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Bolton’s Whitman on Walls

On May 28th 2022, the classic art deco lecture hall in Bolton’s Library hosted a unique event based on a collaboration between American and local academics, poets, historians and musicians, all brought together to celebrate their shared passion for the great American poet, Walt Whitman. Having heard about the Bolton Whitmanites and the annual walk

Love from Worktown

This year’s anthology of poems from Live from Worktown is on the theme of love and is appropriately being launched on Valentine’s Day. I was asked if I had any suitable photographs that would work in the book, so I’m pleased to say that this shot of a new, unfurling fern in the shape of

Open Space – Autumn 2021

Open Space is the quarterly magazine produced by the Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest conservation body that campaigns to maintain everyone’s rights in England and Wales to enjoy public land including commons, greens and paths. Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the charity organisation, was one of the keynote speakers launching the commemorative walk on the

Selected Climbs and Bouldering in Wilton Quarries

Winter Hill has to be one of my most photographed landscapes so I’m always pleased when someone picks out one of my shots and this particular image has been selected by David Price, the author of Selected Climbs and Bouldering in Wilton Quarries. Published just a few weeks ago, I’m delighted to have my very

Poetry from the Platform 2021

I’m pleased to say that this rather unassuming photo has been chosen as the basis for an illustration in a recently published anthology of poetry resulting from a collaboration between the Bolton Station Community Partnership and Live from Worktown. Starting out as an idea to bring in the local arts community to help make Bolton

BBC Night Vision Gallery

I’m absolutely delighted to find out today that one of my entries to the BBC’s Your Pictures feature on the theme of Night Vision has been selected for their gallery. I love the work of American artists such as Ed Ruscha and Edward Hopper and during the early stages of lockdown, I tried to recreate

Chippie shot selected for National Archive

I was thrilled to find out a couple of weeks ago that one of my Bolton under Lockdown photos has been chosen to form a part of a national archive that Historic England are compiling, to record the nation under these unprecedented times.     One of the shots I submitted is of the Olympus Fish and

Bolton News selects images of Locktown

I feel very lucky to have had some of my photographs selected by The Bolton News as the basis for a feature today, the 30th May. It about the town during lockdown and it appears both in print and online. In total, five shots (in the slider below), taken during my walk into the town

Live from Worktown Photo Competition

I was lucky enough to be invited by Live from Worktown to help organise and judge a recent photo competition, along with LfW member and local historian, Dave Burnham. With a general theme of “Life under Lockdown”, people were encouraged to submit photos taken with either a camera or smart phone, in the categories of PPE, Out

Dean Mills Reservoir

Edgelandia – Emily Oldfield

I’d really like to bring your attention to this incredibly exciting project from Penned in the Margins. Edgelandia brings focus to people and places in the slightly forgotten, out-of-the-way areas in the UK.  I was lucky enough to be asked by one of the contributing artists, Emily Oldfield, to provide one of my shots for