Whitby Abbey

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

Goodnight, Good nights

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

Bodies

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.

Cubic Curiosity

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

Sanctuary

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

NYC

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.