SteamPunks

A great Saturday at Whitby provided some opportunities for some really interesting shots and something not previously in my portfolio. It was a uncharacteristically warm and sunny February day and was almost surreal for a ‘first-timer’ like me at Whitby as the bizarre and creative participants paraded their costumes and inventions in the small seaside town.…

Zara Watson at Salford Quays

On a wet Friday night a small group of photographers worked with the energetic north-east model Zara Watson in the Salford Quays area of Manchester. Our objective was to put into practice some techniques for balancing ambient light with off-camera flash. This was certainly a challenge at times because of the rapidly changing natural light…

Chester in the Rain

I spent a morning in the city of Chester, a dull, wet, rainy morning at that. So with a pale, insipid grey sky I decided to focus on the details on the walls and buildings of the city rather than cityscapes or street photography. I spent many hours gazing upwardly and climbing onto the ‘rows’…

Urbex Photo Shoot

On Saturday morning I took a short trip to a disused and derelict power station to have a recce prior to a shoot. I took and friend and fellow photographer and we quickly and easily gained access through a well used hole in the fence. Once inside it was clear that we weren’t the first,…

Emzini Township Tour

Emzini is a small organisation run by Penny and Ella in Knysna, South Africa with the intent of supporting the people of the Township. We came across them whilst on holiday there and booked on to one of the township tours that they operate to get an insight into the lives of the local people.…

Clitheroe Jazz Festival

Clitheroe hosts an annual Jazz Festival with artists performing in the town centre and also at certain pubs around the town. I was asked by ‘Ribble Valley Gigs’ to photograph the events that took place outside on the main street, the market place, in Wellgate and finally the Swan courtyard. There were a number of…