Print Gallery

'To Thine Eyes, be True' was drummed into me at uni during every lecture and every tutorial for years! Consequently, even now with all the digital artistry that abounds, I do not own filters to create in-camera effects, nor spend hours playing with HDR, saturation, lighting effects or one click filter effects. I try to keep my post processing to the minimum, let nature and natural light work it's magic. I paint with the light I have at the moment I am out with my camera. I like to keep it as real as I can. Just me, and the way I work, don't get me wrong digital art is amazing, some of the results are very clever and really make an image pop I am in constant admiration for those that can use the magic of digital to really zing an image beyond reality. Just me and personal taste but I believe photography is capturing a moment in time, as it was the moment you clicked the shutter. Darkroom techniques are applied digitally to bring out the best of the light you had at that moment. But never to enhance beyond reality!

“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
— Robert Frank

Obviously black & white, monochrome, selenium and sepia effects have been manipulated into the original image to give the effect of shooting in black n white film.
Landscapes portfolio A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety. ~Ansel Adams Sunrise, Sunsets & Nightscenes portfolio Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film. ~Author Unknown
Monotone & Digital Art portfolio When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls! ~Ted Grant Woodlands and Trees portfolio “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.”
― Diane Arbus
Water portfolio “To know ahead of time what you’re looking for means you’re then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false.”

Dorothea Lange
Brereton's Farm B&B portfolio “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind
The Lake District portfolio “A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”
Dorothea Lange
Elemental Weather portfolio “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” ... “Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” ...
Ansel Adams