Imaginary VisionsPhoto gallery and blog
Imaginary Visions is about my love for photography. Here you will find an eclectic portfolio, split into galleries with each focusing on a separate subject. Please have a browse. You will find pretty landscapes and rigid architecture, beautiful (or handsome) models, strange imaginary creatures reflected in smoke, musicians, sunsets, puppies, snapshots and crap shots.
Please check out the blog with posts covering a wide ranging set of photo related subjects. You might come across carefully constructed still lives, technical experiments, equipment reviews, philosophical tirades, thoughts about photo books and exhibitions or simply blog posts about individual pictures or photo shoots. Some of it will be imaginative, and some will appear random, for the collection is driven by curiosity and shaped by a changing, arbitrary focus. This is by chance rather than design.
Talented make-up artist Dorota covered Marie Jean in gold coloured body paint, A group photo shoot with a difference, not least due to the reflectiveness of the paint.read more
Friday 6th April 2018 arrived after months of anticipation. It was the Friday of Mark and Jenni's charity ball, this time held at the RUSCC club in Romford. I was fortunate enough to be there with the camera, capturing a few shots during the setup and evening. You've...read more
Rather than sit in an airport hotel and get bored, I spent the evening plane spotting. The hoped-for plane-against-dramatic-sunset picture didn’t materialise, but it was a good evening nonetheless.read more
While being away with the caravan I thoroughly enjoyed two very different photography books: Photographing Shadow and Light by Joey L. and Studio Anywhere by Nick Fancherread more
Pictures from York Symphonic Orchestra’s 8th annual Chamber Concert at York Unitarian Chapel.read more
Feedback from my tutor for my TAOP Assignment 3.read more
In this exercise I’m looking at how the colour temperature of sunlight changes between mid-day and sunset.read more
There is nothing wrong with Exploring Color Photography, and there is a lot of things right about it. It just feels like Robert Hirsch has taken a general photography manual and added the word color [sic] to every other heading, just like a house-owner looking to make a quick sale will get the decorator in to give all the walls a quick lick of magnolia. On the plus side, the book is lavishly illustrated with a large selection of beautiful (color) photographs.read more
This assignment is all about colour. Harmonious, contrasting, complementary, accents, design, filtering, adding and subtracting, etc. I sometimes describe myself as a bit of a colour-holic, and here present 16 colourful pictures with commentaries on composition, balance and movement.read more
In this exercise, I look at black and white conversions of a colour photograph, and how to change the tones in the picture.read more