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  • Allegra, the three year daughter of family in Italy, caught my lens for a moment whilst she frolicked on a sofa. Completely serendipitous and one of my favourite shots...
  • I took this shot at a local mountain village festa in Campania, Southern Italy, where flag juggling is a traditional skill...
  • I discovered this location at Iken, Suffolk and returned the next morning five minutes before sunrise. Just in time...
  • The new Design Museum London, yet another beautiful addition to the city! The original museum concept was created by design guru Sir Terence Conran, who I used to work for at his Covent Garden studio, in Neal Street...
  • Good friend and fellow photographer Andrew Florides invited me to photograph his 'Garden Circus' (he wanted the evening off). A fabulous evening of song, dance and acrobatics charged with the eroticism of Tango. "These are incredible, Roland!" Helen Nicholson, photographer. See 'A garden Circus' gallery...
  • I stumbled across this Venetian back street scenario, that had more the theatricality of a stage set, than a real location. Ironically there is beauty to be discovered in decay and how apt the name above the door...
  • The beautiful central staircase at the Tate Britain, London. Stairway to a neo-deco heaven...
  • 'Leberknoedelsuppe' or Austrian liver dumpling soup, is a favourite Alpine dish of mine. Oh and the Austrians don't believe in sentences, if one word will do...
  • My Godson on the River Waveney, Suffolk. In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. I love the subtle variations of pattern, light and refection within the water's surface...
  • I was very fortunate to get so close to this magnificent and curious creature. See more of him in my 'Curious creatures' gallery...
  • More from the fabulous 'Garden Circus' evening. Congratulations to Andrew for pulling off such a bizarre idea...
  • The glass frontage of the 'Forum', Norwich reflects the 15th Century St Peters Church opposite...
  • It’s one thing to take a picture of what a person looks like, it’s quite another to make a portrait of who they are. Bulgarian musician Svetla was a beautifully demonstrative subject to photograph. Every shot I took, was like discovering a new muse, but with this shot I felt I caught her very soul. See my gallery of Svetla, titled 'Audition'...
  • This is a scene alongside a mountain lake in central Southern Italy. I have spent many peaceful hours here, sometimes just waiting for the light to cooperate...
  • A simple, yet beautiful village wedding for Lianne and Tim. More of this in my 'Aisle altar hymn!' gallery...
  • "I love your use of differential focussing and I really appreciate your positioning, especially the low viewpoints, and the timing of the individual shots is first class. You have drawn me right into the competition. Beautiful pics, well done" John Shedden, former National Coach of 'Snowsport England'. See my 'Sport & acrobatics' gallery...
  • “The pictures are absolutely wonderful! I can't believe it, you've done an amazing job. Thank you so much" Portfolio for Thea, a young actor. See the complete collection in my 'Thea' gallery...
  • When people ask me what equipment I use, I tell them my eyes! A range of Neal's Yard 'alternative' products, but the real subject is the light...
  • The photograph I’m going to take tomorrow, is my favourite. In the meantime, this shot from a festa in Campania, Southern Italy, will have to do...
  • Photographing alongside the pier at Southwold, is one of those rather clichéd, yet 'must do' scenarios that photographers like to challenge themselves with. When I shot this just before sun-up, I chatted with another photographer had travelled from Bedford, and that's a 5 hour round trip!
  • "All I can say is that these are in a completely different class to the images supplied by our other photographers and I’m really, really delighted with them – over the moon in fact!" Jennifer Shaw of Kitchenology. See the the complete collection of six kitchens in my 'Kitchenology' gallery...
  • This fishing boat beached at Aldeburgh Suffolk, is another 'must shoot' subject for photographers. It's all about light, textures and angles...
  • Boris appeared looking more like a biblical prophet than an ex American financier. This true English eccentric, arrived outside a bar, just metres from where he has lived in Campania Italy, for the later half of his life. Earlier times would have seen him living his life a few hundred metres from Washington's 'White House', as a financier. He was the perfect model, as we sat, drank and swapped life's stories, totally uninhibited whilst I 'clicked' away. It was only after I had exhausted my forefinger, that he told me he was a photographer...
  • Paola, my step daughter, in enigmatic model poise when she was twenty-one...
  • 'Spotted dick', the quintessential English nursery pudding, with sweet memories of school days. Outrageously bad, it’s worth six of the best! Shot without any tricks of the trade to perk it up. Oh and I ate it afterwards.
  • A festa evening in central Southern Italy, where the joy, brass and heat seem to emanate from this image...
  • I waited patiently for more than an hour for the sun to dip into the perfect position, over this Italian mountain lake...
  • Photography is the story I fail to put into words. This back street of Naples shot, taken with my iPhone, was "My kingdom for a Nikon" moment. I returned to the exact same location, time of day etc., with the idea of reshooting it with my Nikon. No sooner had I raised my lens, than I found myself encircled by a group of dubious 'compadres', wanting to know why I was photographing 'their street', rather than, as they suggested, Capri. They just couldn't see the thousand stories, I could see...
  • Washing day over a Venetian canal. A camera teaches people how to see, without a camera...
  • This is an unposed, shoot from the hip, street shot I took of Charlie with, to use a cinematic expression, a ‘verité’ style of photography. A more naturalistic approach, preferred by some, for family portraits. Being in the right place, at the right time, with the right lens, is all it takes...
  • Another image from my 'Thea' session. See the complete gallery 'Thea'...
  • This is one of my students on my one day 'Intro to Photography' workshop, at Walberswick Suffolk. One of six locations I use, on the 'Suffolk Heritage Coast'
  • Under the Southwold pier, just prior to sunrise...
  • Luca Rossi, performing at Alife (a-leaf-a) Campania, Italy. A photograph records an event, long after you have forgotten everything and musicians invariably make great subjects...
  • There seemed no good angle to shoot this old sailing boat, moored on the River Alde at Snape Maltings. Gaining height and shooting downwards, I was just able to capture the scenario.
  • Whilst researching locations for my 'Italian photography holiday courses', I parked my car in Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast, alongside some railings. As I got out and locked up, I peaked over the edge to this jaw dropping scene of an old ruined mill, within the gorge...
  • Architectural bliss above the spiral...
  • More beauty in decay..
  • This was a shot of a student on one of my Suffolk Photography Courses at Southwold. I set the group a task of taking portraits of one another and shot this as an example, as I made use of what was available. The natural window light was perfect and the defused reflection within a glassed and framed painting, suggested a depth of character.
  • As I was photographing a Baptism, I turned just in time to capture the shot of the day.