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
For those of you who missed the spectacle of fireworks, witches, victorian pickpockets, light shows, dancers, royal visitors, and free cake last weekend, all I can say is you missed a treat. It was of course all in celebration of the Theatre Royal’s 175th birthday, and what a great party it was for anyone who wanted to come.
Posted in Commercial Work, Tourism
Tagged Actors, Celebration, Costumes, Fire, Fireworks, Grey Street, newcastle, Pyrotechnics, Street Theatre, Theatre Royal