It’s November 2021 and I am in the process of moving back to this WordPress site from a standalone site. As a result I am making fundamental changes which I expect will take until the end of the month. Most of the galleries on this site will be invisible until I have had the opportunity to recreate them. Your patience is appreciated and please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
I am based in Chudleigh, South Devon, and am primarily interested in landscape photography, More specifically I am looking for evidence of changes in the land over time, whether from natural events or because of human intervention.
Evidence worth documenting is everywhere: long walks in the least hospitable parts of the moor can unveil remnants of past industries. Green lanes crisscross the whole of Devon, and they were all constructed for a reason. Their paths are soaked in hundreds of years of human history – but how many people even notice them?
Some of my images have been published in books and magazines, and a few have been exhibited:
Christopher Somerville’s book: Somerville’s Travels, AA Books, 2009, a photograph of the disused tramway near Western Beacon
Dartmoor Magazine article, issue 99, Summer 2010 on Sherlock Holmes’ ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ – a black and white photograph of Nun’s Cross Farm
Walks along the South West Coast Path – Exmouth to Dartmouth – a book by Melanie Border and Ruth Lockhurst, Coastal Publishing, 2011. Three photographs of the South Devon Coast:
Towards Exmouth from Dawlish Warren
Across the River Teign from Shaldon
Brownstone Battery Gun Position
Dartmoor Magazine 2013 calendar – Nine Maidens Stone Circle photograph
Active Dartmoor magazine, issue 6, 2013, Natsworthy Gate photograph
Devon Life magazine, May 2015, contains a 2 page feature on my Devon Green Lanes work
Active Dartmoor / Visit Dartmoor website: Blog piece about photographing Dartmoor
Exeter Life magazine: cover image of the Exe Estuary, May 2016 issue
Dartmoor the Heart of Devon Calendar (commissioned by the Dartmoor Business Network in aid of the Donate for Dartmoor scheme) My image of Yar Tor from spring 2017 appears as the March 2018 image
I exhibited 5 of my 19240 Shrouds of the Somme images in the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, throughout November 2016
Dartmoor Open Exhibition at Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead, 17th June – 2nd September 2017, I exhibited Retaining the Kistvaen – a multiple exposure photograph made near Hound Tor, Dartmoor
The Dartmoor Collective – Water A new zine published 2020 by the Dartmoor Collective. My photograph Dunsford Wood, Autumn (a multiple exposure image) is included
The Dartmoor Collective – A Worked Landscape Second zine published Autumn 2020 by the Dartmoor Collective. I have three images in this zine: The Shippon at Higher Uppacott, Sweltor Quarry and The Engine Shed, Target Railway
Inside the Outside – Right to Roam Journal: Volume 1, March 2021. A finely produced, thoughtful and affecting A4 sized paperback journal of 110 pages, curated and published by the Inside the Outside collective. The photographs all address the difficulties of accessing the countryside in the UK and elsewhere. I have a photograph of Vixen Tor, Dartmoor included over a two page spread.
Dartmoor Open Exhibition at Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead, 7th April – 11th June 2022, I exhibited Pool Below Saddle Tor, Dartmoor, Winter 2022 – a multiple exposure image. You can find a blog piece about the exhibition here.
The Dartmoor Collective Summer Exhibition 2022 at Poltimore House, near Exeter, 26th – 28th August 2022. I exhibited 7 framed prints, including a black and white triptych, for the first ever exhibition from the Collective in the dramatic and extraordinary setting of this 18th century country house. An all-too-brief weekend, but in such an exciting venue, entirely suited to the images from the 19 artists who showed our work. A blog piece about the exhibition can be found here