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Rosebie Morton

3 years, 1 month ago flowers, People 0

From a shoot last summer, a lovely layout in the latest issue of SAGA Magazine, illustrating the work of rose grower, Rosebie Morton. Some out-takes too, as there is never enough room for all the shots taken for a feature.

 

Rosebie Morton, rose grower

Rosebie Morton

Rosebie Morton, rose grower

Rosebie Morton

Rosebie Morton, flower farm, Hampshire

Flower tunnels at Rosebie Morton’s flower farm

 

Rosebie Morton, flower farm, Hampshire

Cut flowers

Rosebie Morton, flower farm, Hampshire

Rosebie Morton showing rose buds

Rosebie Morton, flower farm, Hampshire

Rosebie Morton in her garden

Rosebie Morton, flower farm, Hampshire

Rosebie Morton’s flower farm

Rose 'Buxom Beauty' at Rosebie Morton's flower farm

Rose ‘Buxom Beauty’ at Rosebie Morton’s flower farm

Business is blooming

3 years, 10 months ago Garden Photography, Gardens, magazine feature, People 0

From a shoot on business women in You Magazine on 16th August 2015. On a large feature, several thousand shots often need editing down to half a dozen or so. This means overlooking many equally good images. So, a small selection of out-takes.  The first, a quick shot as I was packing my kit away.

Ellie and Anna at  The Flower Appreciation Society

Ellie and Anna at The Flower Appreciation Society

 

Two more from the same series:

Georgie Newberry from Common Farm Flowers

Georgie Newberry from Common Farm Flowers

Nik Southern at Grace & Thorn

Nik Southern at Grace & Thorn

WC Garden @Vanguard Court

A revisit to the WC Garden @Vanguard Court Chelsea Fringe project  in 2014 for its relaunch as Anna Rose Hughes’ studio.

WC Garden @Vanguard Court, Chelsea Fringe project from 2013. Revisit in 2014 for the relaunch as Anna Rose Hughes' studio.

WC Garden @Vanguard Court

WC Garden @Vanguard Court, Chelsea Fringe project from 2013. Revisit in 2014 for the relaunch as Anna Rose Hughes' studio.

Anna Rose Hughes

WC Garden @Vanguard Court, Chelsea Fringe project from 2013. Revisit in 2014 for the relaunch as Anna Rose Hughes' studio.

WC Garden @Vanguard Court

WC Garden @Vanguard Court, Chelsea Fringe project from 2013. Revisit in 2014 for the relaunch as Anna Rose Hughes' studio.

WC Garden @Vanguard Court

WC Garden @Vanguard Court, Chelsea Fringe project from 2013. Revisit in 2014 for the relaunch as Anna Rose Hughes' studio.

WC Garden @Vanguard Court

WC Garden @Vanguard Court, Chelsea Fringe project from 2013. Revisit in 2014 for the relaunch as Anna Rose Hughes' studio.

WC Garden @Vanguard Court

From the archives – John Cooper Clarke

5 years ago Gardens, People, photography 0

 

John Cooper Clark, Chelsea Flower Show, 2010

John Cooper Clark, Chelsea Flower Show, 2010

An unexpected visitor at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2010…. John Cooper Clarke, who made an appearence at the Tom Hoblyn show garden. I so, so, so wanted him to do this. But he didn’t.

 

Buzz Aldrin, astronaut

5 years, 2 months ago cars, People, photography, Travel 0
Buzz Aldrin, astronaut from Apollo 11, who was the second man to walk on the moon, standing with Jaguar XJ220

Buzz Aldrin, astronaut from Apollo 11 – the second man to walk on the moon

From the archives….taken for Top Gear around 1998. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin with a Jaguar XJ220 at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire. And a most fortuitously placed vapour trail.

 

Coast of Light

Some more recent additions to the Coast of Light series, from Andalucia. This is an edit from a set taken in August 2013.

 

Bruce Reynolds, Great Train Robber

5 years, 4 months ago cars, People, photography 0
Bruce Reynolds, Great Train Robber

Bruce Reynolds, Great Train Robber

One from the archives…..Bruce Reynolds,  the mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery. I came across this shoot this afternoon whilst sorting through a couple of old negative files. From 1997, I can’t remember the name of the magazine it was originally shot for. Bizarrely it went into liquidation before publication, and I had to retrieve all the film from a lock-up in North London…the only assets of the magazine I was entitled to claim back. HM Customs and Excise always have first pickings before the small folk. The story eventually appeared in The Telegraph, probably in 1998.

