Category Archives: Art photography

Cave Carnem…..

With regards to posting on this blog, I’ve been remiss of late. My mind has been full of pictures and my fingers appeared to have run out of ink. And yet, there I was staring at the blank white sheet … Continue reading

Posted in Art photography, Bistro, Digital photography, Emotion, Farming, Meat, Photography, Uncategorized, vegetarian, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Badly drawn Roy would have ended in tears for Holbein….

Through the drawn curtains it was clear that dawn had drawn to a close some time ago. Drawing a deep breath, I drew back the duvet, fell out of bed and, drawing on what little remained of my heavily overdrawn … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, Art photography, Digital photography, drawing, Food and Photography, Humour, Photography, Uncategorized, website, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Mental Arithmetic……

I have no argument with this nomenclature save that it should serve as an umbrella title for all forms of ‘metics, ‘matics, ‘metrys and ‘bras. The quantity of water displaced by two fat men in a bath would only be … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, Art photography, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Humour, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 30 Comments

seeing the light…….

This picture is as clear an illustration of the nature of digital photography as you’re likely to see. The digital photography to which I’m referring is not the one whose algorithms quickly produce the pleasing image that you see on … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Art photography, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Landscapes, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, Still life, Uncategorized, Vendee | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

bulgari blackberries

……………. absurdly expensive jewellry should come equipped with thorns…..

Posted in 2017, Art photography, blackberries, Blackberrying, brambles, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Fruit, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

several hours before the mast ……

As an archivist I would make an excellent document shredder. I have been a professional photographer for 50 years yet, from the paucity of hard evidence confirming that boast, it would be easier to believe that there is intelligent life … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Art photography, Drinks, Excellence, Excess, fashion, Humour, lifestyle, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

I think I’ve heard this one before…..

Eating outside at night is clear evidence of summer; being comfortable and warm whilst eating outside is clear evidence of a perfect summer night. It only takes one forgetful old man repeating a well worn story for the umpteenth time … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Art photography, Cheese, Digital photography, France, Fruit, grapes, Humour, Photography, photography course, Prints, Reblochon, Still life, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

what I really, really want….

Minefields and Christmas gift buying may not be an ideal comparison but the latter is without doubt an area through¬†which one must step with extreme care, if only hypothetically. Back in the mists of time I went through a period … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Art photography, Christmas, Digital photography, Expectation, Gold, Humour, Myrrh, Photography, Presents, Shopping, Three Wise Men, Uncategorized, Writing, Xmas Presents | Tagged , , , , , , | 28 Comments

reflecting on a Sunday lunch in La Rochelle…..

The skies are blue with soft white clouds and the sun is shining. It’s business as usual in La Rochelle. Ancient stone walls¬†reflect the warm sun into the darkest corners of the streets. Pavements are cluttered with the tables and … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Art photography, Bistro, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Humour, lifestyle, Photography, Photography holiday, seafood, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Gigolo d’Agneau…..

The two sheep that live in the field outside our kitchen door have taken on the role of Big Issue sellers in my psyche. I feel guilty if I pass by without giving them something, and enjoy a glow of … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Art photography, Digital photography, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments