Welsh artists; Environmental Portraits

I was commissioned to produce Environmental Portraits of seven Welsh artists for a printed publication. It was such a privilege to work these committed, talented artists who eagerly engaged and collaborated on the project. Lowri Davies: https://www.contemporaryceramics.uk/makers/lowri-davies/ Sian O’Doherty: https://sianodoherty.co.uk Lee John Phillips: https://www.leejohnphillips.co.uk/#illustrator-maker See also: https://raysphotos.net/2016/03/25/lee-john-phillips/ Mari Thomas: https://marithomas.com Brendan Stuart Burns: http://www.brendanstuartburns.co.uk Huw Alden Davies: https://www.huwdaviesphotography.com Mandy Lane:  https://mandylanesculpture.wordpress.com See also: https://raysphotos.net/2016/03/20/dead-paper/Read more

Lucy and Rob’s Wedding

I was invited, with my wife, to the wedding of a lovely couple – Lucy and Rob. Rob had the great idea of adding a theme, of the wearing a hat, to the dress code. I managed to photograph just a few of the wonderful guests in an impromptu studio in the wedding marquee. It was great to witness and capture some of the lovely hats that were worn.  Read more

It’s My Shout – Hen Wragedd A Ffyn

I was delighted to be invited to provide the Unit Stills Photography for a second BBC Welsh language film; Hen Wragedd A Ffyn. ‘Hen Wragedd A Ffyn (Old Wives and Sticks) is a short drama about the power of friendship and a young girl’s resilience.’ The storyline of this film is based around the hypothesis of the grounds of a Swansea hotel as a psychiatric hospital and employs the magnificent Mumbles pier as a dramatic backdrop, the historic Swansea BayRead more

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

I was invited to photo-document a Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival at Gigi Gao’s Favourite Authentic Chinese Restaurant in Swansea Marina. The event was organised for senior citizens by the Chinese in Wales Association (CIWA) in Swansea who had been self-isolating during Covid-19 and unable to socialise with friends. CIWA organise programmes to improve ethnic Chinese residents’ wellbeing especially the most vulnerable people. The performance was was provided by a group of dedicated  volunteers from the community and the delicious vegetarian mealRead more

It’s My Shout – I am One

During my first year of university, we had a lecture by Stills Photographer Giles Keyte, he was such a stimulating and energetic speaker that he inspired me to at least experience Unit Stills Photography. Since graduation in 2018 I have been banging and kicking doors, sending emails and phoning contacts for an opportunity to generate a set of Unit Stills Photographs. Finally, my hard work and tenacity came to fruition; I gained the opportunity to photograph on two BBC productions.Read more

African Textile Workshop

I was invited to attend the African Textile workshop to further my research into diaspora. The workshop, which was organised by Funmi, Uzo, Jo and Maureen was funded by the Arts Council Wales as part of Black History Wales 365 Workshop. It was hosted by Funmi, a Nigerian national, and was held in the Swansea Grand Theatre. When I arrived, there was an on-going Zoom presentation by Chuks Ukabuilu from Nigeria who was passionately describing the significance and special meaningsRead more

Kidwelly Quay

This is my first venture out to photograph since I went into self-isolation in March 2020. It felt somewhat strange, but at the same exhilarating. I must get out again soon.Read more

Garage Doors

The diversity in design and manufacture of garage doors astounds me. The design, construction and materials employed is extensive. Some garage doors are cherished and well maintained, others are neglected and forlorn. There are those that have been constructed from dubious DIY designs with inappropriate materials; have seen better days and outlived their original purpose and are now sad and dilapidated.  My objective with this body of work is to provide a representation of this miscellany of garage doors inRead more

Mindful Photography

It’s an honour to present the work of eight charity volunteers who responded to my proposal of an on-line Mindful Photography event. I was invited by SPAN Arts of Narberth to propose an engaging on-line project to inspire a clutch of their volunteers. My proposal, and challenge, was to introduce the group to on-line Mindful Photography; to encourage them to create their own compilation of Mindful photographs and to share the outcome with their group and the wider audience throughRead more