Saturday night

The Palais in Nottingham in 1982 or 83. Part of my nightlife project as a photography student at Trent Polytechnic. Hand held photography at night using film was not overly easy.

Kiev 4A camera, 50mm lens. Likely shot wide open (f2.8) 1/25th of a second,  HP5 film plus extended development

The Blind Institute

Near the arboretum. Taken using a pre war Voigtländer Brilliant tlr camera. Taken in approx 1982.

I love the way old lenses render light. Pictorialism was well out of favour in the early 1980s so these images were for personal use only.


One of the last images in a series on nightlife in Nottingham.

Collage project: Nightlife

The central part of a series of nightlife images from my final year exhibition at Trent Polytechnic in 1983.

The Arboretum on a foggy night

The Arboretum is one of my favourite places in Nottingham, like the Victoria park of my youth these spaces bring nature, space and light into people’s lives, they are precious places.