Friday, 26 October 2012

Material World

Bundles of quilting fabric, destined to be part of someone's family history. A well-made quilt can last decades.


Taken around Portsmouth University, I am always looking for a subject that will leap off the page. This young woman reminded me of some fashion icon from the 1970's.

Just reading your message

A young woman, lost in her world, amidst the bustle of central London. I wanted to reduce this image to as simple a composition as possible. It was a spontaneous shot, which I had to crop afterwards, so the focus would be purely on the woman.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Brentmoor Heath at Sunset

An evening stroll around the heath near my home resulted in these low-key images. All were shot with a 50mm f1.7 on an E-P1, ISO 200, mainly at f2 or f2.8.

Ealing Blues Festival

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Lady with Blue Parasol

For some reason, this image seems to have caught the imagination of a few people who have seen it. Maybe its the suggested loneliness of the woman; or the contrast with the parasol and the natural environment. I like its simplicity and the suggestion of daintiness in a jungle-like setting.

2012 Olympics - Women's Road Race

We joined the crowds at LEatherhead for some close up action in the Women's Road Race (where Lizzie Armistead secured a very well-deserved silver medal). The photos relied a little on getting the settings right before the riders arrived, as all of the action happened so quickly. The results are very tight crops of the main photos, but hopefully captured the mood of the day.