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Inauguration ceremony for Floatgen project

Today saw the official inauguration in the port of Saint Nazaire, of Floatgen , the first deep-water offshore wind turbine destined for the French seas. This innovative and complex project has been developed by three major partners : Idéol, Bouygues and the Ecole Centrale de Nantes.

Oscillation – architectural art installation

As part of the annual summer public art installation and cultural festival known as the “Voyage à Nantes”, I had the pleasure of being commissioned to photograph the Oscillation project, situated in the up and coming thriving area known as the “ Quartier de la Création”, or if you wish, the Creative Quarter.

The Mélenchon show comes to town

With just under a week to go to the first round of the French presidential election, the leading figure on the (alternative) left, Jean-Luc Mélenchon was heading into town. I was keen to find out for myself what was behind the astonishing surge in popular support

2016 Graduation for ECV graphic design students

After 5 years of sweat and tears, highs and lows, and endless hours of perfecting their creative skills, 30 students received their diplomas this 14th June. A final validation of their talents, before heading out into the professional world of art direction, publishing, web development or whatever other graphic design related jobs await them.
Photographie couleur artistique, inspiration Hopper photo Tim Fox

Hommage to Hopper

Like many photographers before me, I have found myself, whether consciously or subconsciously, heavily influenced by and indebted to the work of the great American painter Edward Hopper (1882-1967).

St. Edward’s University trip to Rome

I had the privilege of accompanying 24 St.Edward's university students and their two professors- Jack Musselman (Philosophy) & Steve Rodenborn (Theology) - on a "Rome in the Scriptures" educational

Harry Gruyaert – a source of surrealist inspiration

When I started out in photography I felt an immediate affinity for the so-called artistic virtues of black and white. I appreciated colour photography, but apart from subscribing to National Geographic and admiring the beautiful images captured across the world, I did not believe that colour was anything other than the medium one used for commissioned work and it did not inspire me as a creative form in its own right.

Steve McCurry – authenticity and the pursuit of perfection

It was about this time last year, that the world of photography was given quite a serious jolt. One of it's most famous, and popular practitioners- Steve McCurry, a regular with National Geographic and long standing member of the prestigious Magnum agency, best known for his iconic photograph of the Afghan girl, was accused of manipulating his images.

A Sunday at the Hellfest music festival

Just 25 kilometres south of where I live, France's third largest music festival, Hellfest, attracts over 150,000 followers from over 70 countries, year on year. The picturesque town of Clisson, with its Italian renaissance features, and historically the southern most point of ...

In the style of Kenna & Metzker

For students brought up essentially in the digital world, the world of black & white photography is more often than not now, accessed through the conversion filters of Photoshop, and is sought as some kind of creative refuge from the inherent defects of certain colour images.

Hidden faces

When I'm running workshops, most participants are keen to find out what the best way is to shoot strangers on the street. That is to say, without being noticed, or without being ve

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English freelance photographer based in Nantes, France. Street Photography, Editorial and Corporate Commissions, Documentary Work and Artistic Projects. Humour is my guiding force.

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