Posts Tagged ‘ photography ’

Random Image from Archive: Ha Homa

Palestinian women walking past the Israeli settlement of Ha Homa between Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the West Bank.

Ha Homa

Back to Black… and White

Images from the opening of the Back to Black… and White exhibition at the Post Modern Art Gallery in Swindon.

The exhibition was a combination of photographs by prolific Swindon social  photographer Albert Beaney, and images inspired by them created as part of a collaboration between young people from Swindon Youth Forum, artist Dani Landau, and Create Studios.

Old Photographs of Israel’s Controversial Security Barrier in the West Bank

Old photographs of Israel’s controversial security barrier in the West Bank.

The Glue Pot Swindon

Portraits of Wedding Guests

Informal black and white portraits of guests enjoying the reception at a wedding I photographed recently at South Marston Hotel and Country Club in Swindon.

Being All Abstract and Stuff with Snow & Trees

snow covered trees

Snow covered trees Swindon

Snow Covered trees in Swindon

Snow Swindon

snow Swindon

Old Student Landscape Work

Billy Banks

“So nature steals on all the works of man,
Sure conqueror she, reclaiming to herself
His perishable piles.”

Robert Southey: The Ruined Cottage, 1799.

The Billy Banks housing estate in Penarth is a contemporary ruin. Rising above Cardiff Bay on land scheduled for redevelopment, Billy Banks is a product of the Modernist taste for building functional housing. It now stands derelict and mostly abandoned. It’s residents re-housed in preparation for the estates eventual demolition.

Because of this abandonment, the estate has become overgrown. With no one to cut the grass, prune the hedges, or sweep away the leaves Nature has begun to reclaim the land. Even the concrete itself, cracked with neglect and abuse, has become home to weeds and vegetation. The land, devoid now of human life, has breathed life into itself.