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The Children’s Garden

3 years, 8 months ago photography 0

It was nice to receive an advanced copy of a book I illustrated last year. Written by Matthew Appleby and published by Frances Lincoln, it goes on sale late February, early March 2016. I think the last book I was involved with was on E-Type Jaguars, so a slight departure!

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games book

games book

 

Brent River Park

Revisiting part of a walk I completed 12 months ago – through Brent River Park, Hanwell.

 

Dahlias by the River Brent

Dahlias by the River Brent

Wasn’t sure if this was a memorial or not. Placed on a tree over the River Brent,  there was nothing to suggest why these flowers were there, but it looked quite deliberate.

 

Tree roots by River Brent

Tree roots by River Brent

Red berries of the Common hawthorn

Red berries of the Common hawthorn

Wharncliffe Viaduct through Brent Meadows, Hanwell

Wharncliffe Viaduct through Brent Meadows, Hanwell

 

I have photographed the Wharncliffe Viaduct many times. Wandering around beneath the huge arches is like being in a film set. Maybe ‘Logan’s Run’ …..nature reclaiming a derelict city.

 

Wharncliffe Viaduct, Hanwell with the River Brent

Wharncliffe Viaduct, Hanwell with the River Brent

Wharncliffe Viaduct, Hanwell with the River Brent

Wharncliffe Viaduct, Hanwell

Brent Meadow, looking towards Ealing Hospital

Brent Meadow, looking towards Ealing Hospital

Elderberries (Sambucus nigra)

Elderberries (Sambucus nigra)

River Brent

River Brent

Oak leaves

Oak leaves

Tree root by the River Brent covered in debris from flood water

Tree root by the River Brent covered in debris from flood water

Common hawthorn in St Mary's Church, Hanwell

Common hawthorn in St Mary’s Church, Hanwell

 

From the archives, July 1989

4 years ago cars, photography, Travel 0

Sorting through old portfolio tearsheets this morning, I found this from July 1989. Car Magazine and a Porsche 911. One of my favourite car pics from that period, taken in Scotland, near Ullapool. And I still remember the car being driven over my foot.

It has dated, but it’s interesting to see a photo used full frame, with few cover lines, no barcode…..and no free gift!

Car Magazine, July 1989. Porsche 911

Car Magazine, July 1989. Porsche 911

The Coast of Light, August 2015

I haven’t uploaded many new images from the Coast of Light series for a while,  but these are selection of recent images from walks around the town of Conil, in Andalucia this summer.

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Dead flowers on wasteland

Dead flowers on wasteland

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Fuente del Sol

Fuente del Sol

Wild fennel

Wild fennel

Dried thistle on wasteland

Dried thistle on wasteland

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Playa de los Batales

Playa de los Batales

School mural

School mural

Taped off crack on cliff top, caused by erosion

Taped off crack on cliff top, caused by erosion

 

 

From the archives

4 years, 3 months ago cars, photography 0

A Top Gear shoot from an early issue of the magazine in October 1997. Clarkson driving a Jaguar XJR…not fast. This was actually shot in his driveway, with the car doing about 5 mph and me walking beside the car with my trusty old Mamiya RB.

Jeremy Clarkson driving a Jaguar XJR

Jeremy Clarkson driving a Jaguar XJR

Seed collecting, RHS Wisley

4 years, 3 months ago Garden Photography, Gardens, photography 0

A day at the RHS Gardens, Wisley, collecting seeds with staff and volunteers.

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Seed collection, RHS Wisley

Chelsea Physic Garden

Organic garden and compost course at the Chelsea Physic Garden.

Chelsea Physic Garden, recycled toaster as planter

Chelsea Physic Garden, recycled toaster as planter

Compost course at Chelsea Physic Garden

Compost course at Chelsea Physic Garden

Compost course at Chelsea Physic Garden

Compost course at Chelsea Physic Garden

Garden Course, Great Dixter

4 years, 3 months ago photography 0

A selection from a shoot at a gardening course hosted by Fergus Garrett at Great Dixter.

 

Great Dixter, The Long Border, Great Dixter

Great Dixter, The Long Border

Fergus Garrett leading a gardening course at Great Dixter

Fergus Garrett leading a gardening course at Great Dixter

Great Dixter, detail from The Long Border, Great Dixter

Great Dixter, The Long Border

Great Dixter

Great Dixter

 

Foamlea Gardens, Mortehoe in Devon

A shoot for SAGA Magazine, Foamlea Gardens, Mortehoe in Devon. A brief visit.

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon,

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon,

Crocosmia leaves in Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon

Crocosmia leaves in Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon, Aeonium "Shwartzkopf'

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon, Aeonium “Shwartzkopf’

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon, Geum 'Mrs Bradshaw'

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon, Geum ‘Mrs Bradshaw’

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon, Osteospermum 'Cannington Ray'

Foamlea Gardens, Mortenhoe, Devon, Osteospermum ‘Cannington Ray’

Infra red

Not spring colour, but some infra red images from a roll taken whilst I was at college….circa 1980. They came to mind after a conversation this morning. Requiring the old E4 process, which was pretty much obsolete, even then, it was a bit of a palava to use. And expensive. But turning anything containing chlorophyll bright red, it was interesting to play with.

Woodland, Moat Mount, infra red

Woodland, Moat Mount

Woodland, Moat Mount, infra red

Woodland, Moat Mount

Bishops Park near Putney Bridge, infra red

Bishops Park near Putney Bridge

Churchyard, Bishops Park near Putney Bridge, infra red

Churchyard, Bishops Park near Putney Bridge

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