Frozen Visuals


So cold, freezing temperatures mean the garden is suffering, even the brussel sprouts are looking sad. But, after a surreal autumn, getting out the Hasselblad again was a treat, even with frozen fingertips.

Winter in Northumberland strips the garden back to its bare bones but it is an opportunity to get to know those bones and structure to be able to flesh it out in springtime.

As a social documentary and portrait photographer, it is also necessary to dig to the bare bones of anything I photograph. Understanding the subject matter or the sitter is fundamental to good storytelling.

Working Garden Workshops


A photography workshop in September helped me to plan the itinerary for next years classes.  We began the morning with a discussion over coffee to understand camera settings, into the garden for some practise returning to the kitchen for lunch comprising of some food from the garden.

The weather was beautiful so we spent most of the afternoon in and around the garden, finishing with coffee and conversation. A really lovely day.