then and now: a photographic journey through Berkshire and beyond


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.