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Taste And See

Taste And See

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34

Back in 2015 we thought my husband had cancer. It was a dark and scary season, my budding photography wasn’t a priority any more.  Sadly, due to a lack of available time, I had to put my camera away.

Five years later in May of 2020 my husband contracted Covid in the early wave. In the following months, not only did the hamster wheel of life cease to turn, the whole hamster world came to a grinding halt. Now I had time aplenty.


A sweet neighbour dropped some tulips off along with our food delivery, I felt a tug at my creative heart and picked up my camera again. Using what I had to hand - our bedroom, the flowers and the light, I stirred the creative waters again. That was the 14th May 2020.

Previously I'd had a growing love for Dutch Golden Age still life painting, in particular flowers and nature. Artists Jan Van Huysum and Rachel Ruysch had inspired me and for a long time I’d dreamt of some day replicating such works photographically. Taste & See was my first official piece after weeks of trail and error in limited space and with limited materials.

I learned a few key lessons during this period of lockdown and creative experimentation:

* Life takes away but it also gives back
* Limitation can be life’s gift to me
* The darkness is what makes the light stand out
* Better to light a candle than curse the darkness
* You might be buried under you if you’l allow time and space to discover that
* recognise ‘some day’ when it arrives 

I’m hoping to recreate more themed Dutch still life shoots and work my way towards a photographic publication which gives light and hope to it’s viewers.


2023 update - I'm still hoping to publish that book!


    Printed on Giclee Hahnemühle PhotoRag museum quality paper, 308gsm.

    With its distinctive smooth and chalky feel, this paper boasts a lightly defined surface, lending each printed image a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Matt premium inkjet coating.


    Shipping costs are calculated at checkout. 
    For multiple orders please leave a note at the checkout to combine postage costs.

    VAT is calculated and added at the checkout.

    Orders are dispatched within 1-2 weeks dependant on current available stock.

    All items are sent by Royal Mail First Class, Tracked Post.
    Delivery times will vary within each country and postal service.
    Additional taxes may apply within your country.

    Orders are processed weekly and shipped weekly to reduce carbon emissions and postage costs. Should you require a speedier delivery please do email me at


    To maintain the quality and life of your print please take the following care -

    The best suggestion is that you find a good framer to expertly handle your print for you. 

    It’s recommended you don’t handle your print until the framing or hanging process is ready.

    Handle with either cotton gloves or clean dry hands, being careful to avoid touching the front of the image. Hold at the edges.

    Your image may have a ‘raw’ edge appearance (think old book deckle edges). This is a natural occurrence in the cutting process of fine rag paper and will not be visible once framed.


    If framing or hanging the print yourself:

    1. Handle with either cotton gloves or clean dry hands, being careful to avoid touching the front of the image. Hold at the edges.

    2.  Gently unroll larger prints and allow them to flatten in a safe place. We suggest you do not unroll until ready for hanging or framing.

    - Find a clean, flat surface. Leave any tissue paper wrap on as you unfold. Touch as little as possible.

    - Place one end slightly over a table edge and slowly uncurl away from you, being careful not to lean up against the table edge with your legs or hips.

    - Once fully unrolled, place a large book (not too heavy) at the farthest end.

    - Gently slide the table edge end up onto the table top and place another large book at that end also.

    - Leave for 24 hours.

    A simple tutorial can be found here

    There is another method to unroll your poster but the above method is recommended for least risk of damage.

    - Refer to point #1 when ready to hang or frame.


    All sales are final, however if your order arrives and is damaged or there is a flaw in the printing, email a photo and your order number to within 24 hours of receipt and we will be happy to review your request.

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