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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.

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!















Thursday, 20 July 2017

SHEFFIELD GRAND PRIX 2017

A few shots from this evenings Sheffield Grand Prix. The streets of Sheffield are closed and a circuit is created for the cyclists to race. With the circuit being so short it is a great spectator sport with the riders passing by roughly every 90 seconds. The previous evenings were blessed with beautiful light but sadly this evening was pretty grey and dull. Still a good opportunity for some challenging shots.





Saturday, 15 July 2017

RIAT 2017

Today I felt like 10 years old again, visiting airshows was a yearly treat with my Dad when I was young and I still love them to this day, they really trigger memories of being young and care free.

It has been 4 years since I last attended an airshow with my Dad, and today we were at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds. The raw power and noise of the fast jets is always an experience and the skills of the pilots is top class.

The one downside is the crowds and I took a gamble and booked for Friday tickets and it was ideal! We took my Dads camper van and stayed at a near by campsite on the Thursday night and left early for the airshow on Friday morning. No queue, no traffic and with the weather being excellent it made the day perfect.















Thursday, 13 July 2017

BIKE PICS

Recently I have created some really nice cycling based photography for my portfolio. Take a look at a few of them below.










Wednesday, 10 May 2017

BLUEBELLS BY THE HOUSE

With not living in our house all that long, it was a great discovery to find that the woodland that sits in front of the property is full of bluebells. The woodland is situated on a steep bank and as you climb the steep and narrow paths throughout the woods the masses of bluebells continue as far as the eye can see. Another fantastic aspect is that because the bank is so steep, once you reach the top and look out, you are looking out over the canopy of trees that are growing at the bottom of the hill giving you a tree top perspective. 





BUSINESS CARD DESIGN

I have recently created this new business card design, based on the local crooked spire famous in Chesterfield. Along with the colours, design and layout I think it is a really strong design.




Sunday, 23 April 2017

ARMY OF TULIPS

Each year I am trying to liven up the side path down the house with a variety of flowers. Again this spring I have planted an army of tulips and they do look very good and add a mass of colour. I will follow on with a planting of wild flower style seeds once the tulips have gone to continue the colours throughout the summer months. Lets see how they go.






Wednesday, 12 April 2017

LEA GARDENS

Lea Gardens is situated close to Matlock, down the road from our village and is a garden that specialises in rhododendrons and azaleas. It really needs to be visited at just the right time to experience the sheer mass of colour that it delivers. We were a couple of weeks too early for the maximum impact but still not at all disappointed by the mass of colours. Also the coffee shop does a really good coffee and great cakes with views of the garden.









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