I've been a keen photographer since acquiring my first camera - a Soviet-era Zenit SLR - back in my early 20's. Since then I saw my equipment bag swell to hold multiple camera bodies & lenses, boxes of filters, tripods & stands, and all the other associated gubbins before eventually letting it all go - I traded the whole lot for a simple digital point & shoot in 2006 and have relied purely on iPhones since around 2010. Here are a few selections from my photo library.
The pandemic lockdown restrictions of 2020 ironically sent me out to explore my local area on foot. With my ever-present phone I watched the seasons change during Lockdown 2020.
On a chill January evening I took a stroll to capture images of the Misty riverside.
Ever since camera phones have produced (reasonably) good quality pictures I've enjoyed the convenience of nearly always having one to hand when life presents me with interesting scenes. In fact the vast majority of my photos are attempts to capture Street life in its varied forms.
A wonderful feature of the iPhone camera (and, I suspect, most modern phones) is the panorama shot, where the software 'stitches together' a slow movement of the device into one wide picture. Not only does it give you huge, sweeping vistas but the wide-angle effect can lead to interesting visual distortions. There are lots of examples of my Panoramas.
Digital cameras often produce unexpected and/or interesting results when pushed beyond their normal operation. I particularly like using them in Low light conditions.
Pointing your camera towards the sun is one of the first things I was told not to do when first starting to take photographs. Naturally I decided to see what happens and found a lot of the results interesting. Here are some examples of my pictures taken with this Contre-jour technique.
For eighteen months I commuted into Bristol for work and on most days this involved catching an early train. Standing on the platform I often found something catching my eye while waiting for the 06:53 from Bradford on Avon.
In 2014 I began the process of buying an off-plan house, one that had not yet been built. Pictures of the construction & fitting are in Homebuilding.
A picture is worth a thousand words but sometimes one or two more can make a big difference. Here are some photos featuring Words.
In my 20's I had an unorthodox approach to portrait photography, I've collected some of the results onto a page of Portraits.
The autumn of 2013 saw me in North Wales and while there I took some pictures of A grey day in Snowdonia.
Pictures from a flying visit to Milan in 2009.
During my early 30's I took a lot of photographs of Graveyard people - statues in graveyards. Not as morbid as it sounds!