A series of images depicting scenes from around Lyme Regis, Charmouth and West Bay in Dorset.
A Devon Village
The village of Dalwood represents a typical small Devon village. It lies off the beaten track in a picturesque setting close to Stockland and west of Axminster. I took a series of photos in January and February this year, some early morning before the frost had disappeared. It was a cool shoot in more ways than one.
A couple of days photoshoot in St Ives can be a bracing experience. I went mid November and the wind blew strongly from the west. The waves piled in and the surfers whooped for joy. Next day the sea was a mess of churning water; great to photograph but not to surf. St Ives is a very picturesque town and, for a meal of considerable quality, I recommend the Seafood Cafe in Fore Street.
Vancouver is a very photogenic city. With a background of mountains and coastal waterways it has a distinctive urban character. In this gallery I have selected some of my favourite images which I think portray something of the city’s unique elegance.
Lyme Regis is great destination to photograph storm waves crashing against the Cobb Wall. Things get especially dramatic on high Spring tides. Come and see for yourselves. You won’t be disappointed.
Winter Storms 2014
Photographing the storms this Winter reminded me of lines from a folk song, The Irish Girl, by Pete Bond. ‘I walked all alone on the shore, Where sandy hordes spread high before the ocean’s blast, Grass ran like lemmings to the dunes high edge, I thought of men like the grass, We bend in the driving gale And scarcely pause to think what makes the wind so strong, Or if there’s a refuge from the driver’s flail.’ The waves were monstrous and the wind violent but very photogenic.
Transatlantic World Record Row
Elliott Dale and Chris ‘Darby’ Walters set off from New York on 7th July 2014 and rowed to the Isles of Scilly 3246 miles away. They completed their epic row in 60 days on August 6th 2014. In the event they established two world records and raised thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). To view or donate go to ‘Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge’. These images are a record of their arrival at St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly.
I have a long association with the Caribbean island of Carriacou. It is the southern most island in the Grenadines. The scenery, the culture and the friendliness of the people make this one of the most desirable islands in the Caribbean. ‘Come! You coming? You go see.’
Carriacou and Grenada Carnival 1968
These photographs were shot on 35mm and 2.25inch film in 1968. I used a Yashica ‘J’ rangefinder and a bellows fronted Leica.The negatives were developed in the kitchen after dark. The images are of Carriacou and Grenada Carnivals. They show some of the people who were out celebrating during those two days in February 1968.
Nature Red in Tooth and Claw
This drama took place in the garden outside our lounge window. The images are brutal. They remind us Nature can be brutal.