I thought you might need a rainbow today…

This is from my new series photographing lakes. One viewer told me, you really shouldn’t photoshop rainbows into your images! Let me reassure you though, the double rainbow really did appear. This was taken at Rutland Waters in mid October. All shall be well. All manner of things shall be well.

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Exhibition: Seen Through A Glass Darkly

The idea that what we see is not what is really there is a haunting one. Have we misunderstood everything? Do we see what others see? In this exhibition I explore┬áthe mystery of the limits on our perception and the idea that perfect beauty exceeds our visual capacity.   The book at the heart of […]

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The Rainbow Faith of Fairford

St Mary's Church, Fairford, Lady Chapel

I wasn’t that enthusiastic about visiting Fairford Church. I thought I ought to see it, as I knew it contained a full set of stained glass. But in pictures, the stained glass looked rather boringly didactic; endless rather featureless faces. Luckily, I happened to be passing on a trip to the Cotswolds. I was wrong. […]

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The Forgotten English Vision in the Garden – inspiration from Medieval Mary

  Photograph copyright G.Plumb, Virgin and Child in a Hortus Conclusus, Eaton Bishop A young girl in a garden, surrounded by high walls. A strange idea came upon me last year to track down images of the Virgin Mary as depicted in stained glass. This forgotten English vision of Our Lady in a ‘hortus conclusus’, […]

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