The World Was Suddenly Rich with Possibility

Some books you read at exactly the right age and time in your life. For me “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac was one of those books. As I read it I remember thinking that travel would be THE escape route from my humdrum home countries Hertfordshire existence and I remember scribbling down so many inspirational quotes…

The Sun Just Touched the Morning – Early Bird

I love the light first thing in the morning and wherever I am in the world I always get up early on one day so I can capture the moment either on film or in my sketchbook. Whether it be a sunrise over a beautiful natural wonder or people getting ready for the day in…

Cities from a different perspective

In life I always try to see things for a different point of view. From 9 to 5 (well 8 to 4) I am a teacher and seeing an experience through the eyes of a 12 year old can be a huge advantage, invariably avoiding conflict and leading to an amicable outcome. In my free…

I remember you well at the Chelsea Hotel…

Once the residence for the famous and infamous of New York’s bohemian scene, the future of the Chelsea Hotel now looks bleak. Listening to the news on BBC world last night, I heard that the hotel, which is closed for renovation, currently has no fixed date or even any plan for reopening. Located at 222…

The ghost of the Twin Towers

I took this photograph of the World Trade Centre through the crown of the Statue of Liberty in 1997. When I developed the photograph a couple of months after I took it, I remember thinking it was a rather ghostly image, with the skyline shrouded in mist. Looking at the image now, 12 years on…