My main interest in photography has always been
Audio-Visual photography, or Slide-Sound sequences as they were sometimes called
in the days before digital...
I have been making these for over 25 years now and
have produced a wide variety of sequences from the basic illustration of a piece
of music, to more complex documentaries and 'avant-guard' type work.
In 1999 I gained a Credit of the Photographic
Alliance of Great Britain, (CPAGB), for my Audio-Visual work, by submitting
two Slide-sound sequences; Oh boy, What a Game & A Legacy for the
In common with most other people, I am
now producing and projecting sequences digitally. This has introduced a
whole new way of producing sequences.
I have a varying programme of sequences which I
show to various clubs & societies around the area. (Digital sequences only). If you would like
to discuss a booking, then please
get in touch.
I also have a few 'travelogue' talks for groups and societies. See the
Please find below details of some of my more successful
& favourite sequences. (D) indicates Digital Sequence.
- "The Pushbike Song";
the song of that name, by the Mixtures. A sequence featuring bikes, shot in
Cambridge, and making use of diagonal slide mounts! My first competition
- "Jostandalbreen Glacier";
Shot from a 6 seater float plane on a holiday in Norway. Dramatic shots
accompanied by Widor's Toccata. Always a popular one at
- "EuroDisney"; Shot in it's
first year, (before they changed the name). Accompanied by a variety of
Disney tunes. Again, a popular one at shows.
- "The G-Nome";
'shot to a script' sequence I made. Having found a great song, I had to
re-record it as it was live, and then shoot the pictures to suit. I still
have the gnome, bought especially for the sequence! Another trophy winner
and popular sequence. (Recently Scanned and digitalised)
- "Oh boy, what a game";
a boy, and Nintendo 'Gameboy', put them together for a day, and you have the
basis for an 'obsessive' sequence. Shot to my script using a friends son
as the star. (My Gameboy batteries were flat when I got it back!)
Part of my CPAGB submission.
- "A Legacy for the Future";
first documentary sequence, on the life and work of Beartrix Potter. Part
of my CPAGB submission.
Carnival"; A fast moving
sequence using quick fades and effects. Shot at the largest
illuminated carnival in Western Europe.
Decline"; (D) An evocative sequence, presented in
black & white, shot around old slate mining workings at Cwmorthin, North
Wales. Accompanied by traditional Welsh male voice choir. Winner
of Midland Counties Digital AV competition 2004.
- "Countdown to a
group photo"; (D). 1 minute sequence made for a comp.
at our club. Features a group photo assembling over the space of 1
minute. 76 images!
High"; (D). Shots taken during a hot air balloon
flight over the Peak District in Derbyshire, set to ethereal music by Enya.
- "Daylight in
concert"; (D). Daylight is a local Christian band whom
I have worked with at youth events. Set to extracts of their songs the
shots keep time with the beat of the music. Another winner.
- "That's My King"; (D). A departure in that it uses no
'photography', the images being created on the PC with some faint background
images taken from the net. Features lots of phrases describing Jesus.
(D). Images of the band YFriday in concert singing 'Revolution'
accompanied with pictures of world events on the theme of 'Change'
Wharf"; (D). Images of Canary Wharf, taken by my good
friend Martin Janes, set to powerful track from 'Romeo & Juliet'. Won a
couple of awards.
photographed at the Venice Carnival, held each year in the run up to lent. A
riot of colour.
- "Donna Nook"
(D), Located on the North Lincolnshire coast, Donna Nook is one of the
largest colonies of Grey Seals in the country. Photographed in
December with the newly born pups.
- "The Seedsowing
Network" (D). Depicting the work of the charity of the same name
which runs a school on the edge of a slum in Nairobi, which I have been
privileged to visit several times.
(D), A Kenyan Experience. Pictures taken on our trips to kenya, both
work & play!
- "Tommy the
Tortoise"; (D) A follow-up sequence to The G-nome. Re-recorded
for me by a friend and then photographed in my garden with 2 stone tortoises
and some punk hedgehogs! Funny and sad at the same time...
- "For the Fallen";
The Poppies at the Tower of London in 2014, accompanied by Laurence Binyon's
- "The Need For
Biscuits"; A humerous song by Paul Bell featuring my brother as a
biscuit lover. Accompanied by 16 varieties of biscuits!
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