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We Are The Park Bench Heroes…

For me the humble bench on Norton Green has upped its game considerably and the distanced coffee conversationalists that sit edge to edge have filled me with admiration. We were park bench heroes, Nearly De Niros, Nought to zeros, We’d come and dream… Paul Heaton   Walking through the village in the summer of 2020 and seeing The Green and surrounding benches hustling and bustling with the chit chat of toeing the line Nortonians, filled me with local pride.  Human interaction is essential for emotional and physical health, catching up with friends is one of the great essential pleasures of …

Photographing Norton Green with a torch…

Whilst out on one of my exercise walks I came across an interesting tree on Norton Green (reading this sentence back suggests to me that I need to be photographing families and weddings again).  A tree still shining with a copper glow set against a backdrop of dreary rainy days and melancholy winter trees, can you see why it grabbed my attention? My initial creative thought was to come back and photograph it against a fresh covering of snow, with the colours of the tree punching out against a monochromatic setting.  Unfortunately we’ve had very little snow on Norton Green, …

Norton Village Captured by me…

I’m not a landscape photographer and I don’t have a style.  I’m inspired by my surroundings and I interpret each scene as I see and feel it in the moment… I am a professional photographer and my studio is in Norton Village. I’m constantly searching the area for inspiration and the lockdowns have provided me with a number of unique image opportunities, obviously without compromising myself or my family, I’ve also stayed within government guidelines.  My aesthetic is based on my love of the subject and location. Norton is where I live and my studio has been in Norton Village …