sexual or trans-sexual (as it was then called, don’t pick me up on this). I rigged up a small studio in my home where I had both north and east facing light. My exhibition, called Outside the Circle, was a success and I was awarded a First Class Honours in Photography. The collected pictures were taken to London to be exhibited and were also mounted in several places in Nottingham. I later converted the one above into a layered, textured image, entitled Inner Conflict, which went on to be featured in Photographic Salons in several different countries.