At the still point of the turning world ... there the dance is ... and there is only the dance.
T.S. Eliot: Burnt Norton
There are only moments.
Each moment encapsulates everything that has gone before and all that may unfurl.
Everything is fleeting. Everything is connected.
We each have our own viewpoint, our own perceptions. We each make our own moments.
Now retired, my background is in the physical sciences. I have no formal training in photography, though much of my career involved the use of optical and electron microscopes and I think that continues to influence the way in which I see and record the world. I tend to be looking for structure, patterns, connections – things which are indicative of some sort of process and the passage of time. To that end, I generally focus on detail in the landscape rather than the wider view.
About the images:
Recent Work: All new images from the past 2 years or so — woodlands and coastal — are shown in this gallery; last updated Sept 2023.
Shorelines: This gallery includes a set of wave images and two sand patterns from the Assynt region of NW Scotland. The remaining images are from various locations in the UK, including Wester Ross and the south coasts of England and Wales.
Down Along the Cove: An ongoing series of images of coastal rock formations from Devon and Cornwall.
Earthworks: Images from locations close to the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire.
Woodlands: Images are arranged seasonally, beginning with autumn in the Cairngorms and Glen Affric. Other images are from woodlands local to me, including Badbury in Oxfordshire and Savernake Forest and West Woods in Wiltshire.
Woodworks: An ongoing series of close-up images of old trees, living and dead, from local woodlands.
Iceland: Images made in March 2016, during a week blessed by recent snow and diffuse light.