Monday 22 September 2008

Wat Tyler Gallery

Award winning photographer Darren Chaplin has opened a new gallery at Watt Tyler Country Park. It has quickly built a reputation of hosting some inspirational images which are available to buy as prints or framed images.

Darren's mission is to showcase the best photography from local photographers and as part of this he has been kind enough to showcase some of my work.

Depth of Field
(Click to view large)

If you fancy a visit the gallery can be found at:
Wat Tyler Gallery
Unit 7
Wat Tyler Country Park
Pitsea, Essex

It is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm and Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-4pm.

Thursday 18 September 2008

If you are in Central London next week.....

..why not visit my latest exhibition?

I have an exhibition of pictures on display in the foyer of Daiwa Securities SMBC, 5 King William Street, London EC4N 7AX. The foyer is open from 8:00am - 6:00pm.

My pictures are on sale at specially reduced exhibition prices with the profits going to the companies' two charities War Child and Demelza House Childrens Hospice.

Chocolate Orange
(really would look good on your wall)

With only 98 shopping days to Christmas, now is the time to pop down and bag yourself a bargain present whilst helping charity at the same time.

Friday 12 September 2008

Visions of Britain - Photographic Workshops in Southwest England

Two of my favourite landscape photographers, Jon Gibs and Adam Burton have got together to create a new company - Visions of Britain. They are specialising in photographic workshop breaks in the South West of England.

The workshops are dedicated to landscape photographers and take place in a wide range of spectacular locations throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

Coastal Devon
by Adam Burton

These two brilliant photographers will guide and assist you to photograph the rugged coastlines of North Cornwall and South Devon, as well as the beautiful Exmoor and rugged Dartmoor National Parks.

Sunday 7 September 2008

What a rubbish summer

In these days of climate change, it seems that I hardly ever seem to hear a weather forecast without them using the words "since records began". It's always the wettest, hottest, coldest month since records began. This year it was the turn of August to be the most rubbish since records began.

August in the UK usually has a few days of blue sky and sometimes the sun even pops out, If the sun appears for 3 days in a row it is traditional for The Sun to run the headline "Phew What A Scorcher". This year was different, a blanket of cloud seemed to cover the entire UK and didn't shift for the entire month.

Leigh Creek
(Click to view large)

So it was a triumph of optimism over experience when I headed down to Leigh-on-Sea for Dawn on Bank Holiday Monday morning. Even though metcheck said it wouldn't be cloudy, I was convinced I wouldn't see the sun as I got up at 4:00am that morning. So I was absolutely amazed as the sun came up and there was no cloud cover. I got plenty of shots as this little fishing port came alive due to high tide coinciding with dawn.

(Click to view large)

As I drove away the cloud cover came back & we reverted to "Claggy August". I was lucky to get these shots, but sometimes you make your own luck!

Tuesday 2 September 2008

I Read the News Today....

Maybe I'm alone in this, but I usually find that when I watch The News on TV it has little to do with me. Some politician has said something stupid, someone has produced a report stating the bleeding obvious or someone you never met has died.

So it was a real shock to see that Ken Campbell died on Sunday. It would be going way too far to say I knew Ken, but i did meet him on quite a few occasions. In the summer I would take the dogs for a walk and often as I approached "The Lost Pond" in Epping Forest it seemed three dogs would come crashing through the undergrowth closely followed by a pair of bushy eyebrows....with Ken attached. He would always say hello as his dogs jumped in and out of the pond.

I hope he is off enjoying walkies in some better place.

Monday 1 September 2008

Jill Greenberg is Photographer of the month for September

Jill Greenberg - The Manipulator has an amazing style that really brings her portraits to life.

Dog by Jill Greenberg

A visit to her website is well worth it, if only to see her John McCain ads on her splash page.

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