Ok, so Christmas has come and gone again …. and the New year is here… After spending a lovely time up in North Yorkshire with my family, I got back to London on New Years day.
My lovely lady and I decided to make the most of the last day before ‘normality’ kicked in again, and after seeing the sun shining brightly that morning, decided to jump in the car and head for the seaside!
We didn’t have too much time, so it had to be somewhere around an hour away…. a quick buzz up the A12 and we were in Frinton on Sea. The weather was absolutely perfect! Clear blue sky, sunshine and a crisp breeze…. perfect for a stroll along the seafront! I was only armed with my little Lumix Snapper and my iPhone, but as some of you will already know, I’m a big ‘Instagram’ fan so was quite excited by the landscape and colours leaping out at me. My iPhone died a rather quick death (the battery doesn’t last long at the best of times but with the cold hitting it, it was like watching an egg timer go down!) so I reverted to my Lumix at the end when we took shelter in a small pavilion on top of the green, overlooking the sea. Here we met the loveliest old lady. She was 92 and as bright as a button. I unfortunately didn’t ask her name. Some people really do show their character in a picture, and i think she does to a tee… there is a cheeky glint in those eyes 😉 What a great day! 🙂
I have decided to post a ‘Pic of the Day’ from now on …. randomly taken from within my library of images … This first shot is of a Nun i saw travelling on one of the river boats in Venice …
My lovely clients at ‘energy design’ gave me a great job recently down along London’s Southbank. My shots were to be used in a local area guide, marketing the swanky new ‘Grange Garden’ housing development down near Bermondsey. These are the sort of jobs i just love!! Me, my camera, lots of walking and hunting out interesting places, features, and funky people.
The weather was glorious, so i jumped on my motorbike and headed down there early. My brief was to show the local area, its atmosphere, the characters, the bars and restaurants etc. If there is one aspect to documentary/reportage photography i love it is capturing the things that are there, happening under your nose… I love people watching and seeing people going about their busy lives.
Have to say the cover shot was my fave also, so glad it made it there!! 🙂
If you are down that way, why not pop into Grange Garden and see some of my images displayed in the reception area… here are a few shots from my iphone of me having a peek myself last week 🙂
Here is a job i recently did for a large commercial property owner in Central London. My brief was to visit some of their properties, traders and the people of the area, to capture ‘What the West End means to me’.
I had great fun doing this job, but was often tricky convincing people on the fly that i was for real! People are very suspicious of you when you stroll towards them brandishing a camera, a smile and a printed bit of paper! 🙂
Hope you enjoy the results and hope you like the final artwork. My fave shot was the mad ‘red hairdressers’! Bonkers!