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
A very different shoot from the one in the previous post was for a local independent coffee shop on it’s opening day. Navaho Coffee opened it’s doors recently to serve the thousands of workers on the UK’s largest office park (Cobalt Business Park).
Posted in Commercial Work, Interiors
Tagged black & white, black & white photography, business park, cobalt business park, coffee shop, customers, drinking, eating, exposed brick, independent business, interiors, interiors photography, local, north east england, Reportage, Reportage photography, serving, staff
The UKs biggest open water swim at took place at the end of June in the chilly waters of Lake Windermere. Although problems due to the terrible weather forced the cancellation of the first 2 days of racing for safety reasons, the mood on the final day was still certainly better than the weather.
Here’s a handful of the shots of the brave competitors taken from both land and from speedboat.
Posted in Commercial Work, Event Photography, Sport Photography
Tagged cold, colour photography, commercial photography, competition, competitors, Cumbria, goggles, Great North Swim, lake, Lake District, Lake Windermere, professional photography, racing, Reportage, sport, Swimming, tourism, water, wet suits
Seeing as it’s Easter I thought an egg based blog post would be appropriate.
It’s always great to shoot for a new client, especially one as big as 3 the mobile phone network, as part of their summer field marketing campaign.