Snow Day with Friends

Over a few days recently we had some proper snowfall, something which doesn’t happen too often around here. Usually this group of friends are a fairly busy bunch, but this was an opportunity far to good to miss and we all decided to take the day to play in the snow. With us were Iulia and boyfriend Thomas as well as Hope who’s been on here before.

We slipped and slided our way to the park, with a big old cushion in hand to try a little sledding. Everyone and their children were out playing and having fun. So did we! Have a look at the photos.











Deep in the Woods

I know a place where you can feel completely away from the world. In the middle of the woods, and far off the beaten track is a thicket of lush Rhododendron leaves. 

Completely surrounded by vegetation, no-one knew I was there. The trees above were swaying gently in the breeze, but that was the only sound. The fresh scent of damp wood and earth permeated through the place. I had wanted for a long time to explore here; to carefully step right into the centre.

I sat still for a while. 


London in Black and White

London is many things, light and dark. Perhaps nowhere else in England embodies the intersection between chaotic creation and destruction like this monolithic metropolis, that 8.6 million people call home.

There is something foreboding about London; to feel a little intimidated by ‘The Big Smoke’ is a sign of wisdom. The idea of London as the epicentre of historic dominion and oppression remains. You can very much feel the ghost of the terror and darkness that once inhabited the streets; lasting darkness of the kind  immortalised in the poetry of William Blake. And everywhere little reminders lay, like the hopeless inequality which hangs heavy and leaden over this place. I have resisted London, although I cannot deny the cultural weight which is here.

In a city of such enormous contrast and energy, it felt right to take photos in black and white. My close friend William and I packed our bags, and set off into the mass.

Blackfriars, London
Covent Garden, London
Charing Cross, London
Westminster, London
Covent Garden, London
The Mall, London
William looks out from the Switch House tower. Tate Modern, London
Victoria Memorial, Green Park, London

A Day in Bristol

I have been going to Bristol infrequently for some time now, and every time I do it is a different experience. There are so many areas, and hidden places to find. Without fail, it is an exciting place to be. My good friend Aimee and I wanted to take a day to dreamily delve into this varied city.

City Hall, Bristol (F) Fuji Superia
We made a brief stop in Arch House Deli for something to eat. (F) Fuji Superia
Browsing through some of the kooky little shops in The Clifton Arcade. (F) Fuji Superia
…. okay, so maybe a bit more than just browsing in Papersmiths. (F) Fuji Provia
We summoned some gusto, to head up and over the suspension bridge. (F) Fuji Superia
We finally laid back on the sofa in ANNA Cake Couture. (F) Fuji Superia
Over what you might call a cup of fancy tea, we savoured the last moments of the afternoon. (F) Fuji Superia


Cuckmere Haven

I had really wanted to go back to Cuckmere Haven, having been there several times before. There is definitely something special about the place. Located somewhere between the towns of Eastbourne and Seaford, this is where Sussex runs into the ocean.

The river Cuckmere flows in sinews through the grassy flood plain, and isolates green  islets, dotted all over with sheep. There are footpaths which lead down and around it, and out to the sea. A pebble beach gazes across at the chalk cliffs called the Seven Sisters.

I took some photos while I wandered about the place.






December in Black and White

The title is not exactly true. This series was shot all through November, December and January. I worked in black and white because I think that, whereas a colour photograph is often real and immersive, a monochrome frame brings out a distinct otherness. It’s still real, but it is more honest that it is a representation of the real. You can be drawn in, but never get too close, as though a sheen has been drawn across reality.  December represents the end of the year, but also the end of a lot of other things that are important to me. I see it as perfect that I decided long before, unaware, to use this format. December was some kind of full stop, or maybe an ellipsis.

St Nicholas Market, Bristol (F) Ilford XP2
Bath Spa University, Newton Park (F) Ilford XP2


Climbing stairs, with Joseph – Bath Spa University, Newton Park (F) Ilford HP5+
Bath Spa University, Newton Park (F) Ilford XP2
Terrace Walk, Bath (F) Ilford HP5+
Cocoa and magazines – Cafe W, Bath (F) Ilford XP2
Kingsmead Square, Bath (F) Ilford XP2


This little boutique magazine vendor first opened up its doors in August 2015, and I’ve been enchanted ever since. Magalleria have followed a minimal model; create a beautifully clean, welcoming space and stock only the highest quality and most aesthetically fascinating print products. After stumbling upon a shop called Magazine Brighton, it stuck out that the city of Bath really deserved a similar space, and happily Magalleria’s chief owner Daniel felt the same. Since the project started, it has been steadily stocking up on a list of publications from around the globe, which include the locally produced magazines Cereal and Another Escape. Tucked away on Broad Street, you might easily walk past without noticing that it’s there. If you do get the opportunity, I wouldn’t hesitate to nip in and say hello (and if your anything like I am, impulsively buy a title).


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The magazines are all neatly displayed in corresponding sections. (F) Fuji Superia 
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A fraction of the titles on offer. (F) Fuji Provia
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Magalleria's owner, Daniel. (F) Fuji Provia
Owner Daniel. (F) Fuji Superia