Articles

Here you can read Articles and features I have written for a number of publications.

NB: This is a new section on my website, currently under construction and not all articles contain images, these will be added shortly

My Claude Monet Coincidence

24/03/2020

How I discovered my personal link with Claude Monet - The Master of Impressionism ...more

In Pursuit of Nature

10/02/2024

Honfleur, Normandy Coast
Honfleur, Normandy Coast
I travel in the footsteps of Claude Monet ...more

The Road to Vétheuil

10/02/2024

Vetheuil from Lavacourt
Vetheuil from Lavacourt
I travel one of France's most historic 'D' roads beside the Seine ...more

Photographing the Landscapes of the French Impressionists

10/02/2024

I use my camera to photograph impressionistic scenes - in the manner of the impressionists ...more

In the Footsteps of Alfred Sisley - ‘The Painter of Placid Streams’

10/02/2024

I photograph the landscapes of Alfred Sisley, the Englishman who lived and worked with the French impressionists ...more

Renoir and the Olive Trees of Les Collettes

10/02/2024

100 years after Renoir moved to Les Collettes, I visit the home in which Renoir spent the last eleven years of his life, comforted by the climate of the Côte D’Azur and surrounded by his beloved olive trees.

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Haut-de-Cagnes, Cagnes-sur-Mer

10/02/2024

Explore with me one of the most historic medieval hilltop villages of France with close connections to Renoir and his French impressionist friends ...more

Ornans and the Vallée de la Loue – Courbet Country

11/02/2024

I explore an area of the French Jura in search of the landscapes painted by Gustave Courbet ...more

To the Source of the Seine

11/02/2024

I travel in search of the source of the Seine

Aisey - sur - Seine
Aisey - sur - Seine
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A Parisienne Stroll – Autumn in the Tuileries

11/02/2024

I enjoy an autumnal scene in the Tuileries Gardens of Paris away from the hustle and bustle. ...more

Talloires – Portrait of a Lakeside Village

11/02/2024

I visit the village of Talloires on the shores of Lake Annecy and discover a village in a magnificent setting with a gourmet reputation and an intriguing past.

Annecy Flowers
Annecy Flowers
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Yvoire – The Floral Village

11/02/2024

Yvoire was 700 years old in 2006 and I visited the village to learn more of its past and to photograph its floral tradition.

Floral Cascade, Grande Rue
Floral Cascade, Grande Rue
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Contentin – Cherbourg and the Landscapes of La Manche

11/02/2024

The Cotentin is a region covered by the Cherbourg Peninsula offering an historical landscape with much to explore ...more

Burano - A Jewel in the Venetian Lagoon

12/02/2024

One day, tired of dodging the endless umbrella waving tourist guides and their crocodile of followers through the streets of Venice I decided to expand my vision towards the islands of the Venetian lagoon and found an even more vibrant subject for my lens. It was the small island of Burano. ...more

Burano Washing

19/07/2016

Wash Day on a Colourful Island in the Venetian Lagoon

This article was first published in Outdoor Photography Magazine it is featured again here with some of my more recent images of the famous Burano washing lines ...more

Through an Amateur's Eye

19/07/2016

The story behind how an amateur photographer came to rub shoulders with the world's press photographers to photograph the colour and glamour of the 1960's motor racing scene ...more

Photographing Silverstone in the 1960's

10/07/2016

Roger Lane got a rare chance to be a professional photographer when he was asked to take pictures of Silverstone.
Article for BBC Northampton January 2010 ...more

David Shepherd and STEAMDREAM

01/07/2016

Photographing wildlife artist David Shepherd and his passion for conservation and steam railways ...more

Remembering Sven

01/07/2016

An opportunity to photograph a true artist and sculptor in his creative environment ...more

The Story Behind the Pictures

01/07/2016

Photography can sometimes be about being in the right place at the right time ...more

Under Lavender Skies

19/07/2016

Despite the ravages of an English summer a touch of Provence arrives in England’s heartland where my camera captures the essence of Lavender on Worcestershire’s Snowshill ...more

Snowshill Re - Visited

04/08/2016

A further visit to Snowshill Lavender Farm in July 2016 reveals new colour ...more

Wordsworth's Valley

19/07/2016

An autumn journey through the Duddon Valley, an inspirational landscape for William Wordsworth ...more

Photographing Canford School

19/07/2016

For many years I was commissioned by Canford School near my home town of Wimborne Minster to photograph the buildings and grounds throughout the seasons. My images were used for brochures, calendars and books about the school. The Arboretum also featured in my book 'Gardens of Dorset'. Dorset Life magazine asked me to write about my experiences and that article is featured here. ...more