Photography

30 YEARS ON! A PRIVATE VIEW OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Back in the 1980's, I was fortunate enough to be granted unprecedented access to 25 of Britain's leading public schools to photographically record the life within, including their traditions, sports, worship and learning. The collection has become the largest ever executed by an individual to this day, and because the images were taken several decades ago, before many of the schools undertook the modernisation of the boarding accommodation, as well as the tearing down of outmoded gymnasiums and swimming pools to replace them with state of the art sports complexes, the photos now hold an historical importance, mainly because nobody else bothered recording the architecture and activities at the time. A large selection of the 2000 photographs I took were finally published in 2014 in the book as seen on the left.

30 Years On! A Private View of Public Schools is published by Halsgrove ISBN 978-0-85704-211-8.

Please click on the image to view selected samples, and do not hesitate in contacting me should you have any enquiries regarding rights managed use or the content.

The schools featured were:
  • AMPLEFORTH
  • CHARTERHOUSE
  • CHRIST'S HOSPITAL
  • CLIFTON
  • ETON
  • FETTES
  • HAILEYBURY
  • HARROW
  • HURSTPIERPOINT
  • THE KING'S SCHOOL, CANTERBURY
  • LANCING
  • LORETTO
  • MARLBOROUGH
  • MONMOUTH
  • PANGBOURNE
  • RADLEY
  • REPTON
  • RUGBY
  • SEDBERGH
  • SHERBORNE
  • SHREWSBURY
  • STOWE
  • WELLINGTON
  • WESTMINSTER
  • WINCHESTER
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