Everything I like ( In a landscape ) but does it survive the web ?

Everything I like ( In a landscape ) but does it survive the web ?

Simonside, Rothbury, Northumberland UK. Taken yesterday. edited this morning.

I like a landscape that isn’t sanitised. Subtle deep shadows, the little ray of light that broke through…looks good to me as a print, not sure it survives downsizing for the web:dark tones are muddled and a certain all around crispness is lost d.Hope some of you enjoy it nonetheless. It appears truer to my intentions on my tumblr site at see it here

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Blowing in the wind

Blowing in wind

Hay…on my doorstep. Fuji X100

Rocks and Sand

Rocks and Sand

Northumberland Coast, fuji x100

Down by the River Coquet

Down by the River Coquet

Felton, fuji x100, street photography if you will

Bro Frangin

Bro   Frangin

From the Campbiel with the Mont Perdu in the background: I treasure both of those rambles with you.

Pyrénées, France

Film, tri-X pan early eighties

Pensif au néon

Pensif au néon

Paris, M , digital, fuji x100

A Younger Michael

A Younger Michael

Paris. Early nineties . Film

Andrew Lobb Composer Interpretor : Border Lines Album Design

Album Photography and Design of Cd by Christophe Chevaugeon

My good neighbour and friend Andrew Lobb commissioned me to take photos to illustrate  his album “Border Lines”. With the exception of the first portrait I took of Andrew a few years ago, in an afternoon in Northumberland we managed to get some photos of Andrew along the coast and then in the hills. He then commissioned me to design the actual album with the support of his wife Charlotte.

It’s always going to be a challenge to capture the spirit of a musician and of the vibe of an entire album. Both Andrew and I were happy with the result. I did stray from my usual approach to editing to meet the brief.

Here’s what Andrew has to say about this particular album.

“Border Lines is my latest CD, which I brought out in the summer of 2012. The songs are a reflection of Northern Heritage – a contemporary take on the past, and some of the people who lived and worked through those hard times.”

To find out more about Andrew and his music, go to his site at www.andrewlobb.com

A cool young man: a classic portrait of M

A cool young man: a classic portrait of M

M, Durham UK July 2008 D200 rummaging through my digital archives this morning

Waiting for the waiter: Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Waiting for the waiter: Musée d'Orsay, Paris

2010 I think ( can’t be bothered to check the file )

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