Description The Parklands Project, Ladywell Fields. Regeneration of Ladywell Fields and the river Ravensbourne is now almost complete, following a 2m makeover, funded by the London development Agency. Amongst the many improvements, this Park in Lewisham, now has a cleaner, healthier river, with new backwaters, boardwalks, steps and gently sloping banks. This enables visitors to access the water and meadow areas with wildflowers and new riverside planting. The original image, was taken with a Canon 1Ds Mk1, fitted with a Canon EF 24 105mm F4L IS USM lens. After some cropping, digital manipulation was done using a filter in Photoshop Elements 7.
John Gaffen, London Member Since June 2010 Artist Statement I am a professional photographer living in South East London. I am a member of a Tea Leaf Arts, a co-operative, artist led, gallery in Brockley, Lewisham. Subjects that interest me the most, include modern and classical architecture, nature, rural life, landscapes and seascapes. My art practice centres around nature and the passing of the seasons. I have been involved in a long-term project to record a photographic essay of Beckenham Place park, with an emphasis on different weather and light conditions encountered through the cycle of the seasons.
More recently I have become interested in using my photographs to create abstract works, based on surface textures and patterns of man-made objects and architectural details.