There are well over two hundred Greek inhabited islands – some large like Crete or Kithera; another thousand are small and uninhabited. Having travelled around thirty-two of the more accessible ones, it is hard to choose Springtime in the islands is a wonderful experience, a time when the air has that special clarity under smog-free skies of Grecian blue. It is the season that inspires photographers to blow a winter’s dust off their equipment and switch their imaginations to high sensitivity. Some of my happiest creative times were in these islands, when images just seemed to fall continually out of the sky. a favorite; in fairness they all have something special worth remembering. The kaleidoscopic islands of Greece are an unending source of images for photographers, writers and painters. I hope this little volume will encourage readers to follow my lead and absorb some of this exciting atmosphere…
Born in 1925 in Grimsby, England I soon showed artistic aptitude and won a scholarship to study graphic design – studies disrupted by the war, and service in Royal Air Force. After the war I worked on missiles and the Skylark research rocket. In 1972 I was offered a job in the German Aerospace Research Organization, the NASA of Germany. The change of life-style in Bavaria triggered me to take photography seriously, making close-ups of Alpine flowers for my wife. This developed into a fascination for detail and still life, as well as landscapes, making images featured in my exhibitions and several books. We made many journeys around the Greek islands, France, Italy, Spain & Portugal, shooting literally acres of film. I have often said that if a motif presents itself suddenly ‘out of the blue’, I see it intuitively as a graphic image or some abstract design – a reaction difficult to describe and almost impossible to teach others. I photograph anything that stands or moves, or moves me.
Sketches of Spain Published April 30, 2014
Obrigado Portugal Published December 30, 2013
Along the way - Auf dem Weg Published December 09, 2012
INSIDE STORIES Published October 15, 2012
SHOESTRING RACER Published September 11, 2012
TRAVELS ON A BSA BANTAM Published November 19, 2011
HOCHSTADT Published April 14, 2011
IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST Published March 22, 2011
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