St. Bartholomew, and Richard’s Castle

Whilst Roz and I were staying in Ludlow, we visited a nearby church and castle. It was quite a hike-up from where were staying in Orleton Common, but well-worth the drive. The views from the church yard were stunning, it was such a peaceful place; we just stood and marvelled at the beautiful countryside before us (fig #27). St. Bartholomew Church is a delightful 12th-century building, set-in well-kept grounds, despite it no-longer being used for regular worship; and is nowRead more

Rickards of Ludlow

On a recent trip to Ludlow I chanced upon Rickards of Ludlow, I was astonished and amazed by the shop fittings. There’s such character and age and a legacy of generations of local people, landowners, and farmers, who have sought solutions to their domestic and business hardware problems. It was a delight to enter such an historic emporium of irreplaceable shop fitting treasures. As a Documentary Photographer, I felt obliged to photograph and record such a momentous occasion for othersRead more

The Studio

Roz and I revisited Ludlow, and this time we stayed in a charming artist’s studio that was once home to Hugh McKinnon. The studio is an upside-down building with a large decking area on the upper floor that is set amongst native deciduous trees and surrounded by wildlife. I was up at 04:00 hrs most mornings to experience the amazing dawn chorus. The decking provided easy access to a forest that I was eager to explore with my camera andRead more