Audience member at the North Cornwall Book Festival

For those with a literary passion I would highly recommend attending a literary festival. It’s a fantastic chance to meet and mingle with writers and readers, with everyone sharing a same passion – books!

Audience member at the North Cornwall Book Festival.

I was delighted to be asked to photograph the North Cornwall Book Festival, an annual celebration hosted by author Patrick Gale. Amongst the delicious cakes and coffees I was able to photograph some wonderfully creative people including Tiffany Murray, Louisa Young, Matt Haig, John Crace and the Reverend Richard Coles.

It is being held again this October, and once more I will be its photographer. Do come along if you can; there really are some cracking times to be had!

Sunshine Amanda

Taken from my personal collection, this is a candid shot of a friend. It is one of my favourites because instead of the focus and grain killing the shot, it adds.

I rarely use flashes in my photography. And whilst there are compromises in some aspects, for my style these are outweighed by the benefits. No-flash means the camera is less obtrusive, allowing for more relaxed shots.


Morning Mists of Porlock

Landscape photography is not my forte. and never will be. There are other hugely talented photographers out there who serve this area with delight and beauty. But occasionally even the most adamant urban photographer can stumble on some nature that takes the breath away!


This morning mist in the village of Porlock attracted my attention because it was mystical and strangely hypnotic. The early mornings are always the best time to catch such moments.

Forgotten East London Sister

It’s curious how the first is not always the best remembered. Titanic is recalled as much for its opulence as for its tragedy, and yet its companion ship the Olympic was almost identical and had come along a year earlier. I’m sure the Beetles would be the first to admit their American RnB influences.

Balfron Tower, East London

Architecture is much the same. In the much-criticised East London stands the Balfron Tower. Designed in the Brutalist style by Ernő Goldfinger. Predating its slightly larger and younger sister structure the Trellick Tower, it stands as a symbol to me of how forgotten and under-appreciated East London is. For everyone talks about the beauty of Trellick. Sadly few talk about the trailblazer Balfron.