Based in North Cornwall, I’m now taking photographs after a long career selling the fancy gear, retail and wholesale, to other people who wanted to take photographs.
I like using Black and White and I have been exploring creating more abstract and impressionistic imaging, using a deliberate camera moving technique, to impart the sense of the change, flow and movement that there is in all things, even if we can’t see it normally.
I have no pretensions of being the kind of ‘keen photographer’ who gets excited by gear or gadgets, can spend hours talking relative merits of lenses, or states it is ‘my passion’. It’s not.
I do enjoy the creative outlet of my photography–it’s just more often in sporadic bursts of relative enthusiasm rather than a continuous drive.
My shots are what I decided to take, on the day and time I was there, and perhaps enhancing (not completely creating) something I see in the image when I process it. Which is, more often than not, slightly different to what I thought I saw when I took it.
I have Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, so I like to spend some time, when the disease clobbers me for walking, by sitting and perhaps doing a bit of image editing instead. When it clobbers me for even thinking about anything, I just go to sleep.
So I post some end results up on this blog, just so if anyone ever asks “Do you display your photos anywhere Bear?” I can direct them here.
I also make some available to buy–I won’t be eating well for more than a single meal on the proceeds of that, but it’s lovely to get the emails showing my pictures, framed, and on someone’s wall a long way from Cornwall. And it keeps the site free of those junky adverts from WordPress too.
If you happen to like my pictures, I’m very glad you have enjoyed them, and I hope you can pop in to have a look another time soon.
PS: My site was featured on WordPress Discover in March 2018 as an Editors’ Pick. Click on the image to go to the post I wrote when I found out.
A not-very-subtle reminder that I have shops, at
Redbubble and Pixels,
where there are a selection of my images in all sorts of buying options
(Art, Canvas and Framed prints, and the popular greetings cards and notebooks)
It only takes a couple of small sales to keep the site ad-free, so do have a look if you have time. Thanks.