The climate crisis is caused by human remoteness and disdain for nature. If we loved the natural world and considered it sacred, we would not do the harm that we do. We need to get back in touch with nature, feel the cold, the wet and the sun.
Kingley Vale, West Sussex
This ancient yew is part of a grove in which some of the trees are two thousand years old. Many ancient yews were cut down in the fifteenth century to make longbows. Somehow, those in Kingley Vale survived to become some of the oldest living things in the UK.
Extinction Rebellion event, Brighton, August 2020
If you want your street photography to be guilt-free, go to protests. The protestors want to be seen, are happy to be photographed and are often dressed up or carrying banners or slogans.
As planned, I spent Monday and Tuesday mornings with the XR rebels disrupting tanker arrivals at Horse Hill in Surrey. Pictures were duly edited and sent off to the media team for onward distribution to media organisations.Read more
This BLM event attracted thousands of participants, all of whom marched peacefully and passionately, calling for an end to the centuries-old injustice of racism.
Horse Hill in Surrey could be one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the UK. Oil and gas mean more carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere and more disruption to the climate.
To draw attention to this reckless new development, Extinction Rebellion visited the site in the early hours of Monday 1st June 2020. Two women locked themselves together at the entrance preventing vehicles entering or leaving. Two men entered the compound and occupied the roof of a building.
This gadget was one of those things you buy because you think it might be useful, it then turns out to not be useful and then you forget about.
The reason I decided it wasn’t useful was that I simply could not understand the instructions. There seemed to be a lot of functions, but I had no idea how to make them work. One more try, I thought and searched for a better explanation of the functionality.
This is a scene from Birdcage Walk on the evening of Wednesday 9th October 2019.
The police have just removed a gazebo sheltering these women. They are glued together and content to be arrested. The whole process was conducted with great civility by both sides. If Colin Dexter (author of the Inspector Morse stories) were to plan a rebellion, this is how it would be.
The only way into Katmai is an hour long seaplane flight from Homer. As this plane took off, it flew a circuit over the mountains and glaciers before heading home.
The French town of Arles is rightly famous for the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival each summer. The town is also worth exploring. The Romans first built there and the town has continued to grow ever since.