acrobat

Showzam presented a fabulous show this February in Blackpool and I was there to try to capture the excitement and magic of it all…of course the circus was excellent and as always made me want to run away and join them but had to be content capturing the thrills & spills of these acrobats.IMG_1898 IMG_1903 IMG_1914 IMG_1940 IMG_1946 IMG_1950a IMG_1964

pretty punks

Am so looking forward to the long weekend in August when The Blackpool Winter Gardens will host our annual Rebellion Festival. Such a great opportunity to get out and capture punks mods goths and anyone, everyone else that loves to dress up, make up and enjoy the music.
Am so looking forward to the long weekend in August when The Blackpool Winter Gardens will host our annual Rebellion Festival. Such a great opportunity to get out and capture punks mods goths and anyone, everyone else that loves to dress up, make up and enjoy the music.

matching accesories

couldnt help noticing how much this lovely little puppy matched these fabulous boots
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man, dog & minimilism

a very nearly empty beach on a fine but very windy day in BlackpoolP1030079 P1030078How could I resist the miles of empty space and so with romantic images of Lawrence of Arabia running through my mind, I covered my head and camera with my keffiyeh andP1030077lay down on the damp sandP1030085to capture this guy with his dog.

a solitary figure out walking on a practically deserted stretch of beach this morning, wild wind and blowing sands… so exhilariting

Less is more…or so the saying goes, but must admit lately have gotten tired of the chaos of street photography and have been searching for something else or somewhere else to shoot. Maybe it’s the end of the dark winter months and the feeling of newness in the air but I have a need to find something completely different…which brings me to minimalist photography. Have found that I love the simplicity and sparseness of minimalism and the beach is a perfect place…
leaving the beachanother perfect opportunity for me to hunker down in the sand and try to capture the beauty of all this negative space. Afraid of getting sand in my camera and damaging the lens is always a problem so I carry an endless supply of small plastic bags and elastic bands…now I know a protective cover would serve better but seem to be coping very well with the sandwich bags and the camera is still working ok!

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Now the summer months are coming there will no doubt be endless opportunities to practice my minimalistic approach to street photography P1030072hopefully with less sand storms…though must admit I like the raising sand.

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song & dance with Circolombia in Blackpool Tower Circus Ring… a fabulous performance so I tried to capture some of the passion

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dance

some friends got together just to feel the rhythm and enjoy the freedom of movementIMG_0215aaa P1010681aaaa P1010633 IMG_0245 IMG_0270aaa

some friends got together to pass the time and feel the sounds
some friends got together to pass the time and feel the sounds
a cold wet & windy afternoon in Blackpool, fabulous light on the prom though  and so off I set with my camera to see what i could find
a cold wet & windy afternoon in Blackpool, fabulous light on the prom though and so off I set with my camera to see what i could find

big legs little legs

this is a lesson well learned to check shutter speeds when trying to capture guys in a hurry with their little dogs!
this is a lesson well learned …to check shutter speeds when trying to capture guys in a hurry with their little dogs!
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