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  • Ghosts of Auschwitz & Birkenau

    Ghosts of Auschwitz   One thing that always came to my mind when photographing Auschwitz & Birkenau, was whether I would capture any lost souls. Just to clarify this photograph is a ...

  • Angels at the gates of Birkenau

    Angels at the gates of Birkenau The photograph featured is the central gates of Birkenau Concentration Camp, that splits the camp in two. The gates were open and have likely remained so since ...

  • Block 11, Auschwitz & Birkenau

    Block 11 During my tour of Auschwitz I came across many different blocks, all initially designed for harrowing things. Block 11 was no surprise to me, I had read about it and heard about it from ...

    • War what is it good for?

      War what is it good for?

      War what is it good for, absolutely nothing! There is some truth in that song, this image is actually a photograph of my son wearing a bike helmet and reminded me of a young soldier. This led me to create the image you can see now, Has been awhile si...

    • Find Yourself

      Find Yourself

      Find yourself – A calm solace moment of self reflection, there is nothing quite like finding yourself and discovering who you are. This image can say a thousand words depending on who is observing it.This photo was captured at Hunstanton Beach,...

    • Free as a bird

      Free as a bird

      When I look at this image I see a person who has just let go of all their stresses and life baggage, someone who has forgiven others and no longer holds grudges. Mental freedom, what do you see?...

    • The Getaway

      The Getaway

      The Getaway A monochromatic photograph captured in Poland of a fast moving van hurtling through the streets of Krakow. As if involved in a criminal getaway. The photograph was captured using a ‘panning’ technique which can be challenging...

    • Thrillseeker

      Thrillseeker

      Thrill-seeker Mike Keeley a downhill rider showing off his skills in a woodland area that was built by the local biking community. These boys show no fear despite them stating they do feel fear, especially jumps 22 foot high. Downhill mountain biking...

    • Master of the skies

      Master of the skies

      Master of the skies Master of the skies, a Vulture on the hunt for an unfortunate prey. This photograph was captured at Colchester Zoo, was an amazing experience capturing these birds and the staff put on a decent display. The Vulture Vulture is the ...

    • Pigeon Posse

      Pigeon Posse

      These local thugs are well known on the River Wensum, they are either after your food or depositing their waste on your car! When capturing these birds they literally didn’t take their eyes off me. Pigeons and doves constitute the bird family C...

    • Owl Butterfly

      Owl Butterfly

      Beautiful South American Owl Butterfly, this was captured at Colchester Zoo and not in it’s natural habitat unfortunately. The butterflies are massive in size and very elegant. An owl butterfly is a butterfly, in the genus Caligo, known for the...

    • Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk

      Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk

      Due to Walsingham Abbey’s strict photography rules, this photograph is NOT available to purchase, unless agreed by the Abbey itself.  Walsingham Abbey Walsingham Abbey was like walking back in time, the grounds are kept very well and presentab...

    • Darkitecture, for the lovers of dark arts

      Darkitecture, for the lovers of dark arts

      Darkitecture Darkitecture, the  entrance to Colchester Zoo. This photograph is all about composition and tones.  Anyone who knows me, will know I enjoy dark photography, not just the colours but also the concept. Darkitecture is all about drama, c...

    • Pulls Ferry

      Pulls Ferry

      Pulls ferry, captured on a fine Wednesday afternoon in the glorious sunshine of June. I have planned to capture this for some time now but never got round to it. The building stands out on the river as it is very unique compared to any others. If you...

    • Ghosts of Auschwitz & Birkenau

      Ghosts of Auschwitz & Birkenau

      Ghosts of Auschwitz   One thing that always came to my mind when photographing Auschwitz & Birkenau, was whether I would capture any lost souls. Just to clarify this photograph is a digital manipulation and not an actual ghost. Out of the hu...

    • Angels at the gates of Birkenau

      Angels at the gates of Birkenau

      Angels at the gates of Birkenau The photograph featured is the central gates of Birkenau Concentration Camp, that splits the camp in two. The gates were open and have likely remained so since liberation in 1945. Upon visiting Birkenau, I was astonish...

    • Block 11, Auschwitz & Birkenau

      Block 11, Auschwitz & Birkenau

      Block 11 During my tour of Auschwitz I came across many different blocks, all initially designed for harrowing things. Block 11 was no surprise to me, I had read about it and heard about it from various sources. Anticipation (in a negative sense), ca...

    • Luminescent Larcenist, the light thief

      Luminescent Larcenist, the light thief

      Luminescent Larcenist, the light thief Larcenist; what a great word, simply means a person who steals. Light requires energy whereas darkness requires nothing, humans are walking energy sources. Be careful who you donate your energy too, some people ...

    • The Contract, a mutually respected agreement

      The Contract, a mutually respected agreement

      The Contract   A contract is a voluntary agreement between two parties that must be met and is a legally binding. In the western world it is highly likely you may find yourself in a contract of some kind.  Contracts come in many forms such as a...

