As the decade comes to a close it’s time to take stock of all that happened and everything that changed in the 2010’s when compared to the 2000’s. Think about all those memories, experiences and feelings, the highs and lows, the accomplishments and places explored… then take those thoughts and throw them straight in the… Continue reading On Pointe
July 2014, the last wedding I photographed and certainly the quirkiest and most charming. There were few formal requirements so the resulting images were predominantly candid moments and reportage. As someone who doesn’t particularly like people much (never mind photographing them!) it always seemed an odd thing for me to do… so now I don’t.… Continue reading Knutsford Nuptials
Uniquely, Heptonstall has two churches within one graveyard. At the centre of the village are the ruins of the Church of St Thomas a’ Becket built between 1256 and 1260. A great storm in 1847 caused the West face of the tower to fall away. Repairs took place and the church remained in use up… Continue reading Heptonstall
A big old storm christened as the ‘Beast From The East’ was rolling in fast and I had to get back across the North Yorkshire Moors and the Pennines or risk being stuck. Whilst I was trying to grab a final few images, calculating travel times and potential emergency overnighters, other hardy souls took a… Continue reading Bravehearts
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
The 115 year old Greenwich Foot Tunnel, which runs under the River Thames in London for 1,215 ft from the Isle of Dogs to Greenwich, exiting right by the restored clipper Cutty Sark.
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
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
The Hotrod Hayride is an Americana-heavy gathering of period correct custom cars, rockabilly and swing bands, burlesque dancers and vintage lifestyle lovers held at The National Shooting Range in Bisley, England. It is also in serious danger of becoming my favourite annual event.