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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...
  • 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...
  • I discovered this location at Iken, Suffolk and returned the next morning five minutes before sunrise. Sometimes capturing a great shot is just about getting up on time ;-)
  • Good friend and fellow photographer Andrew Florides invited me to photograph his 'Garden Circus' (he wanted the evening off). A fabulous evening of song and dance, with acrobatics by a travelling Mexican troupe charged with the eroticism of Tango. "These are incredible, Roland!" Helen Nicholson, photographer. See 'A garden Circus' gallery...
  • I have visited this location several times now, both reconnoitering and guiding group students as a part of my 'Italian Photography Course'. This is an early morning view from Pietravairano looking south towards Naples, some 30 miles away and just out of view. Just behind where I took this shot is a mountain Roman Amphitheatre that has only very recently been rediscovered, having been buried from view by vegetation for probably more than a millennia. The cratered mountain to the right is Vesuvius and it is that crater that was formed by the volcano!
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dennis, on my Italian Photography course, captures an early morning view from a mountain village 'lost and found' Roman Amphitheatre
  • "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...
  • Actress Thea, commissioned a portfolio for her agents. The entire collection can be seen on my 'Photo Gallery' section entitled 'Thea'
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • Light: 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...
  • "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...
  • '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.
  • 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...
  • Another image from my 'Thea' session. See the complete gallery 'Thea'...
  • This fishing boat beached at Aldeburgh Suffolk, is another 'must shoot' subject for photographers. It's all about light, textures and angles...
  • A festa evening in central Southern Italy, where the joy, brass and heat seem to emanate from this image...
  • The Italians, or more likely their Roman slaves, have had the happy habit of laying down hamlets in the seemingly most impossible of environments. In this case it's a long and high stone's throw from the fabulous Amalfi Coast road.
  • 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...
  • One of my students shooting to a brief on the beach at Walberswick. Note how the adopted' shallow depth of field' technique gives full attention to Cathy, whilst allowing our imaginations to fill in the beach scenario.
  • 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...
  • Early morning under the Southwold pier. The subtle colours of corrosion within the nearest pillar, are what makes this image very satisfying.
  • 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. You can see much more of Italy in my 'Italian Photo Courses' section...
  • This was one of my students on my one day 'Intro to Photography' workshop, at Walberswick Suffolk. During the session I introduced the group to 'shallow focusing' technique, as used here. The village is one of six locations I teach at, on the 'Suffolk Heritage Coast'
  • Paola, my step daughter, in enigmatic model poise when she was twenty-one...
  • 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.
  • Early summer morning light delivers an almost painterly quality to this image of grazing cattle, taken by the River Waveney at Beccles, on the Norfolk bank.
  • More architectural bliss above the spiral of the Tate Britain gallery. Worth a visit to London on it's own merit!...
  • 'Roux' is a rather splendid young show horse, trained to perform by emulating gestures taught to him by his trainer, Amanda
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • I watched intrigued as Suffolk 'Thatcher' Tim Ellis went about his work. In this case it's a top-up to the more complete job of 18 years ago. Tim learnt his skills 30 years ago from an elderly thatcher, who's family had been thatcher's for more than 400 years. Tim told me that everything he does and the tools he uses, have not changed over that period. The one change is that he has a Mercedes truck, to replace horse power.
  • Early morning mist over the River Waveney harbour at Beccles Suffolk
  • Norwich Cathedral, where the 'Cloisters' are one of my locations for my 'Norwich Photography Course'.
  • A simple, yet beautiful village wedding for Lianne and Tim. More of this in my 'Aisle altar hymn!' gallery...
  • A summer's morning mist over the River Waveney at Beccles, Suffolk. Sometimes a great shot is just about getting up on time!
  • The family of this young Italian girl, asked if I would photograph their daughter at the 'al fresco' dining area of our hotel in Southern Italy. This is our base where I am hosting my 'Italian Photography Course' week. I enjoyed using the delicate soft light that day.
  • I waited patiently for more than an hour for the sun to dip into the perfect position, over this Italian mountain lake...
  • More from the fabulous Amalfi Coast route between Amalfi and Positano. In this shot a hamlet can just be seen in the distance, high above this creek.
  • As I was photographing a Baptism, I turned just in time to capture the shot of the day.
  • 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...