A Strong Spirit Transcends Rules

You may know I am a huge fan of Prince and felt such a loss when he passed.  Princes sister and Paisley Park Studios decided to tour some of his artefacts which are on display in an exhibition in London where Prince famously played 21 Nights (and I saw several of those nights).  At first I thought…

New York Like Never Before

Things that happened on this trip to New York that have not happened before: I got a Nutella facial! We had a near miss with a money clip Bumped into a guy in a tiger skin Zoot suit We went up One World Observatory and saw nothing Saw Manhattan from Top of the Rock at…

Summer into Autumn

The summer was packed with days out, new experiences and the odd bit of decorating. Richard and I took a trip on the Tornado steam train from Walton on the Naze to Colchester in August.  The Tornado is a new steam train which has been built by hand based on a traditional steam locomotive.  It was…

A different view of London 

It was lovely to meet up with Jeff this weekend whilst he visited London from Brooklyn. We got to enjoy some alternate sites in London thanks to the vibrancy of Brick Lane, Shoreditch, the East End and the City. See you in November Jeff (or is it September ūüėÄ )

Being corporate

My next assignment for my photography course covers corporate headshots and environmental photography. I was lucky enough to secure some willing models from work to help me practice. The theory for this seems straightforward but adding the complexity of light, flash, modifiers and posed subjects is quite a bit to take in. Thankfully my models…

Turning Friends into Rock Stars

Here is an update on the request I had a while back to find a model for my latest¬†photography assignment. A couple friends stepped up and offered to help and I managed to find an hour with Sarah last week to shoot some photographs. I chose to shoot in London as I am fortunate enough…

A Relaxing Day

A relaxing (albeit autumnal) day at Woburn Abbey with friends. It gave me an excuse to test drive my Leica.  I am not sure what I am doing yet but these are my favourite photos from today.

My Top 15 Songs of 2015…

Well it’s a tough one I will say that. ¬†As my good friend Enda has already written, I have found it very hard to find a top ten¬†selection of albums this year. ¬†This is due to the fact I have bought less albums and streamed more music. When¬†we had the conversation about writing our top…

Christmas at Waddesdon Manor

This weekend we continued our traditional festive meet up at Waddesdon Manor…. ¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬† I’m not a huge fan of Lord Rothschild’s taste in art but at least he’s supporting such talents. Each year Waddesdon has a different theme and this years was about Light which was interesting and included tubular lighting,…

The pork and leek training session

We have had friends stay this weekend and the weather has been rather glorious and hot. Yesterday whilst we were enjoying a lovely day on the beach in Southwold, the temperature did get to 29 degrees. Today has been not as hot but the humidity has increased as there is a storm approaching. As we’ve…

I’m Nasty*

What a great run! ¬†I have had such a good day – and 6K too. ¬†And 5K of that was continuous. ¬†And there was a good pace. ¬†And the weather was good…. ūüôā I met Paul yesterday and in amongst all the problems trying to reconfigure our evening plans due to the fire in Holborn,…