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 the 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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Time to go Star Gazing…

A postscript: I’ve just been sent a press release for a star gazing package at La Samanna in the West Indies. http://www.lasamanna.com/web/omar/packages.jsp What a perfect experience for a honeymoon. La Samanna is one of the Orient Express hotels, so I think you can take it as read that it will be utterly fabulous, even though I haven’t […]

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Sarra’s contemporary portrait shoot; a sneak preview

So what is contemporary portraiture? It is a bespoke service that aims to capture women as their true selves, only on an exceptionally fabulous, slim, beautiful day. For some women it’s a useful way to get a good Linked-In portrait, for others it veers more towards boudoir for their husbands delectation. It can be alluring, […]

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Holly and Tom got engaged!

Loved photographing the brilliant Holly and Tom at the Barbican. Holly works in the NHS, and Tom is a doctor specialising in anaesthesia and trauma injuries. So, both courageous people then! They met at Oxford, and have been together ever since. Now they live in Islington, just down the road from me.It poured with rain but […]

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