On a stunning summers day in Early June I arrived in the beautiful city of Derry/Londonderry to work as the official photographer of The Return of Colmcille, a large-scale extravaganza taking place as part of the UK City of Culture festivities. Produced by outdoor art experts Walk the Plank and written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the writer of the Olympic opening ceremony, visitors could expect “storytelling on a grand scale, music, art, comedy, procession, performance and fireworks during this once in a lifetime weekend”.
More pics on Flickr here:
My thanks again to the good people at Walk The Plank for inviting me along.
Posted in Event Photography, Reportage, Tourism
Tagged City of Culture, Dancers, Derry, Event, event photography, Festival, Festival photography, Fireworks, Londonderry, musicians, Northern Ireland, Parade, Reportage, Reportage photography, Return of Colmcille, Walk the Plank
…. Happy New Year!
Ok, so this isn’t the first post of the year but it the first post of NYE related photos. Here’s a couple of my favourite pics from the 2012 new years eve parade in Newcastle, and one of the fireworks, because who doesn’t like fireworks?
Posted in Commercial Work, Event Photography, Reportage, Tourism
Tagged Event, event photography, Festival, Festival photography, Fireworks, Low light, low light photography, musicians, New Years Eve, newcastle, Night time, north east england, NYE, Parade, Performers, photography, tourism
Just a couple of weeks back I had the honour of being asked to photograph the world premiere of ‘Sombrisa” being performed by the amazing ‘Danza Contemporánea de Cuba’. For those of you who missed it I hope the photos below give you a good idea of how stunning it was.
Links: Danza Cuba Theatre Royal
Posted in Commercial Work, Theatre
Tagged Contemporary Dance, Dance, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Danza Cuba, Dress Rehersal, event photography, low light photography, newcastle, Performance, photography, Production, professional photography, Theatre, Theatre Royal
Now in it’s 5th year, Enchanted Parks is an outdoor arts event held in Gatesheads’s Saltwell Park over 5 nights every December. Produced by Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, it brings together not only fantastic regional artists and performers but, also gives emerging student talent from the universities a chance to shine (excuse the pun).
Posted in Commercial Work, Landscape, Tourism
Tagged After Dark, Artists, Enchanted Parks, event photography, gateshead, Installations, low light photography, NGI, night time photography, Performers, Saltwell Park