It’s hard to imagine the drone of small plane engines, the swoosh of gliders or the singing of a lark above this grass airfield and its buildings, now eerily silent under a snowy mantle. No scent of mown grass or hum of insects. This is a small series of a place for fair weather pursuits as it lies dormant for the winter.
Observations from a great city, containing the old and new as it reinvents itself in a new millennium. Whatever the changes, there is a distinct and rich character to Glasgow.
From stone quarries that have been active since the Neolithic period and slate quarries that provided roofing for Britain and the world, to modern hydroelectric schemes: The Snowdonia (Eryri in the Welsh language) landscape of 3000ft/1000m mountains, valleys and lakes is one of the world's most beautiful national parks that also bears the scars of man's industry.
These are studies that reveal the beauty of what is hidden underneath the surface and new topography as a consequence of man.
Under the bright, midday sun, an entire suburban infrastructure decays, taking on an apocalyptic appearance. Aspirationally and perhaps over-optimistically built during more buoyant economic times, the houses and dwellers never came. The road crossings, signage, water and electricity facilities still wait - unused and degraded.
Under The Sun
Where the Spanish sun's light saturates colours, throws shadows and re-interprets form and texture, these images embrace a dimension missing from northern Europe.
A one day visit to a new area, affording a fresh perspective. Capturing whatever caught my eye in and around the coastal towns of Troon and Ayr, in Ayrshire on the Scottish west coast. I'm increasingly needing new places to record as I start to struggle and overlook the over-familiar in my own area.
Travel offers fresh fodder for the photographer's eye. How to capture the essence of an unfamiliar place that is otherwise well known, yet avoid stereotypical images? With the constraints of travelling light and over one weekend, these are my observations of the resort of Nice, France.
Fog ~ Fields ~ Frost
Alternative winter studies of north western European agricultural and industrial landscapes. When the season's cold grip has produced no snowfall. More about the series here.
An ongoing project that expolores the order and disorder, the aesthetic and ephemeral around smaller football grounds in Wales.