Projects

“Art In Nature” photography competition thru August 2017 and covering article in Dorset magazine.

“Monaco Grand Prix 2015” Not so much a project as it was fulfilling a lifelong ambition as photographer and a fan of the sport

“Creatures Great and Small” Opened as resident exhibitor at Francesca’s, Collinsville from March 2014

“Art In Nature” Photography Competition

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“Art In Nature” Photography Competition

I have been asked to sit on a panel of three judges for a forthcoming wildlife photography competition being organised jointly by Sculpture By The Lakes and Dorset Magazine. Quite an exciting change of perspective for me, and something I am really looking forward to. Following the announcement of this newfound role as an arbiter of all that is wonderful in wildlife photography, I was also asked to prepare an article for Dorset Magazine, to introduce Art in Nature. This has now been published, and provides the details necessary for participation in the competition being run in conjunction with Sculpture by the Lakes until 14th August 2017. For those who do not have access to Dorset Magazine, and for whom the image of the double page article was not sufficiently legible, here are the criteria for the competition. Sculpture by the Lakes, in my experience, provides beautiful habitat for some of the most diverse of nature’s bounty, in Dorset and beyond, all living in harmony with the spectacular creations of renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon. I urge everyone with any interest in nature photography to participate in Art in Nature. I wish everyone enjoyment and success, and I eagerly await the viewing of all the...

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Monaco Formula One Grand Prix 2015

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Project | 0 comments

Monaco Formula One Grand Prix 2015

This was not so much of a project as it was a trip of a lifetime, both as a passionate fan of F1 racing and as a photographer. My wife, Christine, and I were able to experience Monte Carlo (with which we are familiar at other times of the year) in the style for which the principality of Monaco is so famous during race week. However, and just as importantly, the opportunity presented me, as a photographer, with some unrivalled shooting locations around the circuit. Indeed I found myself shoulder to shoulder with accredited F1 sports photographers. We had chosen three different locations for the three days of racing, and this allowed me to shoot the action from a variety of different perspectives which resulted in images of views of the cars and drivers at work which even I had never seen during a lifetime of watching Formula One. From a trackside terrace in Casino Square, to the stern rail on the upper deck of a yacht moored off the Nouvelle Chicane, the viewing and the unencumbered shooting were almost everything I could ask for. that is with the exception of the position we took on the roof terrace of the Caravelles building above the entry to Turn 1 at saint Devote. From fifteen floors up, not only did this offer me a wonderful perspective of the cars thundering under my feet into the first turn, it also gave us a clear view of over two thirds of the entire circuit as well as simply stunning views over the whole of Monte Carlo and the harbour. A cross section of the images from Formula One, and the Porsche Supercup race, can be found in the portfolio under the gallery heading of “action / sports” or by clicking on the “motor sport” tag which will be seen on the right or bottom of most pages. My bio mentions that motor sport was my speciality during my first photography “life” back in the film days. So in away this is both returning to my photographic roots, and a culmination of 45 years dedicated to following Formula One both at Silverstone and circuits around the world. I would welcome any comments or, from any enthusiasts, any enquiries about prints of any of the images shown or indeed other prints incorporating other drivers and cars which I may also have images...

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Resident Exhibitor at Francesca’s Bistro

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Resident Exhibitor at Francesca’s Bistro

Francesca’s Wine Bar and Bistro in Collinsville CT has become an exciting new home for my work, starting with the theme “All Creatures Great and Small”. Whereas my previous exhibition was all about local fauna, I have been asked initially to exhibit more exotic creatures from my travels, from Cheetahs to Fruit Bats and Giraffes to Capuchins. With a couple of exceptions the images were shot in the diverse locations of South Africa, Costa Rica, Rangali Island in the Maldives, the island of Grand Cayman and Arizona USA. The intention is to keep the visual experience for diners as fresh and interesting as possible. Therefore in the weeks to come the current exhibits will be swapped out for different themes. Forthcoming themes will include “In Flight Entertainment”, a collection of images of birds in flight and “Venetian Odyssey” a departure from wildlife, taking a journey through the beautiful city of Venice and its islands. I am indebted to Francesca’s for inviting me to display my work and to make a contribution to the ambiance of one of my favorite...

