The Blog and Ramblings of Greenman Photography and Imagery



Grumpy Curmudgeonly Suffolk based Photographer and misanthrope (Available for children’s parties and funeral warm ups ) A lover of dark gloomy and abandoned places, places that bleed a feel of mystery, eeriness and history. These are the places that I will lay in wait to capture images. In the dead of night I can sometimes be heard crashing about, swearing loudly and falling over tree stumps and tripping on rabbit holes. I don’t actually have tourettes but I am clumsy and very arthritic, and therefore make good use of my extensive vocabulary of curses, and insults of objects inanimate. Did I mention that I’m arthritic? Each hill I climb or beck I cross is infused with, and forever cursed by my expletives. For every hill I climb a political correctness fairy commits suicide unable to cope with the bad language! So as you browse this blog and the images within, think of the hard work, blood, sweat, tears and pain behind them . . . Think of the dead fairies! . . . Did I mention my arthritis?The Reader                                                      I am a fan of Ale, Bacon and Cheese, sometimes all in the same mug! I sometimes wear tweed!

This blog is just a collection of my thoughts and  interests built around my photographic blunders and misadventures, and anything else that I stumble upon that I think is worth posting . All views are my own . . . and the voices in my head. If you are interested in seeing more of my actual photographic work and possibly purchasing a print then why not visit my website

All images are ©LeeThornberry All Rights Reserved. Contact me here or via my website to purchase images or to license images for any commercial use, to discuss any commissions, or to knock about any ideas.


86 responses

  1. ken bello

    This is my first visit and I have to say, Lee Thornberry, we could be twin brothers separated at birth. I love the photos, which contrasts with the somewhat lighthearted text. I’ll be back.

    16/09/2011 at 3:54 pm

    • Thank you very much sir, you are most welcome to drop by for a chat any time. I may be a bit thin on the ground as I’m of to Dorset for a week of manic snapping by the sea, but broadband is a bit thin on the ground down where I am staying.

      Cheers 🙂

      16/09/2011 at 7:36 pm

  2. Nice blog, I’m signing up.

    18/09/2011 at 11:50 am

  3. I have been selected for “One Lovely Blog Award” Part of the process is to pay forward. Therefore I have added your site to the list.

    02/10/2011 at 5:01 pm

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am having so much fun reading your pages, such dark humour. Some stunning black and white photography going on too. You’ve got it all my friend.

    03/10/2011 at 10:49 pm

  5. Cheers thankyou 🙂

    04/10/2011 at 8:00 am

  6. Like your humour – thanks

    04/10/2011 at 10:59 am

  7. Cheers 🙂

    04/10/2011 at 11:46 am

  8. Mr Mole

    Really well done blog site, it must have taken some time to develop, good writing and pictures.

    28/10/2011 at 12:18 pm

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. You’ve got some very interesting images here; I look forward to viewing your future posts.

    22/11/2011 at 8:38 pm

  10. I Thank you, It’s all done with smoke and mirrors 😉

    30/11/2011 at 12:59 pm

  11. This is stunning work! You have the visual eye I like to think I have but don’t — these all are photos I wish I’d taken. Definitely a fan! Thanks for subscribing to my blog and giving me to excuse to discover yours. 🙂

    01/12/2011 at 5:48 pm

    • Thank yo very much! I really should try and get out more with Mr Nikon but have had so much on recently. However I am looking forward to the wintery weather which always gives great photo opportunities 🙂

      03/12/2011 at 8:48 am

  12. WOW! You take fantastic photos! I love how you turn the dark into a thing of haunting beauty…..enjoy the surreal feeling and very refreshing to me. Thanks for sharing your work. I will be back and really look forward to seeing more of your work. And thank you for visiting me. Love and Light, Celeste.

    05/01/2012 at 1:41 pm

    • Cheers! Thank you very much celeste 🙂

      07/01/2012 at 9:14 am

  13. Greetings! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Your work is unique and inspiring. Please stop by and post a comment to accept. Congrats! With love, Celeste.

    11/01/2012 at 8:07 pm

  14. Thanks for your support…. Cool monochrome images. I liked the tax office in particular….

    14/01/2012 at 12:24 pm

  15. What agreat blog! Entertaining, amusing… and great photography.

    18/01/2012 at 6:32 pm

    • Cheers! Like wise with your blog, some great photography there 🙂

      18/01/2012 at 7:16 pm

  16. I soooo follow you!

    06/02/2012 at 5:04 pm

  17. Thanks a lot for your support on Mausoleum @ Kensal Green Cemetery….

    08/02/2012 at 10:51 am

  18. I will be back. Like the still life quality. Have to spend some time looking and reading. Thanks for the visit,

    08/02/2012 at 1:30 pm

  19. Hi Lee,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking it. I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggles with Adobe.
    I went to see the pictures on your website, and the nostalgia! I grew up in Norfolk, although I now live in Australia, and trips to the beach were almost always to Southwold, Dunwich or Aldeburgh. I haven’t been back in 25 years, but it was certainly a trip down memory lane. You’ve also inspired me to go and try out some of the effects on my photos, particularly to see what some of them would look like in black and white. I quite like the Gothic look, not sure how it will translate to the Australian landscape.

