If you go down to the woods today…

I’ve been making a series ‘An Industrial Landscape’ and some of the images will be on show in the Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green during April in the ‘Viewpoints’ exhibition along with other Rooftop Collective photographers and invited artists who are responding to our work. Consuelo Simpson is responding to my work and I keen to […]

Good Weather

These troughs that keep hitting us are beginning to get on top of my shooting schedule. Dear Lord, did we have some grim stuff over the weekend. I felt for people working at sea as I knocked up dinner for our guests on Saturday night. It is not that often the forecast starts with ‘There […]

Back on location, and a bitterly cold one at that

I have vegetated of late, not in a totally senseless coach potato sort of way but nevertheless still vegetative when compared to my normal MO. Christmas came and went and I got stuck into the post production work on the 20 latent images referred to in my last post. That was very productive and so […]

Latent images

I have been otherwise distracted of late what with work then the Christmas/New Year break complete with inappropriate large format weather systems, so it was a relief to gather 20 latent images back from the lab this week. I had forgotten how long ago November was but I was delighted to get these two images […]

Ways of nature

October was a relatively quiet month for me in photographic terms. The large format gear did not see the light of day on account of inconvenient times for low tide and singularly inclement weather. Far too much wind and rain. A week ago Monday I was up and out before sunrise, much more civilised this […]

Have I cured myself?

Hot from the the run down to Cornwall and back I was eager to get out with the Ebony as a High had settled over the East. Previously I had reported the sighting of a Kingfisher as I made some large format work on 25th August and as a result had spent several hours getting […]

The early bird gets the worm

With a Bank Holiday weekend fast approaching with a sequence of depressions hurtling like a magnet towards to the UK, the forecast for this morning was nigh on perfect for some large format work but, and there always is a but, low tide was not due at Cattawade Creek until 0830. The forecast for Monday […]

From full steam ahead to my vessel is stopped in the water

Last week I stood down from a voluntary role that I have held for 7 years. The only analogy I can allude to is a maritime one. Many years ago I plied my trade patrolling the waters of the UK mainland in a quest to prevent smuggling of people and contraband. They were exciting times […]

The Greening

I was out and about at 0430 last Sunday in my quest to capture both the ultra low tide on the Stour and the rapidly disappearing industrial complex at Cattawade. Now that I know the site will be a railway depot servicing new Swiss trains for Greater Anglia there is no time to waste. Everyone […]

Estuarine Mud

I have written here before about my rather too many years of commuting by rail into the smoke and the highlight of my journey being the approach to Manningtree from the North. I still marvel at the presence of fragile and very rare salt-marsh so close to a toxic factory site at Cattawade. I have […]