    • Bed, if you can call it that

      Bed, if you can call it that

      Bed What you are observing is a monochrome photograph of a ‘Bed’ at Auschwitz & Birkenau. I use the term ‘bed’ very loosely, as this is the complete opposite of what a bed should be. How anyone could’ve got any sleep...

    • London, River Thames its all marmite, you either love her or hate her

      London, River Thames its all marmite, you either love her or hate her

      London     London, you either love her or hate her. Regardless of your feelings for her, London does offer a great day out especially for photographers. London offers some fantastic city skylines, architecture, history and character. This p...

    • The Riverfront Festive Truck

      The Riverfront Festive Truck

      The Riverfront festivities of London The Riverfront Festive Truck,  a bold bright red truck offering wonderful Christmas treats such as mulled wine for a small price. Christmas shopping in London is a magical experience, busy but exciting. There is ...

    • The Bell Tower

      The Bell Tower

      The Bell Tower, City Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom. This photograph was captured on a peaceful spring evening, I really liked the way the spotlight was shining on teh clock face. The architects designed for Norwich an Art Deco public buildin...

    • Constellation, Fireworks in Norwich, Norfolk, UK

      Constellation, Fireworks in Norwich, Norfolk, UK

      Constellation Constellation, big, bright, bold and beautiful who doesn’t enjoy watching fireworks? Shooting fireworks is a great experience, to be entertained whilst you are working at the same time is a joy. This photograph captured my attenti...

    • Boom – Guy Fawkes Night

      Boom – Guy Fawkes Night

      Boom, this photograph was taken on 5th November 2015, at Norwich, UK. I used a slow exposure shooting method to capture the stunning detail and colours in this photograph. There is so much going on in this photo, the colour in this shot would liven u...

    • Gold Dust, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

      Gold Dust, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

      Gold Dust   Gold dust, this photograph was taken on 5th November 2015 at Norwich, UK. I love the colours and detail in this shot, fireworks and slow exposure produce some amazing effects. Fireworks are a class of low explosive pyrotechnic device...

    • An ants very English Rosa home

      An ants very English Rosa home

      The English Rosa   Genus Rosa or more commonly known as the ‘Rose’, could be argued as the most recognised flower in the world. There are over 100 hundred species of Rose and all beautiful in their own way, I think these ants agree. ...

    • Flower in the fog

      Flower in the fog

      Flower in the fog, an unusual looking flower for which I am not sure what it is (if you know please leave a comment). I wanted to create an image that is minimalist and simple, the contrast and exposure helps create the look and feel of a flower appe...

    • Who needs colour?

      Who needs colour?

      Who needs colour? Not sure what this flower is called, looks like a Thistle. However flowers still look great, sometimes better in black and white. Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterized by leaves with sharp prickles ...

    • A moment on the lips

      A moment on the lips

      A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips! Oh what the hell, there is nothing like a good quality drop of wine tantalising your taste buds and running down the back of your throat. Personally I love all wine, however, I do prefer French wines espe...

    • Rose

      Rose

      A lovely bottle of Rose bought at Restauracja Sukiennice in Krakow Main Square, Poland. The bars and restaurants at Krakow main square are plentiful and very good, there is massive competition between them all and they are desperate for the tourists ...

    • Metallica, Cart Gap Beach, Happisburgh

      Metallica, Cart Gap Beach, Happisburgh

      Metallica Metallica, a vibrant and colourful landscape photograph of some rocks at Cart Gap Beach (Happisburgh), Norfolk, UK. Happisburgh beach has been victim to bad erosion over the years and 25 houses have been lost to sea. The beach has a good si...

    • Summer Pine Cone, Horsford Woods

      Summer Pine Cone, Horsford Woods

      Summer Pine Cone Summer acorn, this little Pine Cone was by its lonesome at Horsford Woods, Norfolk, UK. This shot was captured during July 2016 on a beautiful summers day. A cone (in formal botanical usage: strobilus, plural strobili) is an organ on...

    • Find Yourself

      Find Yourself

      Find yourself – A calm solace moment of self reflection, there is nothing quite like finding yourself and discovering who you are. This image can say a thousand words depending on who is observing it.This photo was captured at Hunstanton Beach,...

    • Tech Age

      Tech Age

      Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and now the Tech Age! Welcome to my bright, bold and vivid photograph of a person using a Samsung smart phone. A smartphone is a mobile phone with an advanced mobile operating syste...

    • Alone

      Alone

      Alone, water world comes to mind when I see this image, that bird must feel extremely isolated or at complete tranquility. A Very calm ocean gives the image the solace look and feel. Captured at Cart Gap Beach, Happisburgh. Happisburgh is a village a...

    • Royal Mail

      Royal Mail

      Royal Mail, the photograph shows  an old Royal Mail train which was in use up until the 1970’s i believe. The unit itself is in great condition and can be viewed at Bressingham Steam Museum, UK. A Travelling Post Office (TPO) was a type of mai...

    • In need of a service

      In need of a service

      In need of a service, these toilets at Bressingham Steam Museum are quite dated, however, I have altered the original image to create the look and feel that these toilets are desperate for an upgrade. I highly recommend visiting Bressingham Steam Mus...