    09/02/2012 at 1:45 am

    • Some lovely beaches in Norfolk and Suffolk, but you must be spoilt for choice out there. Go and “Goff” up some Aussiness 😀

      04/03/2012 at 8:37 am

  20. Susie

    Thank you for taking the time to view my recent post, ‘The appeal of surreal photography’ – I’m delighted you like it!

    And now I’m off to browse your blog further…

    Best wishes,

    Susie :o)

    12/02/2012 at 11:04 am

  21. Cheers folks, thanks for taking the time to visit, hope you enjoy my blog, Have fun 🙂

    13/02/2012 at 8:32 am

  22. Good morning, Lee – I saw that you stopped-by my blog this morning…thank you for the visit and for letting me know you were here.

    I rather enjoyed scrolling through your site…love your castle photos, old buildings…vintage stuff.

    I shall be visiting again, thank you for sharing your work/fun.

    20/02/2012 at 2:18 pm

    • Cheers thanks for taking the time 🙂

      21/02/2012 at 9:13 am

  23. Wow!!! Right up my street, B&W, I love it. Fabulous!!

    20/02/2012 at 4:26 pm

  24. You are most welcome thankyou 🙂

    21/02/2012 at 9:14 am

  25. Your pictures are so intriguing and mysterious! I also have a weakness for abandoned buildings, ruins, the past and unknown, so your work really appeals to me. Thank you for sharing!

    23/02/2012 at 1:57 am

    • Thanks Anna glad you like my work 🙂

      24/02/2012 at 11:30 am

  26. Hi Lee,

    I enjoy and take inspiration from your blog, so I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award!

    More info about the award and what to do next is here:

    23/02/2012 at 7:27 pm

  27. Hi Kieron, Cheers for that I’m not sure that I have got time to participate at the moment as I have several projects up and running and a load of professional vocational type exams on the horizon.
    I shall give it a look in a bit though, cheers for thinking of me though 🙂

    Peace and Beer 🙂

    24/02/2012 at 11:27 am

  28. I really like your blog. You take the sort of photographs that I aspire to take. Very inspirational. Nice one! Thanks for liking my recent post.

    That London Place…

    29/02/2012 at 8:08 pm

    • Cheers Joe glad you like it, thanks for taking the time. You’re not all bad in that London place 😀

      04/03/2012 at 8:35 am

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  30. Fantastic photgrapghy thornberrie – than kyou for likign mine at gallercatsandhens – much appreciated!

    16/03/2012 at 10:36 am

  31. studiojan


    I enjoy your blog and nominated you for the versatile blogger award.

    16/03/2012 at 3:41 pm

    • Cheers I shall try and look at this when I have some free time , Thanks 🙂

      18/03/2012 at 7:34 pm

  32. I’ve enjoyed your blog so much that I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations ! For more information, just link to my page:

    17/03/2012 at 12:33 am

  33. Cheers I shall try and look at this when I have some free time , Thanks for thinking of my blog 🙂

    18/03/2012 at 7:35 pm

  34. Thanks for “liking” my post Dollars and Scents, I appreciate the attention. I like your pics, and the style you create. I agree, you have to take photos for you, if others like them it’s a bonus. Keep it up.

    22/03/2012 at 8:14 pm

    • Cheers, Thanks for taking the time. Yep you’ve got to enjoy it or whats the point, it then just becomes another day in the office 🙂

      23/03/2012 at 8:29 am

  35. Hello There! I have been enjoying your blog and find it interesting, I think others would too. So I am tagging you. If you care to participate; this is the link

    25/03/2012 at 5:10 am

    • Cheers I’ll have a bash at this when I’ve got a spare moment, Cheers 🙂

      27/03/2012 at 9:18 am

      • no worries – no hurry – no pressure

        remember the instructions… only if it’s fun!

        27/03/2012 at 9:32 am

  36. Kitty

    I compleatly love all of your photos! ❤

    26/03/2012 at 6:23 am

  37. Hi! thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

    31/03/2012 at 6:53 pm

  38. Thanks for your support on Return to Didcot Railway Centre, it’s much appreciated….

    01/04/2012 at 9:38 pm

  39. Thanks for dropping by my blog for a visit! I LOVE what you have going here! Such powerful images. Here in Nebraska, we have a lot of old abandoned farmhouses, which I love to photograph when I can. Definitely not as old or imposing as what you’re used to, but definitely worth your time if you ever travel to the US. Keep it going! I love your work!

