Solemn hymns, joyful hymns, flowers trumpeting on aisle window sills. The big door left open a little so that we can hear the growing lambs' Easter voices carried away on the wind from the hill. Churchyard daffodils nodding next to slate gravestones, but inside it's the smell of furniture polish, light filtering through old glass, the murmur of prayer. And the dull thump of the clock in the tower marking our hours. Happy Easter everybody.
I am a designer, writer and photographer who spends all his time looking at England, particularly buildings and the countryside. But I have a leaning towards the slightly odd and neglected, the unsung elements that make England such an interesting place to live in. I am the author and photographer of over 25 books, in particular Unmitigated England (Adelphi 2006), More from Unmitigated England (Adelphi 2007), Cross Country (Wiley 2011), The Cigarette Papers (Frances Lincoln 2012), Preposterous Erections (Frances Lincoln 2012) and English Allsorts (Adelphi 2015)