Textured Photographs

A Walk in Richmond Park

A Walk in Richmond Park

A week ago I met my friend Cat for a photowalk in Richmond Park, an arrangement we had made some time previously, but we were incredibly lucky with the weather on the day as the sky was clear blue and the sun was shining. The light was beautiful and warm, brightening up a Winter day […]


Rabbit

Rabbit

Mark and I visited the local Horniman Museum on Sunday, a short distance from where I live and free entry too, which is always a bonus.  Remember visiting the place as a young child and being fascinated by the volume of weird and wonderful objects on display, collected by Frederick John Horniman during his travels. […]


The Tower

The Tower

Another view of the Elizabethan Tower at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, United Kingdom, to link to my previous image ‘Magic Castle’.  This one features three separate textures to enhance and colour various sections of the image, which was shot on a sunny Spring day, so I wanted to warm up the bricks slightly in order […]


Magic Castle

Magic Castle

I’ve been looking back through my (now massive) archive of as yet un-processed photographs, and found this one from March 2011, taken at Sissinghurst Castle during a visit to this lovely National Trust property.  At the time I wasn’t particularly enamoured of any of the photos that I took on that day, especially after I […]


Flora

Flora

After struggling for some time to produce any new work that I considered remotely satisfactory, I decided to step away from my usual UrbEx subjects and try something completely different, to see if I could get some of my lost inspiration to return. These are both two photographs combined, of Camelias covered in droplets of […]


Crossness Pumping Station

Crossness Pumping Station

Last weekend Mark and I visited Crossness Pumping Station in Abbey Wood, which is only open to the public a few times per year, and was on this occasion open for the annual Open House event.  After a lengthy queue to enter the building, we were then faced with another queue once inside to enter […]


To Willie With Compliments

To Willie With Compliments

This image features another of my Mum’s vintage postcard gems, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make something further from it.  The old fashioned captions on the card –  ‘A present for the Kaiser’ on the front, and on the reverse ‘our grand artillerymen like to address a shell before […]


The Cubbyholes of my Mind

The Cubbyholes of my Mind

  Trying something a little different here, in that I have taken a photo from the recent explore at the abandoned toolmakers in Sheffield and combined it with an older photograph of myself from the bandaged head series (used to create The Trick is to Keep Breathing).  I was aiming for something vaguely disturbing and […]


The Trick is to Keep Breathing

The Trick is to Keep Breathing

I made this image a while ago in an attempt to describe visually what depression feels like.  It was done from ‘memory’, some stages away from the depths of true despair (for if I were there, I would not have been able to work at all), the title indicative that if I can only summon up sufficient energy and […]


Viveca’s Garden

Viveca's Garden

  Spent some time relaxing in my garden today, after taking all these photographs for a multiplicity image (for technique, please see my tutorial post), which was slightly tricky in that (a) the wind was quite strong therefore rustling and moving all the foliage, and (b) the tripod was crammed into the corner by my shed which […]


Leviathan

Leviathan

Mark and I went to investigate Cliffe Fort in Kent on Saturday, and whilst I was too much of a wimp to climb over the fence to get in (requiring walk over slippery wooden ‘gangplank’ and then a lumber over the metal pronged fence, with enough water on either side to get one thoroughly wet […]

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