John Seely

California poppies

This year the California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) have been particularly striking. We have had a hot dry May, which seems to have encouraged a range of glorious yellows, oranges, reds and dusky pinks. The emphasis in this set of images is on colour, and range of tones between yellow and red. Most of the images …

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It started with a tulip and an idea. One of the things I love about Spring – like most of us, I imagine – is the return of the light. After the gloom and darkness of winter, the days start to lengthen and grow brighter. I wondered how you might show this movement from darkness …

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Natural impressions

My work is impressionistic rather than literal. I seek ways of making images that a place or natural object arouse in me, rather than a natural representation. There are two pools in the Worcestershire village where I live. Both are privately owned and access to photograph either of them is limited. The pool behind the …

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