Confessions of a Praktica Geek
I confess to being a Praktica geek. My first serious camera was a Praktica SLR and it proved to be the cause of a bad dose of gear acquisition syndrome. I started collecting them. Eventually I had every mass-produced SLR Praktica ever made. I'm cured now but still harbour an attachment, hence this brief homage to the marque.
Istanbul Suburbs Of Balat & Fener
The formerly wealthy, now poverty-stricken inner city neighbouring suburbs of Balat (once the Jewish area) and Fener (once the Greek area) which blend into each other, are my favourite places to photograph in Istanbul. Relatively few tourists venture there. Those that do find their way here tend, like me, to have a camera around their neck.
The Dark Ages: Christian Imagery & Atheist Interpretation
Light and dark are concepts that play important an role in both photography and Christianity. Despite being an atheist, as a photographer I find myself visually drawn toward some types of Christian imagery and symbolism, especially scenes that invite a dark, morbid or macabre interpretation. Here are some thoughts and examples of this work.
I Am Not A Number I Am A Free Man!
A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first UK screening of the 1960s British surreal cult TV series 'The Prisoner'. These images were captured in April 2017 at the village of Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales, where the bulk of the outdoor scenes were filmed, and include a re-enactment of the second episode.