Just testing out the newly updated Photoshelter for uploading and tagging – it’s all quite different and I’m not sure I like it at the moment, but I think that’s more from the irritation of unfamiliarity than anything else, and I will doubtless soon become used to the new set up.
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I am a member of the UE Magazine online community, where urban explorers can share images and stories of their adventures, and meet like-minded people from around the world. In November 2011, around Thanksgiving, I entered a few photos for the First Annual Turkey Shoot Explorers Contest, which was[......]
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[......]
The flying fish was shot during my recent visit to the Horniman Museum, the eye was painted on a wall in the partially forsaken village of Doel in Belgium, the the background is Manor House B. The image is ten layers composited together, five of these being to create the border using textures and d[......]
The the pipes next to the control room at ECVB abandoned powerstation. Not much to say about this one, except that I wanted to make the image my own in terms of style, and for it to be a bit different from the others out there. Large scale is not really my ‘thing’, I always prefer the smaller deta[......]
Here I am in a borrowed hard hat at the museum attached to the abandoned ECVB powerplant in Belgium. It was completely un-vandalised which was refreshing to witness, and all the crumbliness around me was simply the[......]
A more traditional shot from ECVB abandoned powerplant in Belgium, in that it is large-scale, features a turbine and looks properly ‘industrial’. The turbine hall was massive and difficult to photograph in a way that did justice to the scale of the place, and I did take a couple of panoramas wi[......]
Here’s the first one from my visit to ECVB powerplant in Belgium with Mark last month, and not the shot that most people would take while they are there but those of you that know me will understand that this is more ‘up my street’ than the ‘big industrial’ shots. Of course, I do have some 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[......]
This image from West Park Asylum is actually two images stitched together, although they weren’t shot as a panorama at the time. The first photo included the window, wheelchair and part of the corridor, but it was missing the Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck murals which were set slightly behind me[......]
This was taken in March at Manor House ‘B’ in Norfolk, in the very dilapidated kitchen. I loved the cool winter light illuminating the green bottles, to form this grubby still life where the mice would surely feel at home….
This is two shots blended using layers and masks in Photoshop, one[......]
Shot at the wonderful and fascinating abandoned toolmakers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, I was immediately drawn to this pair of windows with the grubby lace curtain reflected in the mirror lying on its’ side, and by the other objects scattered here, bathed in subtle light from the muted sky. [......]
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 so[......]
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[......]
Some more work from Phlegm from the first weekend, shot in the burnt out sports hall which featured three of his massive pieces. This one was floor to ceiling, making full use of the space available, and obviously far taller than me. In this regard, I was pleased that I had hefted along my 70-[......]
More work from the wonderfully imaginative Phlegm, all shot in the same abandoned building in Sheffield, a rotting hulk with lethal floors and bare-boned ceilings, looking as if they would shed metal and tiles on our heads at any moment. I have used various filters and textures here to enhanc[......]
This building was potentially tricky to get into, as it had been very thoroughly boarded up and there was no possibility of getting in through a window or door. However, thanks to Mark’s excellent folding ladder we were able to gain access through the open roof space, in order to photograph these[......]
These are photos of work by Rocket01, whose talent speaks for itself and needs no further input from me …… Also a little input from Faunagraphic in the top photograph as well.
Shot in abandoned buildings in Sheffield, South Yorkshire at the weekend.
This was taken in the final location of our day trip to Sheffield, in a rather lethal building with rotten floors that felt squishy underfoot, but worth the danger as it was full of wonderful work from Phlegm, who had obviously had plenty of time to work undisturbed. Mark and I have our joint pho[......]
Another older image from Talgarth Asylum. Was initially a bit disenchanted with this image when I created it, but a couple of days later it looks okay, if not particularly exciting. I’m finding it really hard to be creative at the moment, and not at all inclined to take new photographs, which[......]
This is quite an old photograph taken at Talgarth Asylum in Wales during January 2010. It was very cold and incredibly damp in there – I don’t think I had ever been anywhere so resolutely soggy – and everything was warping, cracking, peeling, mouldering and rotting, including this magnificent o[......]
This is an image I created a couple of months ago, but at the time it didn’t pass my high ‘quality control’ standards, not quite coming together in the way that I envisioned, and was in any case feeling too down about my work to believe that it had any potential whatsoever. Today decided that I[......]
It’s been a while since I posted anything here, still struggling with creativity and low mood, now at the stage where I think everything I do is not good enough, and never will be. Hmmmm – not a very good place to be, hoping it won’t be too long before it all comes back and I can feel some enthu[......]
Been absent from here for a while – I was becoming disheartened with my work which was leading to Serious Gloom, and really needed a break from the computer – still feeling this way to be honest, but felt it was important to try working on an image and getting it posted.
So not really ‘feelin[......]