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Can you take pictures of property?

I see advertisements quite frequently for property photographer/floorplanners and wonder why there is always a requirement. How difficult is it to take optimal pictures of somebody’s home? Are the beds made? Are the cupboards closed? Is the floor clear? Have … Continue reading

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Photos from Bodnant Garden

Bodnant is based in North Wales and has to be one of the most stunning gardens in the UK, thanks to its varied topography and mild climate. A visit here is highly recommended particularly in late spring early summer. You … Continue reading

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And so to conversations in Bordeaux

There are some people who reckon the only place to live is London and invariably trot out that overused Samuel Johnson quote to back up their argument. Given the economics of living in today’s London I’m not convinced about that … Continue reading

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How a photo can evoke a feeling

I took this photo on 35mm thirteen years ago and have only just come across it. I was obsessing with the scratches- the small detail on the train window – and the grime on a bleak day, and although photographed … Continue reading

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Winter is back already

Just looking around and the trees are suddenly leafless again. That was a short summer. I took this on my pocket Olympus as I walked down the Wirral Way near Willaston. Time is just flying by…

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Urban landscape: Stratford, East London

Professionally I use a large Canon with various lenses. However while trotting around I have started carrying my old 4mp Olympus. It’s light and enables me to grab photos quickly, in a way that my big camera obtrusively wouldn’t.

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One exhibition that is a must-see

A break from my normal posting here with good reason. A friend of mine was visiting London and suggested we visit the 50 years of London architecture exhibition at the University of Westminster. I went, and to be perfectly frank … Continue reading

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Six Photographers Test Their Right to Shoot in London

As a photographer I have been stopped by security men who think they have the right to stop people taking photographs in public spaces. As they represent the people who own the buildings they believe they have the right to … Continue reading

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Stunning bluebell woods

The bluebells come out at a magic time of year- within a few days of flowering the woodland canopy has emerged from its winter hibernation and the light filters through the lime green glade on to the endless blue carpet. … Continue reading

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A sign that winter is passing

Crawling round on all fours on a village green on a busy (and sunny) Saturday morning in February is the kind of activity that will get you noticed. However Willaston is a very English village, and very charming with it … Continue reading

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