I'm an experienced events photographer, but that's only part of the story. I'm also one of those people you see on holiday you suspect is an international spy, due to them having a camera stuck to their face the whole time...
Some time ago, you may remember, all cameras needed film & did not have fancy screens & delete buttons. My sister had a gorgeous camera at this time & spent time in the darkroom; I was a photography heathen, taking snapshots on a compact, sometimes not even loading the film properly. But during this time I took some shots that I was really pleased with & this became the push I needed to dabble with digital. Below follows a few scanned images from the film days. Please mind the noise.
As we enjoy our first glorious summer in years, it is also the first time I have had a garden in 10 years and I treasure it.
So, the conversation yesterday went like this;
Me: I love the sound of that bird, it sounds like it's from Red Dead Redemption.
Him: That's because it is from Red Dead Redemption.
And today, here is the beauty, flying right over my garden.
The Dishonest Seasons is a short story, written on the basis of childhood. For those of you who know me, you will realise that a chunk of this is based on real life; I still vomit from fairground rides (well, I would if I went on them, I learnt the error of my ways years ago!), love glace cherries and hold dear the family experiences we shared growing up.
This was my first time working Bloodstock Open Air and I can safely say it was utterly fantastic. With Rebecca Hobbs:
When Marthe DJ comes to visit, the camera is delighted and the soul is restored <3
More images in portraits and yet more to follow...
So, this year the mud prevailed, but I still enjoyed working for my favourite roving reporter, Rebecca Hobbs. My shots so far are available on the BBC at the following link:
and on Rebecca's blog for The Huffington Post:
12/02/12: I've just posted 'Maze', one of my first forays into fiction into my writing section. It's around 2000 words, so I understand that is quite the commitment. But I hope you read and enjoy. If that's the right word for this kind of subject.