I’m a retired architect and live in Bristol.
I’ve consistently drawn, sketched and photographed throughout my architectural career, but
photography has become a particular passion over the past ten years or so.
Somewhat predictably perhaps, a good deal of my photography has an
architectural “feel” – light+shade, line, form and with a strong emphasis on composition.
I see Advent as a time of waiting, of anticipation, of hope and of expectation.
I think it’s also very much about awareness and seeking - and, although most of us may look at
our surroundings, we often don’t see things. In simple terms: if you don’t look, you won’t see...
I decided to produce a photographic montage based on a Magi/Journey theme, made up of
photographs taken over the course of two days of walks within my home city of
Bristol - although the images reflect any typical, urban location.
Some of the images might reflect a sense of hopeLESSness (eg. against a backdrop of
government cuts, climate change and financial crises).
Others, hopefully, hint at possible new beginnings, optimism or light relief… perhaps even
finding God’s presence in unremarkable places – but only if we really look.
(smaller versions of this piece will soon be available as digital prints - price on request)