From the Archive

Hello, I thought it about time that I contributed some images to the group on the docklands project. I have selected four from my archive.

Cranes and Rigging is from May 2008  Cranes and Rigging

LT 472 is a bit later in Sept 2008  LT 472

Towering Above is a year on in August 2009  Towering Above

and Old Meets New is from Sept 2012   Old Meets New


Halesworth New Cut – Bill Jackson

Bill opened a new show yesterday at Halesworth.

After a frustrating start involving calling out the RAC I managed to get there albeit later than planned. I’m glad I went. Bill’s work is very thought provoking and needs to be seen. Take my advice and look at the work first then view the video. I’m sure CARTOGRAPHIE LUMINAIRE will stimulate your thought processes.

There are several strands or themes of work on show in a very good space. This is the first time I have been to New Cut but now I have been, I shall have to go again.

Some of you may in the group will know Bill so please make every effort to support his show and promote it to your chums and further afield.



Docklands – getting higher viewpoints

I hope you all had a good Easter weekend?

Peter Ellis and I met with a director of estates at UCS a few months ago to secure access to a high level vantage point from which to make new records of the wet dock. I have scripted both a Risk Assessment and Method Statement for us to qualify for access to their roof top.

Presently, it is only Peter and I on the list as we are the photographers who met and brokered the agreement with them. We did say that we would add others once we got the outline approval.

There is a physical impediment to last stage of ascent to the roof with a vertical galvanised ladder used for the last 14 feet. I’ll add additional photographers to the method statement that will have to be read and signed at our next meeting scheduled for 15th April. I will then send the signed copy to UCS.

Should anyone from the group not want to be granted access then please let either Peter or me know by Sunday 12th April at the latest so that I can prepare documents in advance.