I had long wanted to visit the Holywell church and well in North Wales but for some reason had never got round to it. So a few weeks ago I went with a Hasselblad 503, tripod and 80mm Planar lens and Ilford HP5 film.Continue reading
I really enjoy travelling through the Welsh and English Marches, that thin band of land that straddles the Welsh and English border …Continue reading
This post is one in a series called ‘behind the scenes’. The series describe how I visualise images and then the difficulties of putting these visualisations into effect as pictures.
Last year, just before the first COVID lock-down in England, I went walking in Sussex with my daughter. One of the towns we visited was Rye in East Sussex. I was curious how it might have changed since my last visit some 45 years ago.Continue reading
An abandoned farmhouse in North Dakota, not far from the Canadian border. Pigeon filth, broken glass, broken floor-boards.Continue reading
I find myself being inexorably drawn to a wider range of printing techniques and , I suppose, pictorialism. It’s not that I find ‘straight printing’ uninteresting. It’s more that there is no such thing as a straight print. Most ‘natural looking’ prints have been heavily worked – (even those by the f.64 wing of photography).
We see a scene and we then try to give that scene an expression. What interests me is how we evolve this expression – an idiom.
This series of posts will examine how I attempt to give voice to some of the scenes I see.