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William Ricketts Sanctuary - aboriginal inspired artwork

ABOUT my photographic images showcase

Scroll down for information ABOUT:-

     • The site structure and content

    • My approach to the capture and presentation of my images


My website will be organic in nature and will grow in content and style within currently two main category folders



(Each category folder contains images Galleries where my       images are placed)

1) ABSTRACTED IMAGES Folder mages Galleries being:-

     • Abstract Images

     • Macro Images

     • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Images

     • Black & White Images

2) CAPTURED IMAGES Folder images Galleries being:-

     • Landscape Images

     • Nature Images

     • Built & Made Images


Your full journey should commence at my PORTFOLIO and from that landing page, press the green link buttons to visit your desired main category folder.


My personal journey with photography is really only now just beginning, with my showcase being this website and my images placed within specific images galleries.

Influenced by my career in design I will be seeking to capture a wide variety of subject matter from which to produce still images that feature:-

• Colour                      • Form

• Shape                      • Tones

• Texture                     • Atmosphere

• Mystery                    • Wonderment

WW2...Iwo Jima


The strength of the single still photograph image has always fascinated me, for it generally has to stand alone on its own merits and seek, even demand attention, interpretation and appreciation, without relying on engineered “bells and whistles" or the supporting stimuli of video frames, sound etc .

Appreciation of a still image demands pause and an indeterminant period of reflection, whereas with video the motion can wash over you, requiring freeze-frame, slow motion or replay for a more in-depth evaluation of the most powerful moments. A still image is generally “a capture in isolation”, relying on the strength of that capture to provide sufficient information to tell any intended story or impart an impression.

Referring to the dramatic still photograph on the left:- it is just one of innumerable good examples where a still photograph is remembered better than any video. This striking example is the Joe Rosenthal photo image of the American flag being raised on the Pacific Island of Iwo Jima during WW2. A video was also shot of the event but it is this dramatic still photograph that is the iconic record of that event in history.


During my design career it was only when I designed exclusively within the visitor attractions sector that I was able to fully explore and apply the range of creative elements that I now seek to also explore and apply to my photography, to “stretch” and abstract appropriate photo images that have appeal as wall art images and prints.

Renowned British photographer David Bailey said of of being a photographer:-

"It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.”

If my images, and particularly the Abstracted Images, entice you to pause, study and even visualise unexpected objects and elements within the subject matter (which I find is often the case), and that doing so both delights and entertains you, then I will be happy.


As my website is newly created and now live I would very much like to receive constructive feedback from visitors re, response to my images,  general content, the website navigation etc. that could assist me in the organic growth of the site, the whole platform and content  presentation. Please leave feedback via the "CONTACT" facility on the top ribbon band of the site.....Cheers

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