Reflections on Poole

I live in Broadstone, Dorset, a village on the outskirts of Poole. The area is supposedly a prosperous one, Sandbanks is one of the most expensive pieces of real estate on the planet. Just a few miles away Poole town centre is dying. Numerous shops lie empty, charity shops and pound stores abound, though even some of the charity shops are closing down. Even McDonald’s and Burger King have abandoned the town.

This documentary project is tracking the death of a British Seaside town, but the scene is replicated across the country with town centres seemingly in a terminal decline.

Creative Retouching

There is a view in photography that insists that only what comes straight from the camera is a true representation of an image.  I don’t necessarily disagree with that view, but we now live in a digital world and I embrace it.  Digital manipulation of images is now as much an integral part of photography as were film and development tanks in their day.

Digital photography allows you to let your imagination run free, it helps you to see beyond the obvious, and it opens up endless possibilities.  It is those possibilities that excite me, they fire my creative soul.

Herewith are some examples of recent work.  I hope you enjoy them.  Why not drop a message and say hello.

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