Iceland Airwaves 2016

Iceland Airwaves is a truly international event with a definite Icelandic feel. Founded in 1999, the metropolitan music festival takes place across several venues in Reykjavik, where thousands of people brave the changeable Nordic weather in early November to catch a variety of local and foreign bands and artists in bars, cafes, shop windows, street […]

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Mushroom picking in a Finnish forest

For someone who doesn’t even eat mushrooms, this was quite a special experience. Finland is magical. Staying with the most hospitable hosts in their home was a real privilege; being shown the lakes, forests, cuisine and lifestyle first-hand made me want to know more about this fascinating country, and it’s certainly given me the hunger […]

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Erneszt – a regal hound

    In February, a tiny little Vizsla puppy came into our home. He was eight weeks old and scared. I had absolutely no idea how much he would change my life. Now, Erneszt is nearly seven months old, and he’s become a very handsome chap indeed.

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Live at Leeds 2016

Metropolitan music festival Live at Leeds celebrated its tenth event this year, with 16 venues (and other fringe venues) across the city serving up another excellent selection of diverse acts. This year, I was the proud owner of a press pass (in previous years it had been a photo pass), and I sought out a […]

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The Franceens at home in York

  I’ve been a fan of the garage-punk style of The Franceens since I first saw them a few years ago. Their unique blend of energy, loud, catchy songs and a couldn’t-give-a-damn on-stage attitude makes them a great band to experience live, and excellent to photograph. They’re also lovely people, too, and I was privileged […]

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