Roads to Nowhere

Roads to nowhere – through the late nineties into the 21st century the ‘holiday home’ market in Cyprus was booming! Whole estates planned, roads and infrastructure installed, ready for the overseas buyers wanting their slice of sun away from home. Then the 2008 global financial crisis was followed by the collapse of the Greek economyContinue reading “Roads to Nowhere”

R&R

Spending time away with the family this week with a return to Cyprus. Never too far from the camera though and always wanting to capture what I see around me. During today’s trip to Polis Beach I immediately clocked the remnants of a concrete machine gun bunker listing into the sea. More likely a leftContinue reading “R&R”

What we leave behind

In recent weeks I was asked to help prepare a showreel for a family members funeral. Although I would have met him sometime ago as a child I don’t actively remember meeting him, although have some memories of meeting his wife. The lady was my great aunty Barbara and the deceased family member in turnContinue reading “What we leave behind”

Roadside Shrines

Dotted across the country of Greek Cyprus there are roadside shrines dedicated to the dead. Taking the form of Greek Orthodox churches they are visited every evening for candle lighting and memorial to the persons, often pictured.

How do you photograph a funeral?

In British culture we seem very averse to showing emotion or embracing and remembering that part of our life – death. On this topic, one of my university lecturers spoke of a time she was asked to photograph a Sikh funeral. Despite her reluctance and the families persistence she eventually did. The purpose was notContinue reading “How do you photograph a funeral?”

10 Paignton Avenue

As part of an on going exploration of the relation between Life, Death and Photography, Andrew photographed the partially cleared home of his late grandparents. The exploration, in this case, sought to document areas that trigger personal memories. From the living room where the whole family would cram in to for Christmas present opening toContinue reading “10 Paignton Avenue”

The responsibility of photography

This evening I had an interesting phone call from a former member of 1189 Portsmouth Squadron ATC who had found one of my projects on my website while researching. Having been a member of the squadron all the way back in the 50’s he was seeking to show his grandchildren some of his past. PhotographyContinue reading “The responsibility of photography”

Life and News

A couple of years ago I began a thought process surround the relationship between Life, Death and Photography and began gathering various images to supplement my thoughts and feelings surrounding it. Photography has a responsibility to show, wherever possible, the truth.  To throw off the rose tinted glasses and to show the world in allContinue reading “Life and News”

2016 Wedding Season Kicks Off

May Bank Holiday weekend saw the return of my wedding season with the marriage of Tina and Wayne.  A church wedding held at the John Pounds Unitarian Church in Old Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. I always try and look at a wedding from a different perspective, I’m not just a photographer but a thinker on photographyContinue reading “2016 Wedding Season Kicks Off”

Old Brewery House

Along the themes of memory and preservation of history, this set of images are of the Air Training Corps squadron local to me in Portsmouth. 1189 Squadron was a very large part of my life for over 5 years where I was an Air Cadet.  I hold my time there responsible for many of theContinue reading “Old Brewery House”