France

Petite Camargue alsacienne

The Petite Camargue Alsacienne is a French nature reserve along the Rhine, just north of the border with Switzerland. It was founded in 1982 as a protected habitat by the French government and is named for the huge nature reserve seven hundred kilometres away, on the shores of the Mediterranean. We visited a couple of… (Read More)

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The Quest for Inspiration

This is the trailer for “La Quête d’Inspiration”, a documentary film by Mathieu Le Lay about the experiences in the wilderness of French landscape photographer Alexandre Deschaumes. You can purchase the full-length film at Reelhouse.

Sad attempt at romance

Compare and contrast the trends on the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris. The first of these photos was taken in 1996 or 1997 and the second was taken last weekend. These days, the lattices (and some of the old-fashioned street lights) along both sides of the bridge are covered completely in personalized padlocks, attached… (Read More)

After Sieff

Black-and-white memories of a dodgy hotel in the back streets of Paris in the 1990s.

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C’était un Rendezvous

One of my favourite pieces of non-fiction film: an eight and a half minute sequence filmed by Claude Lelouch on the streets of Paris in 1976.

The Squares of Arras

The slightly disappointing centre of the historic city of Arras, with its two main squares filled with traffic and cars.

Up to Arras

Once again, it’s past midnight and the suitcase is almost packed, lying nearby after I became distracted by bills which need paying and hotels which need booking. Jo is away already, arrived in Scotland after a mammoth journey, and I am kicking my heels across Europe until we meet again next weekend on the other… (Read More)

The Tradition of Freedom

The beginning of the summer camping season on the Piémançon beaches in the Camargue region of southern France.

Pingoes in the Camargue

Seeing wild flamingoes for the first time, in the south of France.

Free photos, and why I’m making them available

Any photographer offering free photos should have a good reason for doing so. This is why I’ve chosen to make a large portion of my photographic archive available.