Taken under bridge 127, or Bridego Bridge, near Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, it is where the robbery actually took place in the early hours of 8th August, 1963.  After the shoot, we drove along the escape route to the farm hideaway, near Brill, also in Buckinghamshire. The use of this particular Jaguar in the story was always tenuous…apart from the fact that the old classic Jag MKII was a favourite car of both good and bad in the 1960’s!

Reynolds said during the course of the interview, that one of the robbers was never arrested for the crime, and that he would take the secret of the name to his grave. As he died in 2013, he appears to have upheld this promise.

Gibraltar – 21.8.13

5 years, 9 months ago environment, People, photography, Travel 0

 

'Toby Cool' the dog in Gibraltar.

‘Toby Cool’ the dog in Gibraltar.

Thanks to British Airways overbooking my homeward bound flight this summer, I had an extra day’s holiday in Gibraltar at their expense, which was jolly nice of them. This gave me the opportunity for a bit of sight-seeing and exploring. I have been once before, but here is a gallery of the latest images. (Click on thumbnails to bring up full size gallery).

Revisiting Old Jimmy Garlick

6 years, 10 months ago People, photography 1

Yesterday I recieved an email regarding a post I wrote last May, about a mummy interred at the church of St James Garlickhythe, in the City of London. Referred to as ‘Old Jimmy Garlick’, no one knows who he really is. As a student in 1982, I took a photograph of this poor fellow.

Jimmy Garlick
Old Jimmy Garlick, 1982

I wasn’t sure what happened to the body after my visit, but apparently sometime afterwards, he was placed into a modern casket with a bit more dignity than a glass fronted case. This was kept in the bell tower. Unfortunately due to new bell ropes being installed after the recent Diamond Jubilee, Jimmy needed to be moved again, hence the email. No recent photograph was available to include in a history of the church.

Old Jimmy Garlick's Casket with new bell ropes installed

Old Jimmy Garlick's Casket with new bell ropes installed in 2012 - Photo courtesy of ©John Sutton

I’m glad he now appears to have a permanent resting place. As said in the previous post, he was stored in the crypt in 1982, and was an unwelcome spectator of  builders working beneath the church. They moved him into a dark corner, face to the wall, so he couldn’t watch them!. I was asked to move him back to a position that was more suitable for a mummy – ie not damp! Moving dead bodies around is an odd thing, but strangely, there was absolutely nothing spooky about this at all. In fact ‘Old Jimmy’, close up,  almost had a smile as he wobbled in an undignified manner, whilst I dragged the casket bit by bit into the middle of the crypt!.

 

Thanks to John Sutton from St James Garlickhythe, for the photograph, and for the new information.

 

The Chelsea Fringe Festival, 2012

The Chelsea Fringe Festival, 2012

A gallery of photographs from my tour of Chelsea Fringe Gardens. The Fringe, in its inaugural year, is a new garden festival, directed journalist and author, Tim Richardson.

From their website :

“The Chelsea Fringe festival is a brand new initiative, entirely volunteer-run in its first year. It’s all about harnessing and spreading some of the excitement and energy that fizzes around gardens and gardening. The idea is to give people the freedom and opportunity to express themselves through the medium of plants and gardens, to open up possibilities and to allow full participation.  Entirely independent of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (though acting with its support), the Fringe will explode out of the showground geographically, demographically and conceptually. It will range from grassroots community garden projects to avant-garde art installations. Our open-access principle means that just about anything goes – as long as it’s interesting and on the subject of gardens, flowers, veg-growing or landscape”.

19.5.12, Chelsea Fringe Festival: The Edible High Road, Chiswick. Left: Devonshire Road, Right: Turnham Green Terrace

19.5.12, Chelsea Fringe Festival: The Edible High Road, Chiswick. Left: Devonshire Road, Right: Turnham Green Terrace

The Bicycle Beer Garden team - taking a break at The Edible Bus Stop.

The Bicycle Beer Garden team - taking a break at The Edible Bus Stop.

20.5.12, First Chelsea Fringe Festival, Floating Forest on Grand Union Canal at Portobello Dock.

20.5.12, First Chelsea Fringe Festival, Floating Forest on Grand Union Canal at Portobello Dock.

21.5.12, Chelsea Fringe Festival - Pop-up Flower Shop at COS in Brompton Road, London - A collaboration between Clifton Nurseries and COS

21.5.12, Chelsea Fringe Festival - Pop-up Flower Shop at COS in Brompton Road, London - A collaboration between Clifton Nurseries and COS

Chelsea Fringe 2012: Left: Deborah Nagan, designer of The Garden of Disorientation. Right: Julia Barton, artist, maker of the Heavy Plant Crossing or mechanical plant.

