FORMAT 17 – Initial thoughts on Derby’s Photo Festival

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Admin under Derbyshire, Musings

Today I went on a press tour of Derby’s FORMAT 17 photography festival.   The theme – HABITAT – is complex and wide-ranging and has, I feel, been a little over-intellectualised, which I suppose is to be expected in the photo exhibition world, but it has at least led to a great variety of work […]

What makes photography special?

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Admin under Musings, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

I do a talk to camera clubs entitled The Wider World of Photography where I cover most of the genres of photography. I’ve been presenting it for just over two years. At the close, I present my Top 10 images. Up till now, I finished the talk by showing a photo of Marilyn Monroe taken by […]

Belper Food & Drink… & Heat

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Admin under Derbyshire, Uncategorized

I’ve just processed my photos from the recent Belper Food & Drink Festival and it’s reminded me of a day I felt proud to consider myself a Belperian.  The Festival began in 2007 in the rain, and with a couple of dozen stalls.  It rained on the next four festivals, though the stalls and the […]

Cover Story & Cornish Delight… and an audience with ‘A Poet of Light’

Posted on September 6, 2012 by Admin under The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

From delight to disappointment to delight again in a matter of moments…  There were two items in the morning mail: a package containing two books I ordered as my image is on the front covers. First, Romans, a Bible Study Guide published in America which used one of my favourite images: a solitary boat on […]

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