I was delighted to receive this letter from Eric at Potters Bar & District Photographic Society, following my talk there last night which was extremely well received, and during which people were saying it was the best talk they had ever had (and one of them had been a member for 37 years!)
Came across ‘clones’ in Wistmans Wood, Dartmoor; very striking, loved the flavour and the way you’d processed the light. Then explored your galleries and saw that you are producin[......]
Well, it’s been a while since entered a blog post here (ok, a VERY long while), so what better reason to get back in the saddle than with a post about my exhibition which has just opened today?
My Mother is a landscape painter, so we are sharing the gallery for my photographs and her painting[......]
This month I am very pleased to be featured in one of the national photography magazines – Digital Photographer, after I was contacted by photographer/freelance writer Dylan Baker who saw my piece in The Transmitter when he was here in Crystal Palace a year ago in order to interview someone else. H[......]
When I visited Venice with Mum in May of 2011, Mark loaned me his Holga and some rolls of colour and B&W film, although neither of us thought to have a run-through of the camera and its’ workings before I went. Consequently, I had little understanding of how to correctly wind on the film, the r[......]
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 with gold[......]
I was commissioned to write this article for the journal of one of the sub-groups of The Royal Photographic Society, the Visual Art Group, founded in 1921 “to foster the interest and advancement in all matters relating to Pictorial Photography”. These pages are reproduced with kind permission of th[......]
I was commissioned to write this article for the journal of one of the sub-groups of The Royal Photographic Society, the Digital Imaging Group, which is for members who use computer manipulation on their photographs using various available software and techniques. These pages are reproduced with kin[......]
Last weekend Mark and I visited the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset, and spent several absorbing hours wandering around with our cameras. It was a fascinating museum, packed full of tanks, and we were both surprised at the sheer number of different ones that there were.
I decided quite[......]
After my success last year in getting my photograph ‘Beauty Ensnared’ accepted for the prestigious Royal Photographic Society International Projected Image Exhibition, I have again entered four images into the General Digital category in the hope of getting one accepted for the show. The exhibition[......]
Had lunch with my Mum today, and she showed me her recently compiled album of vintage postcards, all of which were from the Isle of Man. Imagine my surprise and delight when I came across the one below, of two Victorian ladies posing in a resigned but not altogether grumpy fashion in a fabulous[......]
These 15 images form my panel for Associateship the Royal Photographic Society. Regarding Associateship, the Society’s website states: “The second level of The Society’s Distinctions is the Associateship – a significant step up from Licentiateship. While in the Licentiateship we are looking f[......]
Delighted to be published in local magazine ‘The Transmitter’ here in Crystal Palace, after being contacted before Christmas by the Editor Andy Pontin via Twitter. He saw my Tweet relating to one of my Crystal Palace snow photographs making Explore on Flickr, and Tweeted me with “and a very nice pic[......]
I’ve been reviewing my older folders of photographs on my hard drive, for I know that over time, as I have been taking more and more pictures on a regular basis, I have had less time to thoroughly review each folder and ensure that I have wrung out of it every last “keeper”. As I am forced by l[......]
I have been asked by several online friends how I create the photos of multiple me’s such as this one below, so here is a tutorial. This is my Christmas card 2010.
I set up the tripod in the corner of the room and composed the shot, ensuring that all the places I planned to be were in the fra[......]
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 if f[......]
This photograph was taken on 21st January 2010, in a very soggy abandoned asylum in Wales – I probably ought to be posting it tomorrow, but here we go.
This beautiful bird (is it a Swallow? a Swift? a Housemartin? I wish I knew), lying dead on the windowsill, it’s feathers soaking wet, had n[......]
“a roller skate dreaming of escape … a piano’s broken grin … a wheelchair refusing its fate …
Lost Asylum Sonnets is a journey of documentary imagination into the abandoned world of insane asylums, and the lives once lived within them. Ten photographs by Viveca Koh and ten sonne[......]
I am very pleased to announce that I have had two photographs accepted for the Royal Photographic Society’s Visual Art Group exhibition, which will run from the 4th-29th January 2011 at Fairfield Hall, Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey. Members were invited to submit up to four photographs, and whilst I wo[......]
In September 2009, I spent ten days alone in New York City, staying in a small self-catering apartment on the Upper East Side. While I was there, I kept an online blog, to amuse myself in the evenings, and to entertain my friends and family back home. This is the book of the blog, with man[......]
Help! Trying to decide which of these two photographs to enter for a competition, in the Urban black & white category, which is described as “from a gritty urban environmental portrait to a fine art architectural abstract. It’s not just the subject we are interested in, but the quality of the b[......]
Seen today in “Digital Photographer” magazine issue 98, in an article about photographer Patrice de Villiers. When asked for words of advice, she said:
“Combine naïve self-belief with grim determination, be prepared to make sacrifices to achieve your goal, maintain your own high standards and be[......]