Welcome to this collection of creative and travel photography, with a selection of writing and& design work. That awkward word “creative” is used here to mean photos made for their own sakes, pictures which might have some meaning or could end up on display. Much of the photography is recent, while some looks back over a number of years.

Photography was initially just an interest, then became a serious hobby, and finally turned into part of my working life. Today I often combine it with a written narrative – for example the ‘Grand Tour’ section of this site documents a five-week European rail tour of towns and cities in Austria, Germany, the Czech Rebublic and Poland, with over 1,300 images.

But single images are just as important. I try hard to get them right in-camera and optimise them in post-production using Photoshop and other software. And as well as collections of photographs on themes such as architecture and shapes, there are also photos here of the English Lake District, and from overland treks in Iceland and Morocco.

The Highlights panel below shows an overview of the main areas of the site. Many images are available at hi-resolution for commercial or editorial use, and some are now available as prints – please contact me if you wish to use an image.

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A 'Grand Tour' in central Europe

A Grand Tour

Documentary and travel photography: the story of a five-week, music-themed rail journey in central Europe. I visited towns and cities with classical music connections: 20 destinations in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland. With more than 1,300 images and 40,000 carefully researched words, this microsite includes nerdy notes on trains and photo equipment.

'Architecture' photo gallery

‘Architecture’ gallery

A collection of photographs from across the site, with a broad range of subject matter which might loosely be termed 'architectural'. It includes exteriors and interiors from London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Berlin, Rome, Milan and more.

Recent Photography

Recent photography

Some current photography in a collection that builds over the winter, plus archives for the last 12 or so years.

Photos from the English Lake District

The Lake District

These photos of the English Lake District have been collected over many years in a wide range of walking conditions. Galleries redesigned November 2015.

Trekking in Iceland, Morocco and Greece


Trekking photos from the wild landscapes of Iceland, from the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, and the Pindos Mountains in north-western Greece.

Image of the Month

Image of the Month

I try to feature a new image each month. It might not happen on time, but I try!

'Shapes' photo gallery

‘Shapes’ gallery

Strong composition; simplified images; blocks of colour. Pictures that are almost abstract, and yet still recognisable.

The Holocaust Memorial


MEMORIAL is a thoughtful photo book featuring images of the Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas – Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – in Berlin (usually called the 'Holocaust Memorial').

Site map


Grand Tour

Trek and Travel


website design by John Sandell
photo: 'Showered' Around Borrowdale photo: 'Reichstag People' Trekking in the High Atlas mountains Hannah Barnes Leading the Chase photo: 'The Pantheon, Rome' photo: 'Out of Line' photo: 'Hot Water'