I will try and add a picture on here each week showcasing my recent work.
Brother Rob running London Marathon
My brother Rob running London Marathon for St John's Hospice, Lancaster is cheered on by his girls at Canary Wharf. I had been with my brother's girls but followed my instincts, thinking that if I left them and went on the other side of the road then it'd double our chances of seeing him and there was always a slim chance he'd be on the right side - we were so lucky he spotted his family just in time and their reactions were priceless. Definitely one to be printed big for the family album!
He was running in memory of our Mum and Dad who both bravely fought cancer and received amazing treatment in the outstanding St John's Hospice during their final battles, allowing them to go with great dignity and repect. It's not too late to sponsor if you can, thanks...
Paula Radcliffe London Marathon 2015
I had a brilliant weekend supporting my brother Rob, who successfully completed running the London Marathon today for the first time. It also gave me the opportunity to photograph some of the Elite runners but for me the most important and moving participant that I got to see and photograph was Paula Radcliffe, three time winner and world record holder who was running her final London Marathon.
I was lucky but it was probably because I was balanced quite high up she looked directly at me as she ran towards me and gave a lovely smile. I think she was treating the entire race like a victory lap! We salute you Paula, a true sporting legend!
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From Sam Lyon
St Peter's Church, Scorton Under the Stars
Never let it be said that I don't like a challenge - when I saw the sea of beautiful flowers in the graveyard of St Peter's Church, Scorton this afternoon I thought how fantastic and different it would be to have a shot of the scene but at night. To do this, I had to light paint the flowers with an LED torch, refocus and take multiple exposures for the church as it is lit by high intensity floodlights and yet another focus with different exposures for the stars and then blend them all together! I hope you appreciate my efforts?
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This beautiful mountain was the first I ever laid eyes on as a child,visiting my Grandparent's farm. Generations of my family owned the highest farm on it farming sheep enduring some extremely harsh Yorkshire Winters. I was down in the valley about 90minutes before sunset but the skies were already developing. I knew I had to travel light if I was to get up high so just grabbed one wide angle lens and body and set off up the mountain as fast as my legs and lungs would allow. My efforts were rewarded with this amazing view...
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From Adam French
The Princess of the Forest
I have loved doing lots of location photo shoots recently with both musicians and models. There's something a lot more exciting for me about working outside and using the landscape and natural features and of course the changing light conditions too. Rachael, my beautiful model here, worked with me to create some wondrous scenes straight out of fairy tales. You wouldn't guess that it was her first time modelling!
If you want to book me for a location shoot for portfolio or commercial work then I offer very competitive rates - please e-mail me on email@example.com
Sunbeams lighting Jodrell Bank
When I saw a storm approaching in the Golden Hour before sunset I immediately headed up to a place that I previously found to have a great view over my home town of Macclesfield and the Cheshire Plain beyond. Jodrell Bank Observatory is one of my favourite nearby places to photograph and so I was so pleased to see the sunbeams dancing around the magnificent structure.
Chesterton Windmill under moody skies
I have been planning a visit to Chesterton Windmill for many years though previous times visiting the area I hadn't driven. Last week I was at last staying nearby with my car so headed up to the Grade 1 Listed landmark that beautifully looks over the Warwickshire countryside. Thankfully the skies were impressive and the sun made occasional appearances from behind the clouds to light up the windmill beautifully. Unbelievably there are plans being discussed to build up to 3000 houses in the vicinity, ruining the majesty of this place. Please take a minute to sign the petition to fight this...
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Another fabulous Steam Punk shoot at Anson Engine Museum with model Gemma
The Guiding Light
Mother and daughter, Jane and Jennifer were fantastic models for a further Steampunk shoot at the fantastic Anson Engine Museum, Poynton. It was my real pleasure to get the opportunity again to photograph the most lovely Jenni Pinches, who admirably represented Team GB at London 2012 as part of the artistic gymnastics squad as well as the UCLA Bruins as she furthers her education. Her Mum Jane has been her support and guiding light throughout her childhood and career as an international gymnast.
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From The Heart of the Stars
A shot that I took of the majestic Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire.
I am donating a copy of this image to a forthcoming exhibition at The Snow Goose, Macclesfield, with the prints being auctioned at the end of it to raise funds for Alder Hey Children's Charity and Alder Hey Family House Trust.
A number of renowned local artists and photographers have also donated work - for more details see here...
Prints and wall art can also be directly ordered from my website using the buy button below the image.
The idea behind this shot was that the metal (predominantly Iron) that makes up the gigantic 1500 tonne telescope is now known to be made in fusion processes in the heart of stars that revolutionary telescopes like the Lovell Telescope seen here helped us to discover!
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From Tim Burgess
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"White Nancy" the local beloved landmark that nestles on the hill above Bollington has been painted especially to celebrate the 50th Year of Bollington Festival http://www.bollingtonfestival.org.uk/) which runs in May and June 2014. Taking this panorama involved getting up to the hill before sunrise in order to pick the best composition and is made up of a total of 42 high resolution images
Malham Cove Panorama
Not everyone reading this knows that this year I sadly lost my amazing and inspirational Mum, without whom I wouldn't obviously be here or pursuing this passion of mine that she always loved and supported. It's been a tough few months but I have taken strength in my family and friends and the memory of all that she achieved during her remarkable 12 year battle with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer.
For Mothering Sunday I travelled to watch sunrise over one of our favourite places, Malham Cove, only a few miles from the farm where she grew up.
This is a panorama of the beautiful scene in memory of her.
Chrome and Parkhouse Hill at sunrise
Two of my favourite hills in the Peak District with their distinctive "dinosaur back" shapes and an area which I never tire of visiting full of wildlife and tranquility. This morning I made a very early start to drive over there, walking with headtorch to get to this spot before the sun came up and filled the sky with beautiful light
Sam Lyon and Izzie Naylor performing
Sam Lyon is a young singer songwriter from Winsford, Cheshire.
She has just released her debut Promise Me EP in March 2014, recorded at Edge Recording Studios, Nether Alderley, UK.
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The Happy Couple
A shot of a lovely couple Dave and Anna whose wedding I had great pleasure to photograph this year. A large canvas of this image is now proudly mounted in their lounge