The world is becoming increasingly self-obsessed and isolated. People spend more and more time with their heads down texting on their mobiles, headphones on playing the soundtrack to their lives or cocooned inside their cars. No-one has much time for the world around them any more.

The photographer’s job is to make people look twice. To bring them outside of themselves and look at the world around. To find the beauty in unusual places, to make people look at things they would otherwise pass by.

So slow down. Take your time. There’s no rush. And remember that there is a beautiful world outside. All you need to do is look up once in a while.



I’ve been taking pictures here on the Isle of Wight and surrounding area for the last couple of years now and there’s much more to see than I’ve displayed here. If you want to see more, please visit my Flickr photostream If you see something there that you like, let me know and I will move it here.

I hope you enjoy my pictures!

David M Snelling

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Permanent Mark Up Reductions!! Cards now only £2.20!

In a desperate attempt to generate some sales here, and owing to the increasing base price here at RB, I have now reduced my markup permanently to a measly 4.7%. This means that a card from my portfolio now costs a paltry £2.20, a print under £10! So why not take a look? What have you got to lose?
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My Crining Song

The lovely Les Magee has introduced the Bubblettes to a new term recently: “crining”. This refers to the round shouldered, hunched posture of PC users and pianists. She challenged us all to write a crining song. Here’s my effort… / I’m hunched over at my PC / And I’m trying hard to type / But my chair is tilting forwards / And it’s getting hard to feel / My bum, it’s getti…
Posted over 10 years – 5 comments

My First Purchase!

I’m rather pleased with this T-Shirt that I’ve purchased from thickblackoutline / The only problem is, I really hate having my photo taken!
Posted over 11 years – 7 comments

Another Sale! Thank You!!

Actually two! Can I just say a HUGE thank you to whoever has bought cards of “Azure Damselfly” & “Pollenated!” / I really hope you enjoy them! :-D
Posted over 11 years – 5 comments
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