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Crowdfunding rewards

19:54 25/06/2013

I wanted to show you all what the small set of four 5×4 inch ‘contact’ prints will look like. These sets are only currently available as part of the rewards on the crowd funding campaign. I have also taken a few images of the ibook on an iPad for you to see, until the preview […]

The reasons why.

16:11 16/06/2013

Some people have asked me why I think this is such an important subject to look at. There are many reasons of course, but one are the words emailed to me by an Officer serving in the Yorkshire regiment, Helmand Province, Afghanistan: “As we hand over our bases to the Afghan National Security Forces¬†via the […]

The Last Stand ibook

16:09 16/06/2013

As part of the crowdfunding campaign on Emphasis for the second stage of The Last Stand, I have produced an ibook of the work. This contains the full current set of 43 images, research text where appropriate, an interactive location map, reviews, interviews and more. For an ibook the cover design is still very important, […]

Royal Armouries PV and Wissant defences broken apart and removed.

10:48 09/05/2013

Last week the first solo show of The Last Stand opened at The Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson. On show were 20 prints and the remainder of the series being shown on a screen. A morning of interviews for local press and arts magazines was followed by a very successful Private View in the evening. The […]

Jersey shoots

12:57 18/03/2013

Using the remaining funds for the project I recently photographed for 4 days on Jersey in The Channel Islands. Grey skies greeted my arrival on Jersey via Guernsey…flying on the smallest plane I have been on…just 8 of us and the pilot.       Reccies to the 5 locations I was interested in led […]

Terry O’Neill Award prize

21:26 30/01/2013

Coming to an end this week is the Terry O’Neill Awards show at The Strand gallery. At the awards two weeks ago I was honoured to be awarded the 3rd prize, which out of the exhibited shortlist of 10, and initial 900 or so photographers whom entered, I see as a great success. The prize […]

An amazing coincidence – 73 years in the making.

12:57 17/01/2013

One of the images from The Last Stand is a shot documenting a stop line of anti-tank blocks running through the trees of Lossie forest in Morray, Scotland. This is one of the images on show for The Terry O’Neill Awards and was featured in The Sunday Times Spectrum magazine and the Scottish Daily Mail. […]

The Terry O’Neill Award & Sunday Times Spectrum magazine

09:57 14/01/2013

The Last Stand has been chosen as one of the final 10 shortlisted series of images for the highly prestigious Terry O’Neill Awards. This award is for series of images as opposed to single images and the exhibition of the shortlisted photographers is being held at The Strand gallery in central London from January 18th […]

The Last Stand exhibitions…news soon.

08:55 20/12/2012

A drive up and down the country last week for The Last Stand. Four exhibitions are now agreed upon for 2013 and into 2014. A good start to the showing of the work. More details will appear early next year.  

1 of 13 locations.

08:17 20/12/2012

Early morning in Docklands, London. On location, one of 13 to shoot, for a new client.

Arromanches Les Bains, Normandy, France. 2012.

08:13 20/12/2012

Print from the Last Stand, just arrived from Spectrum in Brighton, preparing to send to Eyestorm gallery for sale. Arromanches Les Bains, Normandy, France. 2012.

Dan Wood print.

08:11 20/12/2012

Beautiful print received today from Dan Wood. Lovely hand printed on sightly warming paper stock.

Location 3 of 4.

08:09 20/12/2012

Location number 3 of 4 in one day’s shooting in London. Docklands, City, Earls Court, Victoria.

300 pieces.

08:05 20/12/2012

Studio location for book shoot…300 piece layout…2 days of fun.  

Forest behind Wells next Sea in Norfolk.

07:53 20/12/2012

Strange goings on with now rippling police cordon tape in the forest behind Wells next Sea in Norfolk.

Early start.

07:51 20/12/2012

Early start heading to South coast for kitchen shoot.

Train.

07:49 20/12/2012

One of first and last times I travel to a location with my gear by train…nowhere to put anything!

On location in Newcastle for interiors shoot.

07:42 20/12/2012

Shooting for an Irish based interior fitout company, an early start up in Newcastle, combined with a second shoot in London.

Wissant – The shortest crossing. From Julius Caesar to The Last Stand

16:11 07/11/2012

Wissant, on the French coast, in the Pas de Calais, means white sand. During The Middle Ages it was a major port of embarkation for England until it became silted by the shifting sands towards the end of the 12th century. Some historians believe that in 55 BC Julius Caesar embarked from Wissant for his […]

Scottish location still under attack today.

09:36 21/10/2012

This evening on BBC2 Anthony Baxter’s film ‘You’ve been Trumped’ will be screened. It looks at Donald Trump’s attempts to build a huge golf course in one of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes and the fight put up by the local residents against the compulsary purchase orders. It makes for compelling viewing. During my shooting for […]