My view of Portsmouth
We love that his supercool black and white images make us look again at a landscape that we often take for granted.
We asked the artist…
Self-taught experimental Black and White photography of local scenes and buildings.
What inspires you?
Being retired and an amateur photographer I am basically just having fun with a camera. However I really enjoy sharing my photos with others and hearing of their enjoyment in them.
What equipment do you generally use?
Mainly a Leica M246 Monochrom and processed/filed through Adobe Lightroom only.
What’s been your favourite project to work on so far?
I was given a copy of book many years ago which was written in 1899 which was about the journey from Preston to Lancaster on what is now the A6. The book showed sketches and stories about the many buildings on or near the road. I went back along the route and took photographs of the building as they are today.
I produced my own book (for family and friends) which showed the places as they are today with the original author’s description alongside. I was fascinated by what had (and what hadn’t) survived over the past 100 plus years.
I’m from Preston originally, so it was great fun returning and learning about places I used to see daily but never knew their history.
What are you currently working on?
I spend a lot of time in Mullion, Cornwall and I aim to get a photographic diary of The Lizard peninsular.