Northern Italy is one of my favourite places to visit. Food, wine, culture, and some great photographic opportunities. As ever, I prefer the less obvious places and views from Bolognese back street garages and insouciant Leaning Tower attendants in Pisa to Modenese bookshops.
Even in Venice! Back canal bars and little-known views into the cloisters of San Giorgio.
I think the main reason I like the area so much is that for the most part the towns and villages retain their human scale. Even the immense hall in the centre of Padova doesn’t overwhelm in the same way, say, a modern airport building does, even when they are of the same size.
Here are some pictures taken over the last 10 years or so.
As we started walking round the grounds at Gosford House in East Lothian the light started to turn grey, Could we find any contrast worth talking about in the trees?
Over the years trees have featured prominently in the photographs I take. Here’s some of my favourites.
Art@Ancrum is a very special arts and crafts event in the Scottish Borders. Sadly the virus got the better of Art@Ancrum this year but having a website means I can still at least do an online exhibition stand.
Panoramic images and wide aspect photographs.
Several years ago as we were building our new house, I was taken by the idea of recording some of the materials we used or found on the site.
Images of Manchester’s buildings, old and new.
Dream-like pictures from the Cammo Estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh
Manchester, like all cities, has its share of graffiti. Here’s a sample.