Category Archives: Locations

Articles about places I have been…

A look back to 2013…

2013 was, for me, a bit of a frustrating year photographically but, like the best Hollywood films, it all came good in the end. Consequently, picking twelve images to represent my best work of 2013 has been a difficult challenge… … Continue reading

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There’s always a photograph to be made…

I have recently returned from attending an organised photographic tour in the Canadian Rockies where lakes, mountains and water-features of all types were (rather obviously) the predominant subject-matter. We were blessed (or rather, from a purely photographic perspective, cursed) with sunny, … Continue reading

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Photography: What’s it about?

“Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.” Gary Winogrand. I showed the above photograph recently to a non-photographer and she immediately told me she didn’t like it simply because it was a … Continue reading

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Pick of the year

One of the things I like to do at this time of year, in common with a lot of people,  is to attempt to put the outgoing year in perspective with a short review. I usually do this by selecting up to 12 … Continue reading

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The Larch

Living in Switzerland, as I do, it is very tempting to make photographs that depict the great Swiss clichés of neat, flower-bedecked chalets with dainty brown cows contentedly grazing in impossibly green fields; the Matterhorn reflected in a mirror-smooth lake; … Continue reading

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‘Improvisational photography’ in practice

Last time I wrote a bit about ‘improvisational photography’ without ever really saying why this is different from simply wandering around and photographing whatever takes your fancy. In essence, it’s not very different at all. It is, however, much more … Continue reading

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Why I keep going back to the Gorges du Doubs…

Anyone who has checked out my images (either on Flickr, my website or anywhere else I share my photographs) will have noticed that I’m not what you might call a ‘location bagger’. By which I mean I tend not to … Continue reading

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