“Mostly doodling……” Chris Hawes – January’s Chosen Artist

This is the first monthly post featuring an artist who I follow on Flickr. I am delighted to showcase the beautiful photography of Chris Hawes, who is my first chosen artist.

I am inspired and admire Chris’ photography as he loves to capture atmosphere and a sense of time in both his landscapes and street scenes. He achieves this by skilfully capturing the light and by the way he frames the  composition.

Chris also captures the simplicity and gorgeous patterns of nature in his macro images ……it was this aspect that initially drew me to follow his work. Again, it is Chris’ skilful capture of subtle lighting that creates atmosphere and simplicity. His technical skill is also shown in his photographs featuring  ‘bokeh’, (the blurred quality or effect seen in the out-of-focus portion of a photograph taken with a narrow depth of field. ). 


Chris describes his inspiration and work as

“Mostly doodling.It’s a lifetime mission and that really sums it up.I’m just enjoying the process of making and sharing pictures and getting some feedback. Maybe I’ll get sophisticated one day but I’m not in a hurry.”


I’m sure you will all agree these are much, much more than doodles and you can look at more of his work at https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisotruro , but for now enjoy, and thanks Chris for sharing your art.



Canary Wharf after work, January. a 1950s Leica lens adds atmosphere



Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire. A misty morning in October last autumn. I love the English seasons.



Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’. This was the view from my front door one summer’s day



A foxglove in the garden at Truro.







Up until the last couple of days, the sky has been constantly grey and the sun just a distant memory, so I was determined to find some natural colour bursts to rekindle some energy. It was pretty easy, and here they are….however I have also included some in monochrome as they emphasise the form and patterns of the water droplets.