Licence to explore – Complexity of the calm

Licence to explore – Complexity of the calm

Wind rustles through the trees; the branches creek with the break of day and the sound of the birds singing as they rise with the sun; that calming breeze; that cold feeling; the chill across your face and the complexity of vision can be an assault on the senses. A complex habitat with creatures big and small, flying; scurrying; running; walking. It can be an insight into a self contained world; a simpler world. It can be a complicated place for any visitor, equally it can be one of the most uniform places…Read more
Licence to explore – Orford

Licence to explore – Orford

For the past two years I have created a calendar of my photos. In 2017 I designed a theme for my calendar in the form of Licence to explore and I started the calendar with this piece of writing.  "We all have the licence to explore and as a child I was encouraged to get outdoors and explore the world around me. Maybe it was down by the sea on the Suffolk Coast or and early morning walk round Rendlesham Forest to seek out the wildlife. In the busy world we live today…Read more
Forbidden coast

Forbidden coast

A lot of the Suffolk coast has been a playground for my photography in recent years. I have been all along the coast exploring and capturing the landscape and seascapes. Shingle Street has become one of the places that I will always go back to. I wrote a blog post a few years back about a trip to explore the small hamlet which you can find here. On the small stretch of coast there were a few different opportunities to capture the bleak eeriness of this  beach. Armed with gloves and a hat,…Read more
Olympus Trip 35: First Film

Olympus Trip 35: First Film

I had a week off in early January last year (2017, I know its taken me this long)! On the first weekend I was in a charity shop and I found an Olympus Trip 35 for sale. The camera in question was 'sold as seen' and they didn't know whether it worked. I had some spare film kicking around from my University days, as I did try and get into film photography while there but didn't have enough time to do so.  I thought it would be best to test it, with a…Read more
reflect: 2017

reflect: 2017

This year has been interesting to say the least. Loads has changed and it has led to not really posting on here. But I couldn’t pass up the chance to reflect on my year again. I think this is the third or fourth time I have done this. You can find links to previous years at the end of this post. I have been designing more and taking loads of photos. So here is some of the things I have been up to. Design I have designed a few things for the church…Read more
Ghost Signage

Ghost Signage

The imprint of the past can been seen all around us when we really want to find it. Design has been a main stay in the advertising world throughout the ages as has using lettering and typography. Today advertising is somewhat ephemeral as campaigns on billboards come and go. In days gone by, the gable ends and clear spaces on buildings were used to advert and sell a shop or a commercial premises. Today we heavily rely on the use of photography to capture the mood for the consumers and to target selling.…Read more
reflect: feb 17

reflect: feb 17

February started with a wonderful cold, I talk about it quickly in my previous reflect post.  I thought I would touch base again with another post reviewing the month. It's been an interesting month, the weather hasn't been great, but hasn't stopped me from going out and getting photos when I've had a free Saturday. I've also designed a bit for church as well. I will show this later on in the post. Also I was able to meet up with some friends from Uni in London. We explored some of the capitals…Read more
reflect: jan 17

reflect: jan 17

I would have liked to get this post up earlier. Recovering from a wonderful head cold and a bit of extra work has been my priority. As January has ended, the chance to reflect is something I would like to do more of. The last six months of 2016 were maybe too crazy, life ran at 100mph. With the hope that I can find more of a balance I thought this would be a good way of  being more thoughtful. Looking back on the month before the next starts is way of taking…Read more
Constable Country

Constable Country

Constable country is so called from the paintings produced by John Constable along the Suffolk and Essex border. The area around Flatford and Dedham has been a source of inspiration for many artists, photographers and creatives throughout past centuries. As a photographer its somewhere I have been before, but also wanted to go for a sunrise or really early morning just after sunrise. The chance to explore the area at this time of day was great.  Without this becoming an art lesson, the area as I said before has been a source of…Read more
The Graphics at Number 3

The Graphics at Number 3

As a designer, looking into the past can often give some inspiration; it also gives a better idea of design. I have already spoken in a previous post about helping to refurb my sister and brother-in-laws house and while dismantling and preparing we came across a number of graphics from history. It was a mixture of old items left in the house and some found under floorboards and in the garage and shed. I completed a post very similar to this when I cleared out the shed last year. Check it out here.…Read more