Witley Court    2023

On a hot day with clear blue skies Witley Court in Worcestershire is more akin to a ruin in Rome. Photographed with a 45mm tilt shift lens; my favourite lens and focal length.

Ham Street Wines   2023

Situated just outside the village of Hamstreet in Kent, Ham Street Wines is in the heart of a real hot spot for quality English wine.

In 2019 Lucie and Jules planted over 16,000 vines across 10 acres with a mix of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Bacchus and Pinot Gris. Their first harvest was in 2022 with the first wines being released in 2023. I spent 3 weeks at Ham Street working their second harvest and documenting the process.

Binham Priory    2022

I stumbled across Binham Priory whilst spending 10 days in Norfolk. Originally seen on a bright sunny day I revisited on an overcast day to capture the series you see here.

Cooling Towers    2018

Construction began: 1954
Completed: 1960
Decommissioned: 1998
Height: 300ft
Mouth: 145ft
Throat: 122ft
Base: 218ft

Shutter    2017

Recalling the work of the Abstract Expressionists, Bird’s Shutter uses a clear vocabulary of visual art consisting of lines, basic colours and simplified shapes. Adopting the same viewpoint for each one, there is a dogged, joyful emphasis on line and colour so that each image maintains simplicity and clarity of vision. It is precisely by extracting them from their context and looking beyond their functionality that the neat compositions of large areas of colour produce a contemplative response in the viewer. Yet at the same time, these same core structures are subject to subtle, yet detailed, variations that invite scrutiny. It is this close examination that evokes a more immediate connection between the viewer and the object. Each scratch, greasy finger mark and area of peeling paint reveals its recent and ancient history reminding the viewer of the object’s function and industrial background. - Jennie Anderson

Size: 120 x 90cm
Edition: 5 + 2 AP’s