Photographs that changed the world…

… well, not the world maybe but certainly important for me.

El Borne

Going back through my archives to find an image, I found that a small number of pictures stood out as having marked a change of direction in what I was trying to do with my photography, and also in what I was ‘seeing’. A landmark, if you like, in personal development. This pic shouted at me as I walked past, one of those rare occasions when the image composes itself and you don’t need to work a scene.

It contains a number of elements that I followed-up in later work: foliage in an urban setting; an interest in narrative – something I’ve pursued since by using diptychs – ; and an element of the anthropomorphic, a forerunner for this image, with it’s snake-like corrugated metal entering the arena……

From ‘Works’

Olympic Village

Olympic Village, looking inlandOlympic village looking towards one of Barcelona’s ‘Twin Towers’Olympic Village - Polica Horse training school in the background

When Barcelona hosted the Olympics, whole sections of the city were pulled down and redevloped. The part of the Olympic Village that borders the beach is essentially Tourist City, but behind the frontline are different kinds of spaces.


The last nine months have been a very fallow time for me. Far too much effort and far too many hours doing the boring stuff needed to pay the bills.

The good news is that I now have space to work on my photography on a regular basis.

My webpage has become unwieldy. I now need to pay someone to redesign it. I also need to buy more webspace! So, rather than wait for completed projects and a redesign, I’ve decided to share my ongoing work in the format of a blog. I’m going to be working on a number of projects simultaneously but posting the images as they happen. I’m also going to post pics I just happen to like. In other words, a totally out-of-context presentation of images.

If this happens to initially look like a guy just walking around with a camera having fun, rather than a deeper exploration of a topic, so much the better!


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