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Union Street, Plymouth Documentary Photography Project

This is a personal documentary photography project of Plymouth’s historic but decaying Union Street. A place of former greatness, now neglected and sad but showing glimmers of its former glamour. I am fascinated by the old buildings which survived the bombings of the 2nd World War but have been left to rot. Union Street, Plymouth is currently changing with work being done to the New Palace Theatre throughout 2016.

The street must hold memories of many good nights out for several generations of Plymothians and visiting service people. My favourite building in Plymouth is the old “New Palace Theatre”, more recently known as the “Dance Academy”. A magnificent building with a million stories!

Abandoned Theatre

I was lucky enough to photograph inside the New Palace Theatre in January 2016, during the early stages of the renovation by the Go palace charity.

The inside of the building evokes memories of when it was the “Dance Academy” nightclub in the 1990s and early 2000s but mostly of an abandoned theatre with many grand features and endless stories.

You can also see these images as a Youtube Video Slideshow

Documentary Photographer In Plymouth, Devon

I would be pleased to discuss any documentary photography commissions in South West England so please don’t hesitate to contact me. See prints & licensing prices.

 if I can help. I can also supply licensed images for publication and prints and canvasses of any of these photographs.

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Plymouth Hoe Foreshore Documentary Photography 

The once magnificent lower foreshore of Plymouth Hoe shows signs of a bygone era of seaside splendor with disused bathing areas, changing rooms and sun decks. I am always fascinated to go exploring below the main promenade of Plymouth Hoe and see what I can find, old and new.

Shapes, colours and textures fight the elements for survival in this unforgiving environment, bathed in ever differing light from sky and sea. The area must be home to many memories from many eras.

This personal photographic project explores the details of this beautiful but often un-noticed area between the tide and the city. I really love this spot as it is but also feel that it could become an amazing world class amphitheater in the future, but I quite like the Hoe foreshore as it is!

Documentary Photographer in Devon

I would be very pleased to discuss documentary photography commissions in Devon or Cornwall or provide more information on my services so please don’t hesitate to contact me. Or check out my Prints & Digital License Prices

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The Seaside Time Forgot. Documentary Photography of British Coastal Towns

Photography can be highly subjective depending upon which way you point the camera. We normally photograph locations to show the unspoilt, idyllic, clean and tidy, happy, smiley scene.

However, in this personal project, I am showing the opposite and equally subjective viewpoint of our British Seaside. One which is sometimes sad, sometimes humerous and often ironic and poignant. But always very “British”. Many of our coastal towns are now a shadow of their former selves. The decline of the seaside town has ebbed and flowed ever since the advent of the Mediterranean package holiday several decades ago and although many British resorts have fought back and reinvented themselves, some have gone even further backwards.

Commissioned Photography Rates:

Please contact me to discuss your specific photography requirements and I will provide a prompt quotation and availability for commissioned work or prints.

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European Documentary Photography / Street Photography

Black & white European documentary photography which I have captured around Europe from Venice to London, Spain to Salzburg and Krakow.

I like to use the simplicity of monotone black & white to capture classic and timeless moments, shapes, forms, lines and textures.

Many images are shot on grainy black & white film, some digitally – see if you can guess which is which! Either way, I aim to try and find shapes forms and textures within timeless street scenes whenever I explore a European city.

Documentary Photographer Image Licensing

These images can be purchased for publication for web or print and I would be pleased to discuss any special licensing requirements you may have for any of these documentary photographs. Contact me.

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Quintessential Westcountry Images from Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & Scilly

I love living and working as a photographer in the characterful South West of England. In this portfolio I am concentrating on Westcountry images with a traditional, quirky, romantic or timeless quality, something that can easily be found in this wonderful part of the world.

This project shows some of the quintessentially Westcountry images that I have captured around our beautiful region from West Cornwall to North Somerset, From seaside scenes and piers to quaint villages and from traditional country events to beautiful sunset silhouettes.

You may also like my Plymouth Hoe Silhouettes folio.

Photography Rates for Commissioned Work: Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your photography requirements and brief. I will then be pleased to provide a prompt written quotation. I can provide rates for commission photography or special prices for image licensing or for prints, framed prints and canvasses.