Wildlife photographer? Well, technically yes!

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I have been trying to get a decent photograph of this hedgehog since spring but it always eluded me. I have been tempting it into my garden with dog food and peanuts and finally got a half decent photograph, not bad for photographing through the patio doors whilst lying on the kitchen floor!


RUSU wall graphic: impressively colourful and engaging

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RUSU wall graphic

RUSU wall graphic: impressively colourful and engaging. I have just seen, for the first time, the impressive wall graphic of this year’s Reading University Students’ Union Officers. Yes, it really is an entire wall. It’s been up for a while but I finally popped in to see it and it was well worth the wait! It looks fantastic: I checked out my photography skills and photoshop cutouts. Luckily everything was in order and it looked pretty perfect to me (although my opinion is probably slightly biased).


then and now: a photographic journey through Berkshire and beyond

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My first YouTube video has gone live.

The ‘then’ photographs were taken by Philip Osborne Collier (1881-1979). He was a commercial photographer and postcard printer based in Reading, Berkshire. A collection of 6000 glass negatives are held within the Museum of Rural Life, Reading. Take a trip around their new website here: MERL

The ‘now’ photographs and video editing were done my myself. Free online music by

The locations are Caversham, Earley, Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames, Reading, Shinfield, Sonning, Twyford, Wargrave, Wokingham and Woodley.


Huffington Post quiz: identify bizarre MERL items

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The Huffington Post quiz: identify bizarre MERL items : ‘What are these historical contraptions?’ All objects are from the Museum of English Rural Life, in Reading which has just reopened after a major refurbishment.

Ten items to identify in total: my featured image is either 1. a bee inseminator, 2. carrier pigeon tattoo kit, 3. cow ear punch or 4. de-lousing kit. But I cheated and asked when I photographed the items. Of course, I asked – wouldn’t you? See the article and quiz at: Huffington Post Quiz




Daniel Galmiche, TV chef at Salon Culinaire 2016

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Daniel Galmiche, TV chef at Salon Culinaire 2016 Ascot Racecourse

Daniel Galmiche, TV chef at Salon Culinaire 2016. I photographed Saturday Kitchen guest chef Daniel Garmiche during his skills session at Salon Culinaire 2016, Ascot Racecourse where he cooked Norwegian Fjord Trout.

Michelin starred chef, Daniel currently works at Restaurant 190 at the Gore Hotel, London having previously worked at the Vineyard, le Gavroche, Cliveden House, and L’Ortolan.