This weekend I spent the Bank Holiday in The New Forest with my Mum, On Sunday we went for a lovely walk, about 8 miles. The weather was great and despite initially heading out with waterproofs we both ended up lightly dressed. I wanted to shoot a couple of churches that I had been to [...]
As you can see the weather was lovely in the village, blue skies and sun for a change. It was great to wander around without the worry of being quiet, getting caught or falling down any holes. The village is mostly intact, nothing remains in the houses although the spaces are quite [...]
You should all know how I love my panoramas by now, well I am thinking about investing in a 17mm tilt-shift, so decided before making a (substantial) dip into Mr Visa's pocket that I should probably try one out. Last weekend I got my hands on a TS-E 17mm F4 lens. There's an excellent explanation [...]
Another from the same location as the previous images. I think was the only piece we found by ABSOLUT here.
More excellent contact work from my travelling colleague. We met a couple of the artists at a secret spot in Italy, yet another vast location with a lot of excellent art. The guys have been painting here for a long time and will continue to do so. The art on the walls is outstanding some [...]
My travelling colleague is a bit of a street-art collector, or more accurately hidden art, a few mails and call were exchanged and we had the location of a new spot sorted. There's something affirming and ego-less about the guys that paint in hidden and abandoned locations, great works on vast walls, not for the [...]
Having seen pictures of this hall I kinda knew what to expect. However on arrival I was blown away, intricate carvings all painted white, skylights letting in wonderful light. This surly was a place to behold. I had high hopes of shooting a mega-panorama here, however it appears that it's not to be. The regular [...]
It wasn't all manor houses and hospitals on our recent tour of Italy. On the way we travelled through France and Luxembourg, stopping off at a rather tasty coke washing plant. This was an interesting one as the site that it is on is live with plenty of people around. thankfully we entered unnoticed and [...]
I've been to several large houses in Europe that have chapels attached, nothing quite like this one though. In keeping with the rest of the property the whole room was painted with trompe-l'œil pretty much everything in the image apart from the alter is painted. It's obviously been a long time since the chapel was [...]
Finally back from Italy, around 3,000 miles driven over 11 days, what a great trip. My exploring partners and I have seen some wonderful locations, got some great photos all with little incident despite getting caught three times. The picture below was taken at an abandoned manor house, well, its a bit more than that [...]
Our tour is drawing to a close an I am looking forward to getting home, sleeping in my own bed and having some different clothes to wear! In the mean time here are a couple more teasers from our trip, one from an excellent location with some cool graf, the other from a hospital high [...]
Half way through the Tour d'Italia with RomanyWG and EllisD and things are going well for us. After a slow start of one location a day we've done three today. We hooked up with some locals for a convent, but unfortunately it had been recently boarded so entry wasn't possible. Luckily they had a backup [...]
After a trip to see a friend I decided that I should go check out the South Bank with my camera. Its not often that you get hte chance to shoot anywhere in London without people, so I figured that midnight would be a good dimer to see what I could do. I'm also very [...]
Here's a typical scene from the now demolished Hellingly Asylum, sad to see it go, but I guess there has to be progress.
Another corridor in the now demolished mental asylum. I'm having trouble being creative with my writing at the moment, lots on my mind and lots to do, it seems to be sapping my thought process hence the lack of 'wordy-ness' recently!
Along with doing a bit of work for The Tate recently, I've also done some in the past. Whilst having a browse for my recent work I came across a couple of my images in use. Its quite flattering to see my work on such a prestigious companies website, so I'm really happy with this. [...]
After searching through the archives I came across this shot - Its a pretty straight forward image and not the most interesting I must admit, however it was nice and easy to produce for a Sunday morning. We'd actually gone to do some graf hunting, looking for a pigs arse of all things, which we [...]
I've had a few people ask how I line up my panoramas, so I thought it was about time I shared my processing technique. Currently I am using PTGui, its a pretty cool program and works really well. The only proviso is that you have a panoramic head that is correctly aligned for your camera [...]
I've been doing a lot of panoramas recently and although I really like doing them I wanted to get back to something more my usual style. I wanted PIPES this evening. I was searching through my images from last summer and came across this from Centrale Thermique, its a powerstation in Europe, disused of course. [...]
I've done some work for Tate Catering a few times in the past and was lucky enough to get asked back last week. Tate Catering do the food for The Tate, both Tate Modern and Tate Britain, its generally high end cuisine accompanied equally fantastic wine. I really enjoy shooting this sort of thing, It's [...]
A few weekends ago I went to take an image that I've been after for a long time. I was hoping to catch a pano from this spot but unfortunately my camera failed me, or more to the point, it wouldn't expose long enough to get any useful data from the ground. I may still [...]
The final instalment of my Alma set. I've devcided to add a gallery of the images rather than do many posts one after the other. There's little more to say apart from its a great pub with excellent food created by Daniel Mayers who is passionate about his craft and the provenance of the fresh [...]
Here's the second 360 that I created from my visit. This took a bit of time to shoot. The road outside is quite busy and I had to time the shot well to manage to avoid there being any blurry cars! Click the square icon for a full screen experience
We have a newly renovated watering hole in Crystal Palace - The Alma. Viveca and I were keen to try the pub out soon after it opened and were very happy with the turn around from the previous version. The new owner Stephen Boyd has done a great job in renovating and decorating the property [...]
This is the image that I went out on Sunday to capture. There's not much to say about it apart from I'm very happy. It's a testament to planning really, I knew what I wanted, where to shoot and that there would be little in the way of either pedestrian or vehicular traffic at night [...]
Another from my Sunday evening out. This is a three shot panorama, each made up of 9 brackets and processed through Photomatix. The building is often confused with The Bank of England which it to the left of this structure. This is the third Royal Exchange built on this spot. From Wikipedia : The third [...]
I've been pining to get out and shoot some images over the last week or two. Trawling through past shots and discovering images that I've not jet processed is fun, but no substitute for getting out there and pressing the shutter release button. I think there is some excitement in getting home and sticking that [...]
The weather had been inclement throughout the explore and as we exited the main complex of the asylum it started to rain adding to our mood. The destruction of the hall had almost completed and we both knew that within the next week destruction would be complete. Both of us got on with our work [...]
Whilst at Viveca's the other day she was looking at her old pictures from Hellingly Asylum, this spurred me to have a look at mine. as this was the first place I went on urbex missions my early images are almost all rubbish, however its a good testament to my perseverance in the craft of [...]
Here's the external area at The Atlas Hotel in Casablanca. Its not the best hotel in the world, but close to the airport so convenient. My room was clean and functional, so I was happy to lay my bags down and stay a couple of nights.