Ball game

One Saturday towards the end of June in 2006 I caught the sunset over Cincinnati from across the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky… while the Cincinnati Reds played in the baseball park, puffs of smoke and sparks of fireworks in the unusually smog-free sky marking the occasional home run… and […]


Tony Benn, 1925–2014

I meant to post these a few weeks ago, of course… Taken at Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival a whole 7 years ago, with the 50mm f1.8. I think Tony spoke at every Tolpuddle since then, but I don’t think I took any more pictures. I should have taken the 70-200mm f.28 […]


Under the hills of Torridon

There aren’t many more stunning parts of the country than Torridon in Wester Ross on the coast of the Northwest Highlands. The steeply enclosed Glen Torridon, with its mountain river tumbling down from the Coulin Estate, and its mirror lochans like Lochan an Iasgair. Opening out to the sea loch, […]


Lots Road Power Station 1

Over the years, living and commuting in a variety of places, there have been objects and views that I’ve had the chance to shoot again and again, in all different lights and seasons. The current object, between my flat in Battersea and office in South Kensington, is Lots Road Power […]


Autumn at Stourhead

I’m not sure why it has taken so long to do a post for Stourhead, the impressive landscape gardens at the source of the River Stour in south west Wiltshire. I guess I was taken there so many times as a child that I’ve managed to avoid going back too […]


Crossing the Moorfoot Hills

From where it flows into the Tweed at Innerleithin, a solitary road runs up alongside the Leithen Water — Abhainn Leitheinn, the grey river — and is soon enclosed in perfect round and green hills. It twists and turns and climbs northwards through these, the Moorfoot Hills, treading a path […]


Lesser of The Lakes 1

Windermere is famous as the largest of The Lakes in the English Lake District, and in England generally. Its also famously a beautiful place, flanked by the high fells of Langdale and pretty villages like Ambleside, celebrated in verse and on canvas by the romantics, and loved by the millions […]


On the canals at Castlefield

Until May 2011, when I had to go to a meeting in the city, I’d never been to Manchester. I’ve still spent barely any time there. With little time to devote to photography while there, I instinctively rode over to the part of the city centre that looked most interesting […]


Edge of the Vale

In the summer I spent a few evenings and early mornings shooting the hills surrounding the valley of the River Stour — the Blackmore Vale — in North Dorset and South Somerset. For much of the year, the clay and low limestone ridges of Thomas Hardy’s vale of little dairies […]


der Telespargel

Fernsehturm, the television tower in Alexanderplatz, central Berlin, Germany’s tallest structure. Built as a show of GDR strength and to be an icon of East Berlin, but also an excellent example of the pettiness of political rhetoric, positioned deliberately to loom over West Berlin’s Reichstag when the latter is viewed […]