September 2014

Blue skies

I was fortunate enough to be part of a trip to London and Brussels recently, exploring the urban design and architecture of these two very interesting cities. It was blazingly hot for the end of September in London, with the vivid blue skies reflecting in the tall glazed buildings along the Thames riverbank.

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Garden menaces

  Macro photography is a whole new world, and one that requires very specialist equipment, incredible patience and a very steady hand. It’s not something I’ve ever done to a high standard, but it’s always been very interesting to me. I love looking at things close-up; tiny insects and flowers look completely different when viewed at their level. […]

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The Franceens, Riggots and Humans as Ornaments at the Fox & Newt, Leeds

  “Have you ever heard Riggots? They’re the musical equivalent of…. [looks out of the corner of his eye]….a wind turbine.” Quite a description of the two-piece punk/garage band Riggots by Dan Gott, frontman of The Franceens, before their tourmates’ set that blew everyone backwards in the small curtained upstairs function room at a fairly […]

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Where Fires Are at Double Denim Live

  Following their photoshoot in Leeds city centre, Where Fires Are headlined the excellent Double Denim Live music night at Carpe Diem . I was only able to catch their last few songs, but they played an energetic brand of alternative rock, with singer Robbie at his 1950s-style chrome microphone. I was really glad I […]

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Where Fires Are – Leeds photoshoot

I was fortunate to spend a couple of hours with local five-piece alt-rock band Where Fires Are in a sunny Leeds city centre. A walk around town resulted in much hilarity: posing atop a broken piano, leaning over a bridge, standing in a doorway, sitting in a bike stand and balancing on a barrel were just […]

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