The Forgotten English Vision in the Garden – inspiration from Medieval Mary

  Photograph copyright G.Plumb, Virgin and Child in a Hortus Conclusus, Eaton Bishop A young girl in a garden, surrounded by high walls. A strange idea came upon me last year to track down images of the Virgin Mary as depicted in stained glass. This forgotten English vision of Our Lady in a ‘hortus conclusus’, […]

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Time to go Star Gazing…

A postscript: I’ve just been sent a press release for a star gazing package at La Samanna in the West Indies. http://www.lasamanna.com/web/omar/packages.jsp What a perfect experience for a honeymoon. La Samanna is one of the Orient Express hotels, so I think you can take it as read that it will be utterly fabulous, even though I haven’t […]

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Dolphin

Wheee! Here I am!Squealings, smiling,I happy am! They arrive.Powerful, curving, archingPeerless predators flanking our boat. Back on my tail, come with me, come with us,we had some fish. Wheee!Curving through the water, swish,Come with meee. Let’s have fun!Hello, you, I love you, kiss!Bubbles, wash, swish,It’s easy! Hey! Hoooo! Rakatakataka! Preeep! Work hard, play hard, play and work at the same […]

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From Madeira, with love…

 Phew! Life has been fun, but crazy of late. Just back from a fantastic trip to the gorgeous isle of Madeira, where I was researching for a story for a certain magazine, photographing landscapes for the tourist office and swimming with these little guys! Well, big guys. They weigh about 180 pounds. And they are […]

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Hong Kong for Harper’s Bazaar

Wedding photography is my best love, but it’s not my only love. Too many weddings would make a girl’s work cheesy… So I am very proud of the fact that as well as being a wedding photographer I am also an occasional travel writer and photographer for Harper’s Bazaar. It’s all in line with the core mission; to […]

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A Visit to a Magic Island

You might be forgiven for thinking Song Saa doesn’t exist.Floating secretly off the undeveloped coast of Koh Rong, Cambodia, it is as if your subconscious dreamt a very lovely dream and it actually came true.Upon arriving at Sihanoukville our driver spent a good while hunting for the boat before eventually handing us over to a sleek speedboat […]

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