Monthly Archives: October 2011

How “Flock” came about (or thoughts on going with the flow)

“Flock” is a new piece of work and a bit of a diversion for me in that its quite different to my other sheep pictures.  Which is why I wanted to talk about how it came about as it was … Continue reading

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Carcassonne – city of dreams

The first time that I went to Carcassonne, it was by train, with a friend; it was a long day of much bus and train travel then pavement pounding (with two young children) on what was an extremely hot August … Continue reading

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The Power of (right) Now

I’ve just spent an hour or so at the hairdressers, the one and only place where I tend to give myself up wholeheartedly (and without apology) to all the pulp and trivia of the glossy mags, the fashion-lead drivel that … Continue reading

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The artist as opportunist

I chanced upon these cows in August during a walk at Silchester and the whole composition, the way the two cows were standing looking back over their shoulders towards me, was so irresistible that I took a series of shots … Continue reading

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Poetic licence – literature into song

I’m always vaguely suspicious when I hear of a project that involves converting one art form into another, especially if “the original” holds nostalgic sway over me for one reason or another. After all,  it can be dangerous territory for … Continue reading

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Light through autumn trees

Early morning shots taken in woodland of sun coming through the autumn trees just a couple of days ago – make sure you click on the images to get the full impact:

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