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Coins Not Accepted Here

Coins Not Accepted Here

The humble, traditionally red, telephone box has been a part of our landscape for just over 80 years now, and yet its days are perhaps numbered. In the last year BT, who owns most of the public payphones in the UK, have put forward plans to decommission a vast number of them. In Wales alone the plans are for 1500 boxes to be removed – almost half of all the payphones in Wales.

It is t

Ephemeral Pools

Ephemeral Pools

Captured over a period of 3 years in a small patch of forestry near my home, Ephemeral Pools is an exploration of transient views in the landscape.

Most people’s perception of the landscape is one of permanence; views which change little over time, reinforced by the fact that so many of them are returned to and photographed again and again. At first glance the landscape around us is f

Reconnecting the Canal

Reconnecting the Canal

Construction of the Glamorganshire Canal began in 1790 to link the iron works of Merthyr Tydfil with the port of Cardiff. Today much of the route is below the A470 dual carriageway, built in the 1970s. The Glamorganshire Canal has been reduced to just a few disjointed stretches of water, divided by roads and new construction. 

This collaberation between myself and Rob Hudson seeks to r

Maen Llia 2015

Maen Llia 2015

Maen Llia is a large, roughly hexagonal lump of old red sandstone which sits on moorland at the top of the valley between Fan Llia and Fan Nedd, near the source of the river Llia in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is just a few miles from my house (or perhaps I should say "a stone's throw"!) and a location which I have visited many times over the past 15 years. Like many

Dancing Trees

Dancing Trees

An ongoing study of woodland and individual trees (captured in infrared) that take on more human forms and appear to be dancing - alone, or with one another. The more I look at these images of trees the more I seem to see in them.

This interpretation is very personal and I appreciate that you may not see them the same way, but I hope you can enjoy the images on some level.

Travels in a Strange Land

Travels in a Strange Land

I have visited a strange and beautiful place, a land containing creatures and locations that are fantastical but somehow familiar. A negative world. A landscape unknown. So close, but as yet undiscovered.

While some people may think that most of their local landscapes have been discovered and photographed ad-nauseum, I have sought out the landscapes of my imagination. However, these are

Winter Roads

Winter Roads

An abstract study of frozen puddles found on mountain roads and paths in the Brecon Beacons. I marvel at the infinite variation in patterns that freezing water can generate. Short lived they may be, but they contain beautiful details and a hidden world waiting to be discovered right beneath our feet. Grouped in series based on their location and the different weather & temperature condition

Survivors of Carnau Gwynion

Survivors of Carnau Gwynion

The lone tree may be a shallow photographic cliché, but the reasons for its existence run much deeper and are often more disturbing.

When visitors to the Brecon Beacons are told that the English translation of Fforest Fawr is Great Forest they might well be surprised. With the exception of the modern areas of forestry monoculture there are few trees to be found on the upland slopes of

Gower Seascapes

Gower Seascapes

Originally taking inspiration from Rob Carter's Travelling Still series of images, these Gower Seascapes utilise camera movement to blur the image whilst retaining enough detail to recognise the subject matter. Combining abstract simplicity with the natural beauty of the South Wales Gower coastline. 

I have adopted a very low-tech approach to producing these images, using intentional c

The work here represents some of my completed and ongoing personal projects. If you have any questions about the images here, or are interested in publishing or exhibiting any of the work on this website please contact me directly. Although many of these images are not for sale in the gallery they may be available on request.