Dickensian Adolescents

A second shoot with the Ragged Victorians produced some interesting images full of personality, character and no shortage of mischief. This small set focuses on the teenage miscreants who were always looking for an opportunity to present itself. The Ragged Victorians are a group of period enactors / educators and can be found online at…

The Great Unwashed

I had spotted the ‘Ragged Victorians’ on the web some months ago and was instantly attracted to the look of this group which, of course, meant that I wanted to photograph them. They seem to be based mainly in the south of England and I live in the north so that was not going to…

Venice at the Vyne

The Vyne is a 16th-century country house outside Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England and was built for Lord Sandys, King Henry VIII’s Lord Chamberlain. The photos which were taken inside the Vyne were taken using just the natural light from the windows plus some reflectors to bounce the light back and fill in some…

Anna Karenina at the Vyne

Anna Karenina (Анна Каренина) is the lead character in the novel of the same name by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and is the tragic story of a married aristocrat/socialite. The central plot is her life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky and is based in the late 19th century Russian high-society. The costume and…