Category: Portfolio

Neighbourhood – Summer 2015

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Walking around Hove in June and July, 2015, taking photos of my neighbourhood. Deep summer shadows shaped the quiet streets The first image shows Blatchington Road reflected in the tiles outside of the Co-op. I like how the speckles in the tiles appear to pattern the shop fronts. The eighth image shows a window opened […]

A Temporary Quiet – Photo Fringe 2020

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My contribution to Photo Fringe 2020 flowed from my experiences of walking through green spaces in Brighton & Hove—experiences amplified by the events of 2020. I’ve been thinking about inner and outer landscapes, and the sensations of being left to yourself.  The rope swing in the fourth photograph reminds me of a padded coat-hanger.  

The Three Cornered Copse

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I’ve been walking along a ribbon of land called The Three Cornered Copse. Hove Council bought it from the Marquis of Abergavenny in 1935, having borrowed £1,524. The copse rises up the Northern slope of the Goldstone Valley, passes between the back gardens of the big houses on Woodland Drive and Woodland Avenue, and emerges near […]

These places are landmarks

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‘…The act of taking photographs on our journeys felt like a gathering of evidence, allowing us to capture contemporary echoes of past events, locations and people. …These places are landmarks.’ From the foreword to “Brighton’s Outskirts — people, place, community’. Inspired by the stories we read in QueenSpark Books’ archives, I took photographs at locations […]

Portland Road

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Portland Road stretches from Sackville Road in Hove to Boundary Road in Portslade. You could pick up most things you need along here. Heading towards Boundary Road, Portland Road becomes more residential until nearer Portslade Railway Station. The traffic can be heavy sometimes. Commercial enclaves like Portland Road keep neighbourhoods alive. 

Hove Details

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Summer grasses against a wall in Stoneham Park; a window in Poets Corner; curtains inside a camper van; a toy in Book Nook; a laundrette on Blatchington Road and a doll in a charity shop on Portland Road.