Welcome to Tales & Shapes


A very warm welcome to my website.

I am a scientist and a photographer, a public speaker and a storyteller, a landscape traveller and a gardener.

In my storytelling pages, I share what I can offer and the projects I am currently working on. They are many and varied, can be performance or talk oriented, for learning or entertainment. They all share a common thread: a deep wonder for the natural word, a deep questioning of the mysteries of life, a deep longing for reconnection, a search for how to live in harmony and peace with the world. Since June 2020, I am hosting a storytelling and science podcast: Tales of a Starry Night.

In my photography pages, I share galleries of black & white, darkroom printed photographs, as well as colour images gleaned mostly on outdoor journeys.

See below for upcoming events, and if any of this resonates with you, please do not hesitate to join in or get in touch.

If you would like to keep in touch with my work, I advertise all upcoming events on Facebook, on Instagram as @talesnshapes, and if I’m the organiser, on Eventbrite.

I also blog occasionally on art and nature related topics, be prepared for images, and the odd story.

Happy browsing!

Upcoming events

  • From march 17th onwards, I am part of Earth Patterns, a digital photography exhibition on Artsteps.com.
  • Beyond the Horizon, a storytelling evening. Online performance part of the York Festival of Ideas, Tuesday 8th June 8pm. Details coming soon.


All drawings by Jess Wallace.
All website content copyright Tales & Shapes 2017-2021.