Here are mostly my photographs, but sometimes other peoples, and a few other things that interest me. If you like my work, this is my website, . And if you wish to use my images, please ask and credit me.hhh


Bruce Davidson. “Subway: Undercover Police Officer in Red Jacket, with Gun - In the spring of 1985, New York magazine asked me to photograph a new police-decoy unit working in the subway. Using disguises, the decoy operates in small teams to foil muggers who prey on passengers. We would set up together in the subway car with a decoy dressed as a businessman wearing gold chains and an expensive-looking watch. Two backup members of the team would sit a few seats away, and I would place myself in the corner with my camera around my neck, looking like a lost tourist. Hours went by riding the train from one end of the line to the other without incident. At 72nd street, I noticed a youth enter the train carrying a walking stick with a heavy brass head. He stood near the sleeping decoy, his eyes fixed on the gold chains. The next stop was 42nd street, 3 minutes away on the express. As the train pulled into the station the mugger struck ripping the chain from the decoy and running around me mumbling something about my camera. I looked up and my flash went off as I saw the muzzle of a .38 pointed at the head of the mugger by one of the decoy team members. The mugger was arrested and later it was reported he had a long history of assaults and robberies”. 1985. New York, NY, USA. (New York).

The Great British Summer #4

Here is a detail of the smallest stone circle in Cornwall, which you will find in a field in Duloe. It is dated to 2000BC and is unusual because of its small diameter (12 metres) coupled with its large stones. The stone on the left is well over 2 metres in height. I think its fantastic that these amazing and slightly powerful structures are accessible to anyone who cares to stop and walk up to them.

The Great British Summer #3

All holidays in the UK must include a visit to a castle, it’s a rule, particularly if the weather is looking a little suspect. Here we have Restormel Castle, just outside Lostwithiel (once the capital of the county) and one of the four great castles of Cornwall. Originally built in 1100, this near 1000 year old castle was  ”a Stronghold of the Black Prince”. 

The Great British Summer 2014 #1

We walked for a few miles today along the north coast of Cornwall. Most of the time it was sea and sky and rocks and hardy types, smiling in the way only the British do when on holiday and conditions are challenging. This scene, at Constantine Bay illustrates a family determined to have a view whatever the strength of the onshore wind.

© Andrew Shaylor