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The Elizabeth Tower and The Shard, London.

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017

On Friday I was notified that an image I took in London last year was commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017. Said image will be in the forthcoming exhibition as well as the printed book. The competition is one that causes much controversy each year due not just to the overall winner but also those images that get rejected. It can be a guaranteed event to see it all fought out over social media platforms as to […]

Paris to Tours cycle race 2017

As well as being a stock travel and landscape photographer I also do editorial photography when I can. One of the things I love doing is the Paris to Tours cycle race as living near Tours I can easily get access to it. On Sunday 8th October 2017 it was time again for the last race of the season. The Paris to Tours organized by ASO. Starting in Brou and ending in Tours I had a long and eventful day […]

Provence Lavender Fields

From the 28th June to the 5th July I spent some time around the Plateau de Valensole in Provence. The area is widely known as one of the most beautiful places to see the lavender and it certainly disappoint. My time there was divided personal time and also time needed to recce the area as I was to be meeting up with fellow photographer David Clapp who was running a tour. David needs no introduction to UK landscape photographers as […]

Loire Valley châteaux

On the 17th and 20th May 2017 I went to two of the most well known châteaux in the Loire Valley as well as the small village of Chédigny. Chenonceau is known for straddling the river Cher and such historical figures as Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers. During the 1st World War it was used as a hospital and during the 2nd World War was the border between free and occupied France. Chédigny is known for its rose […]

Finistère, Brittany

During the week of 8th April to 15th April 2017 my family and I took a holiday to the department of Finistère in the region of Brittany in western France. Southern Finistère is known as “Little Cornwall” or Petit Cornouaille and if you’ve ever visited the south west coast of the United Kingdom then it will very similar both in terms of geology and also in terms of some of the architecture of houses in the villages. Each day we […]

Vienne and Loire Valley

  On Wednesday 5th April 2017 my photography took me to the department of Vienne as well as ending the day in the Loire Valley in central France. Vienne is a department with a number of hidden gems such as the river valley of the Gartempe. It is notable for the main city of Poitiers but outside of here there are countless things to shoot including small villages; landscapes and beautiful architecture protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition […]

Indre, France

On Wednesday 29th March 2017 my photography took me to the department of Indre in central France. Indre is one of those places with some hidden gems such as the river valley of the Creuse. The Beaux Villages de France of Gargilesse Dampierre is notable for the famous 19th century writer George Sand who lived there. In addition to the southern tip of Indre I did try my best with the neighbouring department of Creuse but just didn’t feel happy […]

A failed shoot in Langeais

Langeais is very close to my home in the Loire Valley being just a short 15 minute drive away. I had two targets in mind. The first was a dawn shoot overlooking the city to the château and the second was to capture the suspension bridge that crosses the Loire. Unfortunately, the predicted weather didn’t happen and I was left having to pack up my things and head back home. As a travel photographer, weather is something that I rely […]

Loire Valley châteaux around Anjou – Montsoreau addendum

  On Friday 24th February 2017 my photography took me to the Beaux Village de France of Montsoreau in the Pays de la Loire. This mini vlog is an addendum to Vlog 07 where I visited the banks of the Loire to shoot the village but the light was too harsh. Dawn was in the vineyards above the village but what looked to be promising light just afterwards was soon to be gone thanks to a bank of cloud. Although […]

Loire Valley châteaux around Anjou

On Sunday 19th February 2017 my photography took me to the Pays de la Loire and Indre-et-Loire in central France. I had two targets in mind. The first was a dawn shoot at Saumur to capture the château reflecting in the river Loire. The second target was to capture the château at Chinon at sunset. In the middle of the day I do a number of recce shoots for the future when the light will be at its optimum. Join […]