Socially Isolating in Blackpool

A very different view of the U.K’s favorite seaside town, famous for its Tower, Pleasure Beach, Illuminations, family holidays, Stags & Hens parties, and rowdy nights out, Blackpool is very quiet this spring time. There is however a strange poetic beauty in the stillness and quiet, giving me the opportunity to capture these fabulous buildingsContinue reading “Socially Isolating in Blackpool”

Out of Season

In recent years all our seaside towns have fallen on hard times and Blackpool seems to get more than it’s fair share of bad press from the media so this week I thought I’d wander down South Shore to see how bad the damage really is. In an area full of once thriving shops, arcades andContinue reading “Out of Season”

Commissioned for one thing seeing something else

I wonder how many other photographers get commissioned to shoot something, get all prepared and set up, then while waiting the light suddenly changes and you get that one shot that makes the whole day worthwhile.  This happened to me last week…while shooting a female hockey team for a calendar the junior team were training,Continue reading “Commissioned for one thing seeing something else”

Where I saw The Beatles

I saw The Beatles at The ABC Theatre in 1963..I was 9 years old and I went with my older sister to see them arrive at Blackpool Airport, I will always remember as they came out of the BEA airplane they stood at the top of the stairs and Ringo held a sign with TLESContinue reading “Where I saw The Beatles”

iron legs

Some of my favorite memories from when I was a child growing up in Blackpool was coming down on the beach in the summer with my grandmother, everyday in the summer she would pack a basket with sandwiches and a flask of tea and off we would go. She would hum a song as weContinue reading “iron legs”

wild, exhilarating & nostalgic

A walk along the promenade in Blackpool at high tide is always fabulous but when the tide is high and wild it’s absolutely breathtaking.  It makes me want to throw open my arms wide and scream in to the wind and much to the surprise of other walkers I frequently do. The sound smell andContinue reading “wild, exhilarating & nostalgic”