Another Look

I've gone coast to coast, just to contemplate Joni Mitchell - Blue Motel Room No sooner had I basked in the Sandsend sunshine than it was time for me to return to Bootle, where the nearest interesting stretch of sand is to be found at Crosby, the beach where Antony Gormley's work Another Place stands … Continue reading Another Look


“Let’s Go Round Again”*

I don't feel a particular sense of nostalgia. There's no obvious hankering for past glories. And yet, when I look at the images I've shot and processed this week the evidence suggests otherwise.  My daughter Holly has appeared here before, but meeting her for lunch this weekend to mark the end of her 'A' levels … Continue reading “Let’s Go Round Again”*

The Call of the Trail

On my recent visit to Berkshire as my colleague Kevan and I returned from sampling the wares of the local hostelry, I looked up to a remarkable display of stars, which then prompted two middle-aged men to stand in the cold, trying to locate the scant numbers of constellations that they could both identify and … Continue reading The Call of the Trail


I talk a lot about feedback in my job, and how we frequently dismiss the feedback we receive as we experience denial and then emotions such as anger or embarrassment.  Then all the words pour out as we make excuses.  We don't want to accept our imperfections or listen to others describe our strengths.  Far … Continue reading Revelation


I recently blogged about the challenges of photographing familiar vistas without descending into cliché, i.e. repeating the same old shots.  As I was in Birtley today I could see what is one of the North East's most famous landmarks and so the gauntlet was thrown down. The Angel of the North, whilst originally the subject … Continue reading Androgynous