Salt & Vinegar

When passing a window and something makes you stop and view the scene before you, you then have to convince the owner of the closed diner to open the doors and let you in for 5 minutes, you’ll be quick, really quick you promise him,  you just have to get in and try to captureContinue reading “Salt & Vinegar”

Gilden in Manchester

Have to be honest and admit that up until these last few months I was never a huge fan of Bruce Gilden. I always found his method of using flash up close and personal, shooting the unsuspecting public on the street, a little too intrusive and rude. But have to admit that having tried itContinue reading “Gilden in Manchester”

Homage to William Christenberry

A few years ago reading about Walker Evans I came across another name, William A Christenberry, a photographer from Alabama whose images of the south have greatly influenced me in my passion for photographing random neglected buildings and space. Was sad to read that he passed away this week but it also reminded me ofContinue reading “Homage to William Christenberry”

November light

Out searching for neon light but had to stop for a few minutes to appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the natural light on our coast. We have been very lucky this autumn with some very fine dry weather and the sunsets from Blackpool promenade have been beautiful.  

low light, bright lights & getting on the roof

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a wondrous magical place during the day but the engineering, lighting and beauty of the rides really is amazing at night and if you ever get the chance to be allowed on the roof …then ..well, then you realise just how lucky you are to live in this town. Then theContinue reading “low light, bright lights & getting on the roof”