Accidental Photographs

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ACCIDENTAL PHOTOGRAPHS A series made by inadvertently setting off the camera on my phone when taking it out of my back pocket; it ended when I got a new phone.

St. Clement’s Lane

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ST. CLEMENT’S LANE St. Clement’s Lane in Poole Old Town is a path from the modern quayside opposite the multi-million pound business which is Sunseeker, the manufacturer of luxury motor yachts, to a street which evidences life from the 13th … Continue reading

Making It Home

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MAKING IT HOME As a commitment to walking rather than driving to locations to photograph, Making It Home records the same location as the Pathways project but with a more metaphoric agenda. The work resulted from a series of interviews … Continue reading

Pathways

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PATHWAYS Pathways takes as its subject a small piece of urban landscape between a residential area where I lived and a major trunk road which bisects the community. Detailed studies of pathways across this land reflect upon actions resisting the … Continue reading

Walsingham

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WALSINGHAM A day trip for a religious pilgrimage offers the opportunity for the collision of rituals; secular and religious. The Roman Catholic National Shrine of Washingham in Norfolk is the focus of pilgrimage for individual churches and religious organisations. Many … Continue reading

Motorway Landscapes

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MOTORWAY LANDSCAPES The landscaping of the embankments, woods, and fields besides Britain’s motorways and trunk roads is designed and initially controlled by the Highways Agency before self seeding and other natural growth takes over. The trees offer an array of … Continue reading

Open Gardens

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OPEN GARDENS The National Garden Scheme is a charitable organisation the members of which raise money by charging small fees for strangers to view and tour their private gardens. Any garden offering interesting design and planting, and exhibiting individual love … Continue reading

Small Theft Story

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SMALL THEFT STORY In a response to wanting to make visual ideas about presence and absence in photography, I spent six weeks photographing, alongside Scene of Crime Officers, people’s home after they’d been burgled. Instead of searching for signs of … Continue reading