    • Wild Man

      Wild Man

          Wild Man       Wild man, a creative portrait in a dark gothic tone ideal for a magazine cover or something similar. Should you find a portrait amongst your collection that has a good composition about it then get creative...

    • When a young girl called Sienna uses nature as her studio

      When a young girl called Sienna uses nature as her studio

      Sienna, a natural model Sienna, potentially a model in the making. Having access to a willing and ‘interested’ model is a blessing for a photographer. Modelling is hard work and can take long hours in sometimes difficult environments. How...

    • Porcelain, strong and yet fragile

      Porcelain, strong and yet fragile

      Porcelain   Porcelain is a fantastic material first created around 2000 years ago in China and is strong, tough and fairly translucent developed by heating Kaolin to temperatures of around 12-1,400 degrees.  The photograph is called porcelain d...

    • The Getaway

      The Getaway

      The Getaway A monochromatic photograph captured in Poland of a fast moving van hurtling through the streets of Krakow. As if involved in a criminal getaway. The photograph was captured using a ‘panning’ technique which can be challenging...

    • When the wind comes

      When the wind comes

      When the wind comes,  this photo was captured at Wells-next-the-sea in Norfolk. There are no effects of any kind on this picture, however the blur gives this piece a look and feel of a painting. The day was extremely windy hence the blur. The name i...

    • Whistle

      Whistle

      Whistle, a photo of a very old steam train, I was quite literally hanging outside of the train window to get this shot. I was inspired by the handles on the side, and had to wait for the train to straighten to achieve my desired composition. The trai...

    • Alone

      Alone

      Alone, water world comes to mind when I see this image, that bird must feel extremely isolated or at complete tranquility. A Very calm ocean gives the image the solace look and feel. Captured at Cart Gap Beach, Happisburgh. Happisburgh is a village a...

Porcelain, strong and yet fragile

Porcelain   Porcelain is a fantastic material first created around 2000 years ago in China and is strong, tough and fairly translucent developed by heating Kaolin to temperatures of around 12-1,400 degrees.  The photograph is called porcelain due to the smooth whiteness of the child's skin. Light is essential in photography, however, ...

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Bed, if you can call it that

Bed What you are observing is a monochrome photograph of a ‘Bed’ at Auschwitz & Birkenau. I use the term ‘bed’ very loosely, as this is the complete opposite of what a bed should be. How anyone could’ve got any ...

The Getaway

The Getaway A monochromatic photograph captured in Poland of a fast moving van hurtling through the streets of Krakow. As if involved in a criminal getaway. The photograph was captured using a ‘panning’ technique which can be ...

Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk

Due to Walsingham Abbey’s strict photography rules, this photograph is NOT available to purchase, unless agreed by the Abbey itself.  Walsingham Abbey Walsingham Abbey was like walking back in time, the grounds are kept very well and ...

Stardust Silhouette – Nature still needs nurture

Stardust Silhouette – Nurture or nature? Stardust Silhouette, a beautiful image of a lady placing a button-hole on a young child in preparation for a wedding.  Inspiration for this photograph came from a technical error, my batteries ...

The Dark Inside – don’t be afraid

We all have a darkness inside, some just hide it better than others The Dark Inside, a minimalist photograph designed to be spacious, dark and mysterious. This photograph was created with a child standing underneath a light source, in a very ...

Darkitecture, for the lovers of dark arts

Darkitecture Darkitecture, the  entrance to Colchester Zoo. This photograph is all about composition and tones.  Anyone who knows me, will know I enjoy dark photography, not just the colours but also the concept. Darkitecture is all about drama, ...

Alice in Wonderland,

Alice in Wonderland This photograph was not initially planned, however, after reviewing the photograph, the black and white stones of the Cathedral floor reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. Present, is my my wife in a lovely elegant dress, which ...

Metallica, Cart Gap Beach, Happisburgh

Metallica Metallica, a vibrant and colourful landscape photograph of some rocks at Cart Gap Beach (Happisburgh), Norfolk, UK. Happisburgh beach has been victim to bad erosion over the years and 25 houses have been lost to sea. The beach has a ...

Two Faced, we all have multiple sides…..

Two Faced Two Faced, we all have 2 sides to our personality and sometimes more, certain people and scenarios can bring either the best or worst out of us. This photograph is a creative monochromatic portrait shot of my youngest son Thomas. The ...

Master of the skies

Master of the skies Master of the skies, a Vulture on the hunt for an unfortunate prey. This photograph was captured at Colchester Zoo, was an amazing experience capturing these birds and the staff put on a decent display. The Vulture Vulture is ...

Steam

Steamy, hot and very wet Steam, a monochromatic photograph of a lady in the shower. This photograph has been manipulated to maintain the model’s dignity and to create the look of someone just appearing through the steam of a very hot ...

Summer Pine Cone, Horsford Woods

Summer Pine Cone Summer acorn, this little Pine Cone was by its lonesome at Horsford Woods, Norfolk, UK. This shot was captured during July 2016 on a beautiful summers day. A cone (in formal botanical usage: strobilus, plural strobili) is an ...

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