This was taken on the North Norfolk Railway line at Weybourne. The girls were on the train and then alighted at Weybourne and crossed the line via the bridge. I asked if I could take their photo. I wanted the bridge and the lamp in the background with a moody sky and a little desaturation to add a slightly dated feel to the image.
I wanted to call this ‘Fast Freddie – the Bookies Favourite’. I don’t know why – he just seems the sort of chap to enjoy a quiet cig, a pint, and a little something on the horses. Rushden Transport Museum 1940s Weekend.
Cleorenia was at a 1940s Weekend at the Rushden Transport Museum. I asked if I might photograph her. I wanted the pink hat and lipstick against a soft pink background.
I originally called this The Gurney Man. It was taken as a mediaeval receation event at Ely and ‘Smithy’ was actually working there as a blacksmith hence the title.
This character was part of a travelling circus that visited Calais for the centenary celebration of Blériot crossing the channel in 1909. He adopted various poses for me and I chose a circus caravan as a backdrop.
This was taken at a mediaeval recreation event at Ely in 2005. Edwin was the father of one of the combatants and sat in one of the tents in the encampment. I chatted to Edwin for a while taking a few photographs as I went. This one worked particularly well.
North Norfolk Railway. At Weybourne station where two locomotives pass under the bridge and they slow to hand over the key for single line operation.
Taken in Trafalgar Square during a demo/protest. The police were keeping a watchful eye on proceedings but who is it in the background watching the watchers? Maybe they were watching the photographer…
Bletchley Park, 2009. OK, so this ‘girl’ is actually a mannequin but I tried to tackle them as street photography subjects in terms of angle, filling the frame and having some kind of background to ’set the scene’. Unfortunately, their faces seemed so plain that I added a canvas-like texture in Photoshop that took away the plainness. This shot in particular has a rather eerie stare at the photographer.