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.
Thoughts and notes about the exhibition Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour.read more
A pictoresque ruin of an old abbey. Water. Hillsides. Sunset and sunrise. What more could any photographer wish for? I had it all in abundance on this trip to Whitby a few months ago, and I am pleased with the photographic results.read more
In my learning log for TAOP exercise 2-9 I look at repetition, patterns and rhythms in pictures, and manages to get myself somewhat confused.read more
In this exercise, I investigated “real” and “implied” triangles as a compositional device.read more
A picture of the flooded river Ouse in North Yorkshire reminded me of one of the conclusions from the press photographer 2012 exhibition: Pictures of natural disasters have more impact if there is a human context.read more
Christmas pictures from Regent Street and Oxford Street in London, 2012read more
Exercise 2.7 is about implied lines – lines that aren’t really visible lines in the picture, but which the brain recognises as such. The typical examples are eye-lines, lines “made up of” points, and movement-lines.read more
Finding curves in the City proved to be more of a challenge than finding diagonals, and in the end I had to raid the archives for a good example of natural curves. Here are four images using curves to emphasize movement and direction. TAOP exercixe 2.6read more
Lane markings on Westminster Bridge, fairy-light covered trees, a Christmas Market stall and a building with a windmill on top demonstrates strong diagonal lines in these notes for TAOP exercise 2.5read more
I went to view the World Press Photo exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall in London. So many amazing pictures. Some unpleasant. Some optimistic. Some touching. Some showing detachment. But all of them evoking emotion and showing a human angle to the news and the world around us.read more