Journeys From My Doorstep

Every morning I set off on a journey, up at sparrows and down the street on my bicycle, exercising my imagination as much as my legs. By the time I return to the house an hour or two later, having witnessed the sunrise and put however many miles of town and country beneath my wheels, I feel as though I have been places, seen things, travelled in the grand old sense of the word. To that end I bring along my camera and tripod and using myself as a model photograph these journeys from my doorstep as though they were travel stories, celebrating the simple joy of a bicycle ride and the marvels of travelling at home. I find myself seeing with new eyes and delighting in the discovery that you don’t need to hop on a plane to experience a sense of wonder or the romance of difference. It’s right on my doorstep.

This collection (below) is but a small sample of the images I have taken in the ciourse of my rides. I set up a separate website devoted to these Travel At Home images – you can view it here.

Cyclist emerging from shade on pretty country lane
Man with bicycle on misty beach at sunrise
Cyclist pedalling up hill by farmhouse at dawn
Man with bicycle at night sitting on sea wall
Man walking bicycle across low tide beach with old pier in background
red taillight of cyclist disappearing into mist on the marsh
Man with bicycle gazing at moon over seafront
Man with bicycle reading map in old dome by seaside
Bicycles in the Landscape series - a shaft of winter sunshine on a country lane near Winchelsea, East Sussex
Bicycles in the Landscape series - a shaft of winter sunshine on a country lane near Winchelsea, East Sussex
Bicycles in the Landscape series - a shaft of winter sunshine on a country lane near Winchelsea, East Sussex
Bicycles in the Landscape series - a shaft of winter sunshine on a country lane near Winchelsea, East Sussex
Bicycles in the Landscape series - a cyclist on a dark city street corner that resembles Edward Hopper's Nighthawks
Bicycles in the Landscape series - a cyclist on a dark city street corner that resembles Edward Hopper's Nighthawks
Bicycles in the Landscape series - a cyclist on a dark city street corner that resembles Edward Hopper's Nighthawks