I've been interested in photography since the 1970s but family and work meant I really didn't take anything except family snaps for many years. I started to revive my interest around 2010 with a project to take a food-related photo everyday for a year. This was fun and, since then, I've always tried to have one photographic project or another on the go.
I'm more interested in sets of photographs around a theme rather that individual images and this is reflected in these pages. I don't subscribe to the idea that images should stand on their own. I believe that the experience of viewing any photograph is improved by accompanying text. This might be descriptive (e.g. where the image was taken), reflective (why the photographer chose this image) or more general musings. So, all my images come with captions, which tell the viewer a wee bit about them or why I liked them.
The images here are taken from some of my photographic projects but I also include an occasionally updated photoblog of sorts.
Like most websites this is a work in progress. I'm moving all my photography pages to Adobe Portfolio, which will take some time.
Edinburgh. My view of Edinburgh where I have (mostly) avoided the cliched tourist views of the city.
A Year in Braidburn Park. This is a personal photographic project that I started in 2021 to get back into photography after a two-year layoff. In short, six images, taken in the park, each month for a year.
The River Dee - from source to sea. An ongoing project to document the River Dee in Aberdeenshire from its source in the Cairngorms to the sea at Aberdeen.
Landscapes without sunshine. The reality of living in Scotland is there are lots of dull days and I wanted to explore how to create striking landscapes when the sun isn't shining.
Created, March 2022.