This book is a collection of photographs* taken in Haute Provence, South of France in September 2006.
I visited several towns and villages in the area and most of the images here are of Grasse, Pégomas, Tourrettes, Tourrettes sur Loup, Juan les Pins, Auribeau and St. Cézaire sur Siagne.
I always try to capture the feeling of a place and time through colour, texture and detail. I was drawn by the rich warm tones of ancient windows, doors and walls and the many bright green, aqua and citrus coloured details that perfectly reflected the warm sunny days of early September.
*approximately 278 photographs
I'm and artist and designer who loves colour, texture and detail be it old or new, natural or man made. I'm currently living with a long term chronic illness so on the rare occasions I am able to travel (usually for friends weddings) I try to capture as much as possible through the lens of my camera so that I can relish the memories and be inspired by the area long after the trip is over. Being confined to bed a lot of the time makes me really appreciate the often unnoticed beauty of places. I don't try to take perfect photographs, only to capture the essence of a place at the time I visit. I want to reflect the weather, the mood, the pace and the age. If an imperfect image captures that better than one with perfect balance and focus, I'll opt for the imperfect. Imperfection is so often more honest and evocative.