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I photograph natural forms because I find it fulfilling. They stimulate in me a wide range of emotions, and I find them neither limited nor limiting. They resonate with the themes of great art, and with the rhythms of life itself. They achieve their impact with simplicity and without pretension; the appropriate response is humility. They have been here a long time, have seen and survived much. One can feel only optimistic in their presence.  

Gold on Gold: The moss here is Homalothecium sericeum, whose foliage is often described as being 'golden green'; so now we have golden dawn sunlight on golden foliage, with a dusting of frost.

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My joint exhibition with ceramicist Crabby Taylor

is at West Ox Arts Gallery, Bampton, Oxfordshire

until March 1

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