This is an early studio shot where I was trying to create something a little different. Neil was often unshaven and I had this idea of peering out of a jail window. I then evolved it into him trying to look out of a print mount. It was a bit of fun to do.
I liked the expression on the face of this old soldier. The backdrop is the American War Cemetry at Madingley.
I used to work with Stan Samalionis and this was one of his natural poses that prompted me to ask him into the studio. He loves this shot. It was taken on medium format and printed on fibre paper in the darkroom. The hand was burnt in a little since it was closer to the light source than the face and caught the light a little more.
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.
Charles Rush was an artist with a great sense of humour. He kindly modelled for me a number of years ago. This image was actually shot on 35mm film (FP4) and was one of my early successful images. Sadly, Charles is no longer with us.
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.
It was a wet day on the London Eye. I focussed on the raindrops on the outside of our pod when at the top so there would be another pod in view.
This is part of a series of photographs taken for a Cambridge company to create a charity calendar to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. Everything was shot on a chilly November day and theme was along the lines of St. Trinians schoolgirls. Quite appropriate since the cartoonist Ronald Searle was born, and lived, in Cambridge and St Trinians was based on a Cambridge school.
Huguette sings French songs and regularly gives concerts in Cambridge. I have taken a number of shots of her at a dress rehearsal which have subsequently been used for posters and for the Mumford Theatre programme.