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Burlington 5K Run – 2013

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Burlington 5K Run – 2013

View complete gallery for Burlington Run I was honored to be asked to officially cover the 2013 Burlington 5K run on 27th October. This a fun event for all ages and levels of athletic prowess, which was organized and directed by Paul Rochford, president of the Burlington Land Trust, and Brian McNaboe; presented by Burlington Land Trust, Burlington Historical Society and Burlington Public Library and sponsored by Torrington Savings Bank. Essentially I was there to cover the start and finish, and in doing so I believe I have been able to capture all of the participants at some point. If anyone who valiantly took part finds that they are absent for the gallery please do not take it personally. I will get you next year. If any participants, or friends and family, are interested in prints of any the of the images from the event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.  ...

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“Burlington’s Back Yard” Exhibition – October 2013

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“Burlington’s Back Yard” Exhibition – October 2013

The exhibition opened on 2nd October 2013 at Burlington Public Library and will run throughout the month. This is my exhibition debut, and it was tempting to display an eclectic cross section of work from wildlife to sports, and from portraits to commercial products.¬†However, I felt that there should be an underlying theme which would appeal more to local people. This spawned the theme and title of “Burlington’s Back Yard”. The project became, in effect, a celebration of what has led my wife Christine and I to set down roots in Burlington, and an endeavor to enhance Burlington residents’ appreciation and enjoyment of the natural wonders of their own yards and local woods. Consequently, in dismissing a lot of material which has been shot around the world, the images of nature in this exibition were all shot in Burlington (with one indulgent exception). Even constraining this collection to Burlington’s nature was a difficult, and ultimately almost random, process. The twenty eight exhibits barely scratch the surface of a catalogue of over 60 local bird species, and countless mammals, reptiles, dragonflies, butterflies, all of which can be regularly found in our back yards. I still question the choices made, and no doubt will continue to do so. However, what is most important, and encouraging to me, is that the exhibition has been well received, and that exhibits are finding new homes.   Zoom in Zoom in Zoom in A collection of reduced-size images of the photographs which were framed and entered as exhibits can be seen by clicking on the “Burlington’s Back Yard” Tag in the right sidebar.   Zoom in Zoom in Zoom in Zoom in Zoom...

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Sculpture By The Lakes

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Sculpture By The Lakes

I am immensely proud to be a contributor to a wonderful new book depicting the extraordinary work of internationally renowned sculptor, Simon Gudgeon, and the lakeland sculpture park, created by Simon and his wife Monique. I am fortunate to have been able to spend a lot of inspirational time at Pallington Lakes – one of the places I miss most about England since I moved to the United States. These lakes, and their grounds, have now been transformed by Simon and Monique Gudgeon into a truly tranquil and magical sculpture park; perhaps the finest of its genre in the Country. I came to develop an intimate relationship with the environment around these beautiful lakes which enabled me to capture such a wide spectrum of moods and atmospheres generated by nature and its juxtaposition with the magnificent, and highly acclaimed, sculptural creations. Some further images shot at Sculpture by The Lakes Zoom in Zoom in Zoom in Zoom in Zoom in Zoom in Enter Main SBTL Gallery Several of these images have been previously incorporated into Simon’s website depicting Sculpture By the Lakes. Simon has now produced a glorious 144 page book portraying the best of art and the natural environment working in concert, and I am extremely proud to have captured the essence of a misty autumn morning, at Sculpture By The Lakes, which now represents a full page introduction to the book (image above). This book is far more than an overview of the sculpture park. It is a gift to the eyes of anyone who appreciates beauty in both its natural and artistic forms. As a contributor to Simon’s book and a delighted customer for some of Simon’s work, I am unashamedly happy to lead my own friends and clients in the direction of Sculpture By The Lakes whether earthly or published. View Sculpture By The Lakes at: sculpturebythelakes.com Buy the book here at Amazon.co.uk or via SBTL’s...

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