    06/04/2012 at 4:25 pm

    • Cheers Lori thanks for your kind words, and for taking the time to visit the ole blog 🙂

      09/04/2012 at 8:42 am

  40. Thanks, Lee, for the “like” on my Shrooms! post. Love your gravatar! Your About has definitely intrigued me to follow your posts!

    10/04/2012 at 12:08 pm

    • Cheers Thanks for visiting. You have reminded me that I must get around to posting more of my fungi shots 🙂

      11/04/2012 at 7:57 am

  41. Robyn G

    Hi Lee, I’m very glad you stopped by my blog today 😀 .. thanks so much for the like!
    Your photos and commentary are most enjoyable.
    Looking forward to viewing more. Most inspiring stuff!

    13/04/2012 at 11:25 am

    • Cheers, Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog 🙂

      17/04/2012 at 9:58 am

  42. Kitty

    I coupleatly LOVE, like every single one of your photos, there always so stunningly gorgeous

    15/04/2012 at 3:30 am

    • Thank you for taking the time to look at them, Cheers 🙂

      17/04/2012 at 9:58 am

      • Kitty

        Anytime 😀 I always enjoy seeing your new photos in my feed (:

        17/04/2012 at 10:13 pm

  43. Thanks for stopping by my blog—thanks for the like. I love your combo of words and images, looking forward to exploring more!

    25/04/2012 at 4:00 pm

    • Cheers thanks for taking the time, hope you enjoy my Ramblings 🙂

      25/04/2012 at 6:28 pm

  44. One of your comments on Facebook made me laugh, so I had a nose at your blog. Love your photographs and your sense of humour is ace, right up my street. Really enjoyed your blog 🙂 X

    04/05/2012 at 1:51 am

    • Cheer ears 🙂 Snot humour tis light grumpiness 😀 Just followed the link to your blog, is it not up and running yet? All I could find was a “Just another wordpress site ” page with no content.

      04/05/2012 at 9:05 am

  45. Jack Brewis

    Love your work a lot; especially Dark Streets – exceptional.

    10/05/2012 at 6:50 pm

  46. Brian Artillery

    This is a really great site. I’m glad that someone has taken the time to show that this odd sticky-out bit of Britain is full of beauty and fascinating places, and not the mediaeval dive that some London comedians would have you believe. I’ve lived here all my life, since 1963, and I still haven’t seen all of it yet. I love Suffolk’s rather sinister coastal areas, the gloomy pine forests, occasional surly little village [not naming it, but the pub barman refused to serve me because I had black nail polish on. This was in 1982], I like the fact that no motorways cross the area, and you can drive for miles down roads and not actually get anywhere. I like your photographs very much. I’m very pleased to have stumbled across your site by accident. Thanks for letting me enjoy it.

    11/06/2012 at 5:35 am

    • Cheers 🙂 Yep it sure has its strange little idiosyncrasies does our Suffolk, Dorset lad meself so I kinda miss the hills.

      12/06/2012 at 10:13 am

  47. A soulmate at last.

    11/06/2012 at 9:58 am

  48. Ana Martin

    Thanks for liking my post. I´m impressed with your dark, dramatic, stunning pictures. Big hug from Spain!

    16/06/2012 at 4:40 pm

    • Cheers thanks for visiting the paranoia 🙂

      17/06/2012 at 8:28 pm

  49. Coming to my blog, I have to pay respects by coming to yours. Although your work is on opposite sides with mine, I do love it, both imagery and your way of thinking. Great work!

    21/06/2012 at 10:34 pm

    • Peoples work doesn’t necessarily have to be the kind that you would undertake yourself. I some times appreciate a good wedding shot, either artistically or technically, but the undertaking of such a project would probably be my worst nightmare 😀 Sometimes I even look a pictures of flowers. Cheers thank you for taking the time and having a look. Have fun 🙂

      22/06/2012 at 9:26 am

  50. Littleskew

    I really like your blog. Your whimsical words and inspiring images as wonderful; just my kind of thing.

    You have some amazing work

    02/07/2012 at 12:24 pm

    • Cheers thank you very much, you are most welcome 🙂

      06/07/2012 at 9:22 am

  51. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your photographs are amazing!

    15/11/2012 at 9:16 pm

    • Cheers thankyou for taking the time to visit 🙂

      16/11/2012 at 10:21 am

  52. Signing up, because I like your style and wit. So glad you came to visit today! ~Lynda

    16/11/2012 at 4:54 pm

    • Cheers thanks for the kind words 🙂

      17/11/2012 at 10:18 am

  53. thanks for ‘liking’ my contribution to green..led me to Gothic and girls on tanks…

    18/11/2012 at 2:32 am

  54. Hi! Thank you for checking out my blog. You have a pretty cool site! I wish you all the best, Diana

    21/11/2012 at 11:01 pm

  55. Muchos gracias for dropping in on my meanderings. Much appreciated. I’m digging what you’re doing.

    24/11/2012 at 10:54 am

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