Whitby Abbey, situated on the East Cliff above the town, fell into disrepair following the 16th Century dissolution of the monasteries when Henry VIII oversaw the separation of state and church, seizing their assets and using them to fund his military campaigns. The remains are now under the care of English Heritage and continue to… Continue reading Whitby Abbey
As I’ve grown older I’ve also grown increasingly fond of a good pub. To a young me they were just places to ‘get drunk and pull birds’ and I was pretty hopeless at both. This means I didn’t really take to pubs until University, where many friendships were forged over unpleasantly warm pints that our… Continue reading Goodnight, Good nights
There’s something about bodies in the water 40ft above your head that distorts your sense of reality somewhat! This is the wonderfully designed Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao, an old oil and wine warehouse converted to a multi-use cultural and leisure centre.
Bilbao was somewhere I’d wanted to visit for years so when the chance finally came I did it properly, taking a DSLR camera and making time to use it at optimal times and locations to produce a coherent set of images. This is a sunset view along the River Nervion past the iconic Guggenheim Museum… Continue reading Bilbao
A world class aquarium sits inside this angular geometric wedge at the confluence of the River Hull and River Humber. Picture postcard blue skies and fluffy clouds were the order of the day but I felt this somewhat otherworldly architecture deserved a more abstract approach. Enter the ND110 filter which vastly reduces the amount of… Continue reading The Deep – BTS
The angular textured concrete form of the £35 million Hepworth Gallery, hunkered on the bank of the River Calder in Wakefield. The gallery provides a legacy for famed artist Barbara Hepworth, who was born in the town, as well as a range of temporary exhibitions. I have been here exactly twice, this was from the… Continue reading Hepworth
In the same way that not every photo you see makes perfect sense, not every photo is taken on the perfect camera. Whilst inherently flawed, since 2014 I’ve found mobile phones to be increasingly capable and, being ever-present in daily life, increasingly useful for quick grab shots. Here, as the young man tries to assimilate… Continue reading Cubic Curiosity
Valencia, July 2015. Much of Spain was gripped by a heatwave so fierce that even the sun kissed Mediterranean locals were openly wilting. This oppressive heat quickly put paid to ideas of itineraries and constantly stomping around the city in a bid to see and do everything. Indoor attractions and places that presented opportunity to… Continue reading Sanctuary
Traffic, people, tall buildings, endless noise, there is little escape from The Terrorism of Everyday Life in Manhattan. By my third day I was beginning to adapt and had defaulted to carrying the tiny Sony RX100 instead of a bag of DSLR kit. Technically less flexibility, sure, but in practice far far more.
This is the Great Court at the British Museum, a former private library converted to the largest covered public square in Europe at a cost of around £100 million. The striking geometric glass roof proved a real swine to stitch together when assembling this 12-frame panorama on my poor old PC, which of course cost… Continue reading British Museum