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This blog is a window into my creative business and lifestyle. I love the outdoors and going on adventures. Photography and videography are a way of life and this allows me to capture the people and adventures along the way. I also enjoy any form of creativity and I am always keen to try new things.

Monday, 13 November 2017

JUPITER AND VENUS

It’s 5:30am, there is a gentle frost and a light but bitter wind this morning and I am perched up high on a hill looking across the moors and out towards Chesterfield below. Clearly becoming visible is Venus and Jupiter rising on the East, South East horizon. A beautiful sight as the two seem to sit next to each other in the sky (see the first image). This is because a conjunction between the two is occurring and even though they are a great distances apart in the solar system, there alignment this morning makes them just a few degrees apart on the skyline.

This was then followed by a beautiful sunrise that cast some stunning light on the last remaining golden leaves that are clinging on until they will soon drop and give way to the real cold winter mornings in the very near future. I watch 3 kestrels hovering and hunting along the fields and then the beautiful light quickly disappears behind a blanket of cloud.













Friday, 27 October 2017

JAPAN

I attended a photography exchange evening last night that displayed a series of images from Japan, in exchange a series of images from the UK were sent to them to view.
This got me thinking about my trip to Japan and how it is such a vibrant and exciting place, I would love to return. I thought I would share a few of my favourite images from the trip.


























Thursday, 26 October 2017

TIME-LAPSE

A short clip showing part of a new time-lapse project I am working on. Just a short taster! (Music: Airtone - NightRain



Thursday, 12 October 2017

BIG MOOR

Searching for rutting stags this morning out on Big Moor in the Peak District National Park. Found a large male with several females surrounding him, but no contenders to take him on. Plenty of calling across the moors but no locked antlers this time!






Wednesday, 27 September 2017

THE BELT MAKER

I have spent the morning photographing the craftsman George Giovanni Walker who specialises in leather work, and was crafting a series of custom belts. It was great to watch such a skilled and focused individual who is clearly passionate about his craft and I am very happy with the results from the shoot!










Saturday, 2 September 2017

ARRAN, ISLAY, JURA

A stunning two weeks exploring the landscapes of Arran, Islay and Jura. There is no denying that the West Coast of Scotland holds a special place in my heart and I love the landscapes and wildlife, but I was a little concerned that the three islands of Arran, Islay and Jura might disappoint as they are based much further south on the west coast making me believe they would be a lot less wild than further North. Whilst you may see a few more people in certain parts, the scenery and wildlife was just as stunning and losing the people altogether is easily achieved. I will definitely be going back.

















Thursday, 24 August 2017

COBB ENGLAND


Just completed some bold and vibrant shots of some perfectly hand made leather goods for a company called Cobb England based in Chesterfield. Really high quality leathers and craftsmanship carefully photographed. Really happy with the results and so were they! 







Wednesday, 2 August 2017

STILL DODGING SHOWERS

Today I have been working on the River Severn and a small lake near Tewkesbury creating photography and videography for a client. A nice spot but the weather doesn't feel much like August!


Sunday, 30 July 2017

STORMS


The passing storms are creating some great rainbows today.



Sunday, 23 July 2017

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

A couple of stunning motors from the Ashover Classic Car Show from today!




Friday, 21 July 2017

WORKING IN GLASS

For the past few months I have been working with glass. Its a really interesting material to work with and with so many varieties of glass to choose from it takes a while to understand how the different colours, types and textures of glass will react once backlit. 

So far I have designed and created a large landscape glass panel that sits above my front door and a more traditional style panel of a bird on a branch which I have designed and created for my Mom.

I have been working with Martin McAssey in Sheffield and his teaching technique, relaxed atmosphere and workshop facilities are really very good. Only problem is, it's very addictive and there are only so many places in the house to put the finished pieces!















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