“Where can an art be found that will compare with photography?
….we , who work with the sun itself, term the art which we practice a glorious art,
and feel justly proud of its capabilities.”
Thomas Frederick Hardwich 1860
Welcome to my website
I have been an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society since 1983 after gaining a Diploma in Photography. Having specialised in portraiture for many years, I was captivated by the portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel taken by Victorian pioneer photographer Robert Howlett , and started a campaign to restore his neglected grave. Details of the restoration can be found here.
After extensive research I have a comprehensive knowledge of his life and photographic work, and welcome speaking requests or any contact regarding his photographic legacy. I was invited to contribute to the first episode of BBC Four’s Britain in Focus, highlighting Howlett’s photographs in connection with Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the launch of his SS Great Eastern in 1857.