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About PurpleT

Much of my photography is art and documentary. I try to capture a scene as i see it in my mind, whether that be black and white, colour, or somewhere in between. I try to make an interesting, and/or attractive image from what i see around me, not just what would be expected, but also subjects that would be seen boring, mundane, or ugly by many. But they all have an interest as art photography. I have also spent nearly twenty years working as a life model, then the human figure in art is very important to me, and is something i try to bring into my work at times.

Chillin in the late winter sun…

After three months of almost constant rain i managed to take advantage of a little late winter sun whist having a few days off work. It also gave me the chance to strip off and be at home with nature … Continue reading

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The Lovely Ladies

Recently i was out with a friend for a Saturday afternoon drink. As we sat in one of the pubs in the late afternoon we spotted these two wonderful ladies all dressed up. Although it may have seemed a little … Continue reading

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Trapped!

As with many of my self portrait nudes this has an element of how we are trapped in the fact that parts of society refuse to accept the natural naked human form. I was trying out a new location that … Continue reading

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Spooky Window!

I became quite captivated by this window. I fully expected to see the curtain pull back and a ghostly face appear. I’m actually a little upset that it didn’t, though i’m sure the family living there are quite pleased..   … Continue reading

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Birds on a wire…

We’ve all seen these kind of sights, and there’s lots of photos of birds on power lines and telephone wires, but we still take the photos because they look god don’t they….           P.T.

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Free Needles!

A recent photowalk here in Derby took us back to one of my favourite places. It’s the same place as in three of my last five blog posts. It’s a regular haunt of the local drug users and so it’s … Continue reading

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Becoming Graffiti

Back in July i posted the blog This is just as much your home as is ours…  The graffiti in that photo, and other in the building, gave me the idea that it might be good to try and interact … Continue reading

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Havin’ a good time!

This was a quick capture during the recent Derby Summer Beer Festival It’s always nice to see happy smiling faces…and the beer festival tends to bring about a good few of them.     P.T.      

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Naked Shame!

I took these photos to represent how we are forced by society to hide away the human body. For those who are comfortable with the naked human body, we’re often treated as if it’s something shameful, or even worse, something … Continue reading

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This is just as much your home as is ours…

An example of urban and social decay. In this and the last two blogs i’m not trying to focus on the people, but the places they inhabit.     P.T.  

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The High Alter!

This goes with my last post, and like the last one, the photos really speak for themselves….       P.T.

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How the other half live….

I think the photo speaks for itself……       Found in some derelict buildings during a photo walk. P.T.      

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This way for the crucifiction…

I spotted this on a recent photo day with my mate Gary in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. This is in the White Peak near Castleton.   P.T.

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Depression!

For the unemployed in Britain, this photo needs no explanation!     P.T.

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A Foggy Day For Pinhole Photography

Some years back i made a very basic pinhole attachment from a camera body cap. Then last summer i decided to stick it onto my DSLR and try it out at home by doing some figure photography. The blog of … Continue reading

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Tinkerbell just snuck in…..

I’ve been told this photo is cute, which is what i also thought at the time. Of course there’s a bit more to it than the fact it’s cute. In a way i don’t feel the need to explain it, … Continue reading

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Raw Naked Guitar Playing!

Over on Google+ there’s a theme called “FullFrontalFriday”. Of course it’s difficult to actually post full frontal nude photos as they have a good chance of being flagged, and so removed. I’ve already covered the issue of the human body … Continue reading

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A dusting of snow…..

A couple of friends came up for the day during last weekend, so i took them for a drive into the Peak District of Derbyshire, an area neither of them know. The wonderfully changeable weather we have in this country … Continue reading

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Ominously Calm!

I was visiting a friend not long back. She lives on the south coast of Kent next to the English Channel, so it’s always nice to take a wander along the beach. On this occasion there was a wonderful bank … Continue reading

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Snow! (for one week only….)

Well we managed snow for a week……and a couple of days. A couple of reasonable coverings of snow, then one night of decent snowfall, but the following night it rained and it was all gone. As we’re not used to … Continue reading

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