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Welcome to this collection of creative and travel photography, plus a selec­tion of writing and design work. Here that awk­ward word “creative” means photos made for their own sakes – images which might have some meaning or could end up on display some­where. Some of them look back over a number of years.

Photography was initially just an interest for me, then became a serious hobby, and finally turned into a 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 rail tour of towns and cities in Austria, Germany, the Czech Rebublic and Poland, with more than 1,300 images and some 40,000 words.

But single images are important too. I try hard to get them right in-camera, of course, 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 photos here of the English Lake District and images 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 available as prints – please contact me if you wish to use an image.

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H I G H L I G H T S

A 5-Week Grand Tour by Rail

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

Recent photography

Current photography in a collection that builds over the winter, plus over 16 years of archives.

Iceland & Morocco

Trekking photos from the wild landscapes of Iceland, and the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, and more.

Book: ‘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 referred to in English simply as the 'Holocaust Memorial').

Image of the Month

I try hard to feature a new image each month. It often doesn't happen on time, but I try!

The English Lake District

These photos of the English Lake District have been collected over many years in a wide range of walking conditions. The galleries were redesigned in November 2015 and are well overdue for another makeover.

‘Shapes’ gallery

Strong composition. Simplified images. Blocks of colour. Pictures that are almost abstract, and yet are still recognisable.

‘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.

website design by John Sandell

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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'