Chateau de Noisy (Belgium)

Owners have formally applied for demolition of this significant heritage castle This place is one of the most magical and architecturally beautiful castles I’ve seen. I’ve visited it 4 times and each time it never fails to impress with its neo-gothic architecture. The owners own several castles and have now formally applied to have this demolished rather than restore or care for it. We have researched the history and it has significant relevance for the area. I’ve added the links for the gallery of images and also the history. If you have 5 minutes then please take a read and …

Good bye 2013, it was a stunning year

I've been enjoying reading everyones messages, recapping on the year spent but inspiring lots of activity for 2014. For me, 2013 was a roller coaster of a year, highs, lows, good times and tough times but never bad times. Seen so many great locations, so many great people across Europe, new online contacts, increase in contracts and publications etc… 2013 was great. Now, inspiration for 2014… 2013 on steroids! I've learnt a lot about me in 2013,  I leave things until last minute, pretty much remove the ability for future planning etc. Well 2014, thats going to change… 2014 will …

Photographic Explorations through Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and France

Photographic explorations begin with a camera, some warm clothes, great friends…. …and lead to awesome photographic explorations. Where shall I start? Lets go right back. So the UK was swamped with snow and ice, a 3.5 hour drive turned into a 5 hour drive with multiple accidents, roads closed – that was just to get to the airport. I really thought I was going to miss the flight. Finally at Heathrow so lets do this! Flight was not delayed, Starbucks was open so I spent some time chilling out in departures, waiting for the British Airways flight to Schipol, Holland …

A photographic journey through Pripyat and Chernobyl – starting today!

In 2012, Lucy Shires and myself travelled to the Ukraine to take photography of Pripyat and Chernobyl. The history of Chernobyl is significant, it was the worst man made disaster in our history. I’ve researched the history over several years and arranged to visit Pripyat and Chernobyl to learn more from people involved either in or after the incident. I’m going to share the images from my trip to Pripyat/Chernobyl so you can see what it looks like from the inside. We spent some time exploring Chernobyl reactors, the fish labs, cooling towers, schools, kindergartens, police headquarters, fire station head …

Introduction to HDR Training at WEX Photographic

Introduction to HDR Training pack High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is really popular at the minute however it leaves a lot of people wondering what it is and more importantly, how do you do it. I had a lot of contact from people emailing asking about the digital art techniques I use and as some of them are HDR, it made sense to run a HDR training session on it at WEX Photographic. This 2 hour Introduction to HDR looked at some of the basic principles of why do we even do HDR, as I’m pretty lazy, that’s always my first question, …

Chernobyl Photo-documentary at WEX Photographic

Following the trip to Chernobyl, Lucy Shires and me are doing a photo presentation and talk at WEX Photographic in Norwich, UK. This will include video footage from inside Pripyat City and Chernobyl nuclear reactors. The talk is scheduled for Saturday, 6th October 2012 at 11am – 1pm, we will be around in the afternoon for Q&A… See you there.

Digital Photo Magazine – Still Life Photographer of the Year Runner Up

The UK’s most prestigious photo competition is back! POTY 2011 is your chance to get inspired, test your photographic skills and win superb prizes – plus it’s still completely free to enter! Find out how to get involved right now…   2011’S TOP PHOTO COMPETITION has begun! Brought to you by Britain’s biggest photography mags, Digital Photo and Practical Photography, Photographer of the Year 2011 gives you the chance to put your talents to the test with six creatively challenging rounds.