The photos pictured here were all taken by me at different times and on a variety of cameras, from compact to digital slrs. They are all shapes, sizes and compositions. It was always my intention that the pictures should be free to download for individual use as personal wallpapers or screensavers, but please don’t use them without my permission for any commercial purposes. These photos are my property and a part of my livelihood so all unauthorised copying and distribution, whether by mechanical or digital means is prohibited under copyright law. If you would like to use them elsewhere and for different purposes such as a website please contact me and I will get back to you. The photos here are low resolution but I have higher resolution files on file.
I take photos for reference purposes for my artwork but also as subjects in their own right. I can be hired to take photos if you need something specific, just send me a message. Note I am not a wedding or studio photographer. Amongst these photos you will find shots of Southend on Sea, background textures, places, scenery, animals, insects, seasonal shots, pretty much everything and anything. I hope you enjoy them.
If you want you can buy a fine art archival quality A3/A3+ print of some of the pictures for £60 excluding postage. They will be produced on three different types of paper, all extremely durable with high colour fade resistance. Either Canon Platinum which is a very high quality super shiny gloss (subject to availability, Canon papers are sometimes very hard to source in either suitable sizes or at speed), Photo Rag which has a softer almost velvet matt texture or Permajet fibre base royal which is another high gloss paper but is much thicker. I’ll be using Canon ChromaLife 100 inks which are highly fade resistant and give vibrant colours or deep blacks. Not all the pictures in these galleries will print up to A3/A3+. Most pictures, if not all, of Southend are large enough and some of the Olympic and Paralympic ones but the rest do vary. As a very general and loose rule, if the photo looks like a composed picture, for instance scenery, then it is more likely to be able to be reproduced in large format and if it looks like a single subject or texture then it is likely to be smaller. Depending on demand I shall in future make it easier to select photos for print either by short list or by some other marking system. Also depending on the interest I’ll redesign the web page to have an electronic checkout but for initial purchases I’ll arrange through paypal. The print will be rolled up in a cylinder and will not be mounted. I will sign/write on the back if you want me to, just let me know the message.