Chelsea Fringe 2012: Left: Deborah Nagan, designer of The Garden of Disorientation. Right: Julia Barton, artist, maker of the Heavy Plant Crossing or mechanical plant.

20.5.12, First Chelsea Fringe Festival - Idler'€™s Grove - A medieval herber with odoriferous herbs

20.5.12, First Chelsea Fringe Festival - Idler'€™s Grove - A medieval herber with odoriferous herbs

Left: The Edible Bus Stop team. Right: Julia Barton, artist, maker of the Heavy Plant Crossing or mechanical plant, outside The Serpentine Gallery

Left: The Edible Bus Stop team. Right: Julia Barton, artist, maker of the Heavy Plant Crossing or mechanical plant, outside The Serpentine Gallery

20.5.12, First Chelsea Fringe Festival - Garden of Disorientation - Unlikely scented garden in a former slaughterhouse. Wall mural detail.

20.5.12, First Chelsea Fringe Festival - Garden of Disorientation - Unlikely scented garden in a former slaughterhouse. Wall mural detail.

Chelsea Fringe, 26.5.12 - 'Reliable Utopias' artist Elisabetta Buffa, with her installation at Exchange Square near Liverpool Street

Chelsea Fringe, 26.5.12 - 'Reliable Utopias' artist Elisabetta Buffa, with her installation at Exchange Square near Liverpool Street

21.5.12, First Chelsea Fringe Festival - Wish Trees of Chelsea, Dovehouse Green, Dovehouse Street, London

21.5.12, First Chelsea Fringe Festival - Wish Trees of Chelsea, Dovehouse Green, Dovehouse Street, London

21.5.12, Chelsea Fringe Festival - Pop-up Flower Shop at COS in Brompton Road, London - A collaboration between Clifton Nurseries and COS

21.5.12, Chelsea Fringe Festival - Pop-up Flower Shop at COS in Brompton Road, London - A collaboration between Clifton Nurseries and COS

Julia Barton with her Heavy Plant Crossing or mechanical plant. Outside The Serpentine Gallery on her journey to the Chelsea Flower Show.

Julia Barton with her Heavy Plant Crossing or mechanical plant. Outside The Serpentine Gallery on her journey to the Chelsea Flower Show.

Chelsea Fringe 2012. Left: Oranges and Lemons Garden at St Leonard's, Shoreditch. Right: Pop-up Flower Shop at COS in Brompton Road, London - A collaboration between Clifton Nurseries and COS

Chelsea Fringe 2012. Left: Oranges and Lemons Garden at St Leonard's, Shoreditch. Right: Pop-up Flower Shop at COS in Brompton Road, London - A collaboration between Clifton Nurseries and COS

20.5.12, Chelsea Fringe Festival: The Mojito bar at The Garden of Disorientation - an unlikely scented garden in a former slaughterhouse.

20.5.12, Chelsea Fringe Festival: The Mojito bar at The Garden of Disorientation - an unlikely scented garden in a former slaughterhouse.

19.5.12, Chelsea Fringe Festival, Dalston Eastern Curve Garden,

19.5.12, Chelsea Fringe Festival, Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at the Geffrye Museum, 30.5.12 - planting up a herb container.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at the Geffrye Museum, 30.5.12 - planting up a herb container.

21.5.12, First Chelsea Fringe Festival - Left: Pimp Your Pavement - London, near Elephant and Castle. Right: Pimp Your Pavement - Globe Street near Elephant and Castle

21.5.12, First Chelsea Fringe Festival - Left: Pimp Your Pavement - London, near Elephant and Castle. Right: Pimp Your Pavement - Globe Street near Elephant and Castle

Tony Heywood & Alison Condie's underground landscape installation for Cityscapes Garden Festival, at the Old Vic Theatre tunnels, London. Not part of The Chelsea Fringe, but acknowledged in the same spirit on the Fringe website. http://www.chelseafringe.com/underground-performance-at-the-old-vic-tunnels/

Tony Heywood & Alison Condie's underground landscape installation for Cityscapes Garden Festival, at the Old Vic Theatre tunnels, London. Not part of The Chelsea Fringe, but acknowledged in the same spirit on the Fringe website.

Tony Heywood & Alison Condie’s underground landscape installation 

 

 

 

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