This selection of photographs
are from journeys in Spain. I don’t go out looking for photographs.
To me a worthwhile shot meets you, and many of my best ‘exhibition’
type photographs have just been created before my camera.
For instance, the little baby looking through the window. I was
about to take this rather unusual house, a bit derelict and painted
in an odd way, when the little window was opened and the father
propped the baby in the window – magic!
With the picture of the soldiers in Sevilla I was all ready
to take the shot of the Valencian tile display. These soldiers
appeared from nowhere and sat down, in this perfect manner –
making the picture special.
Likewise, the old lady looking around the corner by her washing.
She wasn’t there as I readied the camera to take the shot
and suddenly she appeared – again, magic.
I find one of the worst things is that familiarity seems to stop
you ‘seeing’ pictures in your everyday life. When
I first came to Spain photographs were everywhere, but after 27
years in my home town of Javea, I don’t seem to be aware
of them anymore, except at Fiesta time.
Luckily, because I had to choose pictures for my Javea/Xabia
book (see last page) I was able to feature many of the best I
had taken over the years.
See also photographs of Arts
Association Theatre School.