Photographer, Physician, Man-About-Town, Actor, Poet and Otter fancier - Patrick has dabbled in some or all of these roles over the years. Photographically his interests are mainly in the field of landscape and, in particular, seascape photography.
Patrick is not widely considered the doyen of English landscape photographers.
The coasts of the Mediterranean islands offer great opportunities. Here the mountains that constitute the tops of the islands slope into the sea and the features of their rocks can be seen beneath the waves more clearly by the camera than they can by the human eye. The use of long exposures to smooth the surface of the sea and a polarizing filter let the film accumulate and image of that which lies beneath.
Patrick’s colour images are meant to celebrate the beauty of the landscapes they represent. In addition there are monochrome images here that feature a harder, higher contrast approach to photography. Enjoy the pictures.
Patrick still uses film; currently taking most images with a Nikon F5 35mm SLR on Fujichrome Velvia film stock. Monochrome pictures are also taken on the F5 or on a Leica M5 rangefinder. Transparencies are subsequently scanned using a Canon or Nikon film scanner. Black and white images are scanned from the negative in the same way or alternatively (and preferably) printed in a conventional wet darkroom and the final print scanned. The web site was prepared using Freeway Express on an Apple Macintosh computer.
Galleries – On line photography galleries worth investigating:
John Claridge - an inspirational photographer, no one controls colour and shadow like him; he is equally gifted with monochrome.
Joe Cornish - The big man in UK landscape photography at the moment and technically perfect.
Charlie Waite - Widely revered as the doyen of English landscape photographers - apparently. No one has covered Italy so extensively and so well.
David Noton - Jovial travel photographer; his excellent Practical Photography columns are on the site and usually worth a read.
Leigh Perry - Australian landscape worker with a penchant for the coast.
Michael Fatali - If you can get past the ridiculous titles of the pictures you are in for a treat; the south western United States in a way Ansel Adams didn’t present it.
Nikon - UK site for Nikon cameras and scanners.
Manfrotto - Italian tripods – Ciao!
Benbo - British tripods – Hurrah!
Silverprint - A must for anyone trying to run a traditional darkroom
Speed Graphic - Great place to find out of the way accessories and gizmo’s.
Robert White - Professional dealer, specialist in large format.