Sunday, 26 October 2008
If you had spotted me then well observed for I am indeed the latest person to adourn the sides of St Helen's farm's Goat Milk products. I use Goats milk rather than Cow's as it really helps my breathing. I used to cough all the time and never knew why untill I changed to Goats.. for the full story check out the milk cartons in Sainsbry and Tesco!
Friday, 17 October 2008
After reviewing the new E3 for Digital Photo Pro magazine - Olympus called me up to ask if I would be interested in a sponsorship deal. For those who are unsure, this basically means that Olympus throw me a load of free kit and I er..just use it!
The weeks that followed started to feel freakily like Christmas the only difference being that the fat man delivering my parcels was not dressed in red and did not have a white bushy beard or unconvincing laugh.
I've used the E3 quite a lot already and I genuinely love it. OK, I'd like a few extra pixels and I'd like it to deal with noise at high ISO numbers a snippet better than it does but I tell you, apart from these two minor observations, I can genuinely say this is one of the most intuative cameras on the market. And don't even ask me about the live view screen! This has and will transform my photography. I can now see what I am actually doing on self portrait shoots and I no longer have to look like a child whose been munching on mud when I take low angle outdoor shots.
I now have an E3, E420 and the very cool MJU 1030SW. For my test reports on the E3 please see here and here and for an article on the Photogirl kitbag, go here.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
My latest exhibition runs from the 28th August to the 5th October and is at The Living Room in Ye Olde York.
There will be a carefully selected collection of famous faces, plus some new unseen work from 'Her Dark Materials' collection will be making their debut. I'm shooting one of these on Wednesday in fact, so it really will be hot off the press!
The preview night will be held on Wednesday 27th August 5.30-7.30PM. As there are only limited places for this event I advise you book early. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. Be warned - you will probably not get in on the night if you have not RSVP'd!
Signed and limited edition prints will be available to buy/order from The Living Room or direct from my website. Hope to see you there!
I recently had my first commision in Nice! An old friend of mine from York moved there about 8 years ago and this is the first time I have seen him since. He is now entertainments manager at a bar called Waynes and he hired me to photograph the Festival de Musique; a one day event that takes place all over France. Obvoiusly I was only photographing the bands at Wayne's, not every band all over France (I'm not Superwoman)
My few days in Nice where some of the finest days I have ever spent - hence this blog. The photograph above is of Justin, my wonderful friend and host. I am going to post a few more images on Flickr soon so watch this space..
Thursday, 17 July 2008
The nice people at PHOTOICON have written all about me in the latest rock and roll edition of their very wonderful magazine. Its glossy and it feels nice on the fingertips...this is the Vogue of the photography magazine - I'm so excited I'm going to run off for a little wee ;)
Friday, 14 March 2008
I am about to stage my biggest exhibition to date. The photographs will appear at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, North Yorkshire from 31st March until the 6th May so be sure to pop in if you are in the area.
Forty of my favourite images will be on display. Most of these will be from my Rock Portraits portfolio but there is some brand new stuff that hasn't even appeared on Flickr yet! I'll be posting these images over the next few weeks and there will be many more coming soon, so keep a look out.
Signed and limited edition prints are available to buy from the theatre or direct from my website.
Monday, 18 February 2008
This week I have discovered that I have photos in an A-Z of Franz Ferdinand and also in Paul Weller - The Changing Man! That's not a bad week for little 'ol me :)
I have only worked with Franz Ferdinand once, unlike Paul who I have worked with many, many times. He's a nice man to spend time with and, although an established and respected musician, he is much more down to earth than a lot of the bands who have just made it.
Monday, 11 February 2008
I have never been so cold in all my life (well maybe once when I had to crawl out of the River Ooze at 3am one winter morning; but that's what acting in films does for you!) Ricky and his dad turned up at 7am, which is impressive for a musician I can tell you, and we headed out to Cayton Bay which is a nice little beach on the outskirts of Scarborough. By 'nice' I mean a seaside destination which is pleasent to spend time at in the summer, equiped with a stripy deck chair, a good book and an ice cream.
Not in the cruel grip of winter.
So yeah, it was cold, but as we're made of sterner stuff, we battled on despite the fact that my fingers soon resembled novelty ice cubes and poor Ricky's trainers, foot and half a leg were soon swallowed up by a large clump of clay like gunk.
After escaping the high tide at Cayton, we thawed out in a nearby greasy spoon. I was so grateful to be inside rather than out, I even forgot to take offence at the nearby black puddings and sausage and the scent of bacon hardly plagued my nostrills despite their desperate attempts. I sipped on a Green Tea and was proud to be vegetarian.
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