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Nowa Huta Steelworks, Krakow, Poland

Nowa Huta Steelworks, Krakow, Poland

Posted on Apr 24, 2018

The Tadeusz Sendzimir Steelworks is the second largest steel plant in Poland. It opened on July 22, 1954 in a newly built, easternmost district of Kraków called Nowa Huta. The steelworks as well as the district were located in the area formerly occupied by the village of Mogiła and surrounding farmland. During the Communist rule, […]

Bookbinder Roger Grech and the Papercut Bindery

Bookbinder Roger Grech and the Papercut Bindery

Posted on Apr 10, 2018

In exchange for some top quality saddle stitching on my new wrestling book, I paid a visit to Roger Grech’s workshop in Shipley to photograph him constructing a brand new book from start to finish. The photographs will eventually feature on his new website which is currently under construction. It was a real pleasure to […]

2017 Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York

2017 Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York

Posted on Nov 21, 2017

The BAFTA recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival was founded in 2011 and is now an established annual event in York. This year’s festival showcased more than 400 films from emerging and established filmmakers in various venues across the city. It has now become a regular event in my calendar, and with the festival now running […]

A few notes on self-publishing my new photography book – This Land

A few notes on self-publishing my new photography book – This Land

Posted on Aug 4, 2017

A few years ago I finished a project looking at cowboys and the landscape of the American west. I’d always envisaged getting the work published as a book with a mainstream publisher, but time, resources and the odd rejection letter got the better of me so I decided to put it on the back burner […]

Eilean Glas Lighthouse Scalpay, The Outer Hebrides

Eilean Glas Lighthouse Scalpay, The Outer Hebrides

Posted on Jan 18, 2017

The Eilean Glas Lighthouse has had an fascinating past but unfortunately now has an uncertain future. The original building of 1789 was replaced in 1824 by Robert Stevenson. This beautiful lighthouse, along with outbuildings and cottages for its keepers and families remained fully manned up until 1978 when it became automated. Soon afterwards it was […]

The Isle of Scalpay nr Harris, The Outer Hebrides

The Isle of Scalpay nr Harris, The Outer Hebrides

Posted on Jan 11, 2017

After a long walk round the Isle of Scalpay on New Years Day, I eventually arrived at the very small village of Ardinashaig just as the sun was setting. It rains a lot in the Western Isles but on this occasion I was blessed with an amazing calm evening. I managed to take a few […]

2016 Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York

2016 Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York

Posted on Nov 18, 2016

Yet another fantastic four days of cinematic treats at this year’s ASFF in York. Too many to mention of course and I only saw a small snippet of the dozens of films on show, but here are a few of my favourites I did manage to catch. Elders by Glen Milner Cropped by Chris Thomas […]

The first ever truly Scottish beer

The first ever truly Scottish beer

Posted on Oct 14, 2016

For the past year or so St Andrews Brewery in Fife, Scotland has been trying to produce a truly Scottish beer using water, yeast, barley & hops sourced or grown only in Scotland. The water, yeast and barley can easily be locally sourced but growing hops is notoriously difficult in more northerly climates, brewers in […]

Maraid Design Portrait

Maraid Design Portrait

Posted on Jun 10, 2016

It was great to be asked by Maraid Design to do their portrait. The brief was: ‘We like origami animal heads, the colour green & stripey socks’. So after a couple of experimental sessions I decided to go for a two frame animation. It took a while to get it right but with a little […]

Morris Dancers National Day of Dance in York

Morris Dancers National Day of Dance in York

Posted on Apr 25, 2016

Over 50 Morris dance groups took to the streets of York dancing at various locations all within the city walls. This event takes place in a different part of the country each year and shows the variety of styles, traditions, costumes and music that make up Morris dancing. This year it was hosted by Minster […]