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The Perimeter

Newhaven Breakwater, Sussex. Newhaven Breakwater, Sussex.

A yellow ferry chimney glides past yacht masts and a tupperware sky. A dog walker is emphatic that my chosen path to the cliffs is really boring and told me an alternative route – she was right.

WW2 Emergency Battery, Eastern gun emplacement with shell lockers. Newhaven, Sussex. WW2 Emergency Battery, Eastern gun emplacement with shell lockers. Newhaven, Sussex.

A portentous sign by a tarmac road informs me I was entering “The Brighton and Lewis Biosphere”. Three huge gun positions overlooked by a manned coastguard station suggest Newhaven must have been an important port in WW2.

Newhaven Heights, Sussex. Newhaven Heights, Sussex.

Despite the Daily Mash claiming Brighton is “To become the UK’s first ‘twats only’ town” the city can’t come too soon as this stretch of bungalow coast is Britain at its most tawdry.

Peacehaven Heights, Sussex. Peacehaven Heights, Sussex.

Very fresh and dramatic cliff erosion with alarmingly large bites into the existing footpath leaving fence wires hanging into the abyss as if…

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Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

An assignment for architects Nick-Leith Smith to photograph their interior and furniture design for the new enlarged Manolo Blahnik store in Harrods, London.

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nam-book-101 nam-book-102 nam-book-103 nam-book-105 nam-book-106 nam-book-107 nam-book-108 nam-book-109 nam-book-110 nam-book-111 nam-book-112 nam-book-113 nam-book-114This is the book I put together after last summers British Exploring Society Expedition to Namibia on which I was photography leader. Each member of the expedition has a double spread in which they created a photo series based on their experience of five weeks of self-supported living in the desert including backpacking across the infamously hostile Skeleton Coast.

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK
The main basin of Gloucester Docks was the original terminus of the ship canal that ran from Sharpness, opened in 1827. The victorian warehouses and mills at Gloucester were mainly built for the storage and processing of imported corn. The old warehouses, were built with thick brick walls, a slate roof and strong wooden floors supported by cast-iron columns. The many small windows were intended more for ventilation than for light and were originally fitted with shutters rather than glass. The corn was stored in sacks that were lifted up to the required floor by manually operated winches in the loft.

In 2014 Gloucester Docks was converted into a film set for “Alice through the Looking Glass” by Tim Burton with the addition of five tall ships. Here’s a clip from the BBC showing how the docks were transformed for the movie.

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

Images available as limited edition prints and licensing contact me for pricing. Link to all 49 images from this photoshoot.

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Details of the architecture of Shrewsbury which contains over 660 listed buildings built on an unaltered medieval street plan. Some of the tudor buildings are gloriously wonky and the narrow streets called “shuts” have overhanging window bays that almost touch at second floor level.

Also see the companion post Like tudor hieroglyphs: half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Abstractions of some of the handsome half-timbered buildings of shrewsbury.

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

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The Iron Bridge, Spanning the river Severn at Ironbridge Gorge near Coalbrookdale, UK. Opened in 1781, it was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron. The bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site site and a grade I listed building.

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

Images available as limited edition prints and licensing contact me for pricing. 

Tower vault & choir

Tower vault & choir

Nave looking east towards Altar

Nave looking east towards Altar

Tower Vault

Tower Vault

Nave vault

Nave vault

Choir vault and stained glass

Choir vault and stained glass

Rood screen and nave looking west from the choir

Rood screen and nave looking west from the choir

Choir, looking east to the high altar

Choir, looking east to the high altar

North aisle looking west

North aisle looking west

Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire. One of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Britain. Built 1121-1530.

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

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