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In praise of verticality

I’ve always approached photography as the art of capturing reality in a way that is not instinctively obvious to the naked eye. This is one of the fundamental reasons I’ve often been drawn to the vertical format. Framing a picture within the upright dimensions of a 35mm camera, is a compositional choice which creates, by its nature, an alternate perspective.

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.

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

London Zoo revisited

When I was starting out as a photographer I was fortunate enough to visit a Garry Winogrand exhibition and his work made an immediate and lasting impression on me. His ability to get in close, his knack of capturing people's expressions at their most unguarded,
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).

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.

Two of a kind

This is the first of a series of articles that I will publish based on my approach and experiences in Street Photography. As the genre is vast and has no set rules and boundaries, it is easier to look at one's own work and that of selected

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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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