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’re on Facebook and would like to follow my work, I advertise all upcoming events here.

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

Happy browsing!

Upcoming events

Online stories & science evenings on Zoom. Details coming soon on Eventbrite.

Orion Constellation (ground-based image)
The Constellation of Orion. A.Fuji – ESA/Hubble
The Full Moon. NASA/ Sean Smith
  • Sunday 14th March 2021, 7.30pm. The Milky Way. The Milky Way across cultures & hemispheres. TBC.

For a taste, check out my podcast.

Tales & Shapes · Tales of a Starry Night

  • Postponed due to covid-19: Touching on Infinity‘ – a journey to infinity and beyond, exploring ideas from mathematics, astronomy & theology. York Festival of Ideas, June 2021.

Cosmos infinitydark_cropped

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