The devil is in the detail

I am not sure why it is the case, but often when I have completed a photoshoot I can’t ‘see’ what the images are like. It takes a while to visually digest what’s there, and see it for what it is. Maybe others don’t have this problem, but...

How do you store and display your pictures?

Don’t leave your pictures in hostile environments What do I mean by that? – no I don’t mean at the in-laws! Too hot? Too damp? Forgotten in a corner? Well here’s what happened to one of mine which is a picture I absolutely love and had mislaid. Sad to say it was...

Oxshott Arts and Crafts Society

I’m thrilled to say I discovered Oxshott Arts and Crafts Society in June during the Open Studios weeks. The lovely people whose studios I visited were so welcoming and kind, and when they said that the society regards photography as an art I loved them even...
Whew what a scorcher July was!

Whew what a scorcher July was!

It’s amazing to discover that it’s August already! We love to talk about the weather, but honestly the hot days we had in July were out of the ordinary. How did you keep going? How did you manage to sleep? One of the things I found myself doing was to...
Chico the Spanish stallion

Chico the Spanish stallion

On a recent trip to France I met a glorious white Spanish stallion called Chico. Being a very obliging horse, I was able to do a series of similar images with a variety of techniques. I like slowing down the shutter to create a blur and in this little series have a...
Mane Chance Sanctuary

Mane Chance Sanctuary

Some years ago I met the people at Mane Chance Sanctuary. Jenny Seagrove, whose acting I have long admired, set up the charity to help a friend who was no longer able to cope with feeding her animals. Steadily the animals were managed, given away and otherwise safely...

Stars of the past, present and future

Some years ago I had an equine photoshoot that sticks in my mind Kate and her lovely horse Jacob were the subjects of the event, but Murphy the famously naughty black Labrador thought he was the main attraction. Kate runs a lovely yard near the South Coast, and in...

Seamus’s shoot

Seamus is a really nice character, based near Margate, and beloved by Judith Quite pleased with himself Our photoshoot Judith received a gift voucher from her family for a photoshoot with Seamus, she was very excited about this opportunity and various events meant we...
Just back from the 16th Century

Just back from the 16th Century

Italy is my favourite European country Since the 16thcentury a very particular competition has taken place between Italian towns. It’s the Palio of the Balestra (Crossbow) For the past 50 years an additional event has taken place the parade of the Sbandieratori, (flag...

Household cavalry on TV

Did you happen to see the lovely programme on TV about the household cavalry? I was very amused to see the horse riding training episode, where several of the youngsters had enormous difficulty getting onto their horses. Some also fell off as soon as they were asked...