In the dark

This week a very official man with a brief case came round, and I was feeling anxious. Not a big deal, but I am a serial worrier. As soon as he stepped through the door he smiled and said he has met me before in 2012, and remembered me because I was the argentique lady. …

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Mérens of summer

A little over a year ago I photographed some Mérens horses for the first time. I got in touch with stables that were happy to let me come to photograph their horses; Christel understood my wishes and left me and them to it. She had several different horses, mostly Arab, Mérens or crossbreeds of both. I …

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Luna

Luna is my dog. She’s adorable, but probably the most brainless dog on the planet. There are three outcomes in her brain; hopefully food, or something is a game, or else she’s in trouble. In my experience with dogs, it’s best to just go with the flow, and allow them to behave in their normal …

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As the sun sets on summer

It’s time to reflect on what happened, but keep my eyes set firmly towards the future. I had lots of summer adventures and a bit of travel, new cameras, experiences, changes of direction, experiments, dreams dreamt and dreams that came true. One of our summer constants are the early evening dips in the lake. On this occasion we took …

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Of badgers and Bob

Driving home one evening I saw this beautiful badger dead on the side of the road. She was a pregnant female, heavy, swollen belly and teats. I was so sad. I spent some time with her, observing closely every detail so I could keep her memorised and later honour her life, one mother to another. Her soft …

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Printmaking

Over the last couple of months or so I’ve been having intaglio printmaking lessons. In the past I’ve made a pretty good attempt at linoprints and some ok-ish woodcuts on my own, but the lack of a printing press has put the kibosh on really getting under the bonnet of printmaking. I have from time to …

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