I don’t often post photographs of family, but I have fallen in love with this shot. I took it while visiting a National Trust property called Petworth House. I keep thinking of Alice in Wonderland when I look at it. Children see so much more in life than we do, a window can be a doorway into a new world of exciting imaginings. If we could look at the world through the eyes of children, we would be richer for it.
I love rays of light breaking through the clouds. They are so incredibly symbolic and speak to me of hope. I always feel uplifted when I see them and so often I am in a place that makes capturing them impossible. I photographed this in Italy from a farm on a hill. It echoed what I was feeling in so many ways.
I have a fascination with dereliction. I have spent many happy hours in this old car graveyard in Namaqualand, South Africa. When I was first taken there, I couldn’t see what all the fuss was about, but there is something so captivating in the patterns of rust and decay. The era that the cars hail from adds to their beauty, they seem to talk to me of times past. There is so much personality in these cars and after taking approximately 900 photographs of them. I know them well.
I know this isn’t the height of fine art photography, but my dog died yesterday at the young age of 6 years. I took this photo when she was just a little puppy. She was a really special being and I miss her.
There is something very special about flowers that have been picked by a child. This photograph wasn’t planned or posed. My family was out out with me, while I was shooting. My daughter picked these tiny daisies and sat down on a bench. I went to talk to her and grabbed the shot along the way.
What a fun shoot this was.The weather was dreadful; windy, cold and dark, but the family was full of energy and warmth. This is my favorite shot of the day and while I don’t usually like selective colour, it works with this shot. I think because it says something about the people themselves.