Grumpy Curmudgeonly Suffolk based fine art Landscape, portrait and conceptual Photographer and misanthrope (Available for children’s parties and funeral warm ups). A lover of the 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 and create images. At dusk and dawn, and in the dead of night and the twilight hours I can sometimes be heard crashing about, swearing loudly and stumbling over tree stumps and tripping on rabbit holes. I don’t actually suffer from tourettes but I am clumsy and very arthritic, and therefore have and use an 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 arthritically derived expletives, when I’m dead and gone my ghostly outbursts of linguistic filth will linger and leap out at the unexacting traveller. 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 or my website www.greenmanphotography.com 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 Cat Sat on the . . . ._

Unable to work in the normal 9 to 5 world do to chronic arthritis. . .Did I mention that?, I have moved into the world of that there photomatography to earn a crust. Specialising in fine art landscape and portraiture, and a smidgen of conceptual photography, I have turned a once while hobby in to my way of life. I am also 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.

The other reason for this blog is to push you towards my website. If you are interested in seeing more of my actual photographic work or possibly looking at purchasing a fine art photographic print, then why not give it a visit at www.greenmanphotography.com

All images are ©LeeThornberry All Rights Reserved. Contact me here or via my email thornberry@greenmanphotography.com to purchase images or to license images for any commercial use, to discuss any commissions, or to knock about any ideas or indeed collaborations.


86 Replies to “About”

  1. 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.

    1. 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 🙂

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

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

  4. 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. 🙂

    1. 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 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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)

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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 🙂

  12. 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…

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

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

  17. 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

    1. 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.

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

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

    You have some amazing work

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