A nod to Banister Fletcher: Church Towers
I'm heading out with a spring in my step and a heavy heart.
York is one of my all time favourite destinations and I spent many days over a full year capturing the essence of its architecture, typography and culture. This print is very special to me, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
As soon as I stepped into it I felt as though the recumbent incumbents might rise in admonition.
Laithe, henge and church. I can’t help but think that these standing stones are of equal measure.
We sit beside the porch and take in the churchyard. Whilst we rest, billows of dust plume out of the porch entrance. The dust-busters are in.
I can’t help but feel a sweet and sour mix of emotions as I contrast the kindness of strangers and the harsh realities of the world we live in. How can such small acts of kindess overcome the overwhelming and destructive tilt of this world?
St. Patrick in Patrington is a wonderful creation of the Decorated period of Gothic architecture in the early C14th.
A church that leads to the sea, with a delightful C12th nave and an unusual ship grafitto on a column in the arcade.
MEMBERS ONLY I recently photographed the chapel of ease at Thornton-le-Beans in Yorkshire for the Friends of Friendless Churches. I thought I'd share my process with you so here's a quick video from my day....
The landscape here is storied with several thousand years of human interaction. Its narrative unfolds from a single visual perspective and can, on occasion, jolt the senses from one extreme to another.