Tara’s Shoot

I was asked recently by a friend of mine the very talented sax player, musician and producer John McGough to take a series of photographs for promotional use of a talented singer from around these ‘ere parts that he is promoting called Tara Ovington. So with a view to trying to get some photographs of TaraContinue reading “Tara’s Shoot”

Morning light at Robin Hood’s Bay

A few from a wander this morning as the first light of day breaks over Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village located within the North York Moors National Park and five miles south of Whitby. The village, which consists of a maze of tiny streets, had aContinue reading “Morning light at Robin Hood’s Bay”

Jorvik Viking Festival

Hundreds of Viking re-enactors from all over the country take part in a march through the centre of York before fighting a battle during the finale of a living history display in the city. The battle saw hundreds of Viking warriors take to the field recreating the Battle of Stainmore which saw the betrayal andContinue reading “Jorvik Viking Festival”

A River Runs Through It

Today I was offered a great opportunity to go on board the High Tide Adventure and take a trip on the River Tees and offering a unique chance of seeing some of the industrial locations both past and present, along the banks of the river that meanders through the industrial heartland of Teesside. The boatContinue reading “A River Runs Through It”

Life’s a Bench

So I’ve been dipping in and out of a project recently that began, quite without intention, a number of years ago where I document the plaques left in memorial to loved ones on benches that I happened to pass as I was out and about on various other jobs or projects. What started out asContinue reading “Life’s a Bench”

Building Bridges

The final 100 metre centrepiece of Sunderland’s new River Wear crossing was gradually lifted into place in Sunderland on Friday. The £117 million landmark development by FVB joint Venture is the first new bridge to be built over the River Wear in Sunderland in over four decades. The bridge, which will rise to 105 metres, willContinue reading “Building Bridges”

Whitby Morning

Out and about in Whitby, North Yorkshire this morning to make use of some wonderful light… TECH STUFF: All pictures in this set were taken on a pair of Leica M9 cameras fitted with 50mm f2 Summicron and 35mm F2 Summicron lenses. The 50mm lens was fitted with a 3-stop ND filter to allow forContinue reading “Whitby Morning”

Middlesbrough Anti-Trump Demonstration

Campaigners gather during an anti-Trump demonstration in the Centre Square area of Middlesbrough today in the wake of similar events held across the country demonstrators who oppose the policies of the newly-elected US president came onto the streets of Teesside to show their solidarity with refugees, women, Muslims and the LGBT community. See more ofContinue reading “Middlesbrough Anti-Trump Demonstration”

Offshore Structures Britain

Based on the banks of the River Tees the Offshore Structures Britain facility at at Haverton Hill provides steel manufacturing, blasting and painting facilities for the serial production of large tubular offshore wind foundations, notably the transition pieces or TP’s, which link the mono pile foundations of offshore wind turbines with the towers. They have recently signed the contract toContinue reading “Offshore Structures Britain”

Year of the Rooster

Thousands of visitors came to Chinatown in Newcastle Upon Tyne to watch and take part in the Chinese New Year celebrations to mark The Year of the Rooster. Chinese New Year is China’s most important traditional festival and brings families and communities together for a week long public holiday. TECH STUFF: All pictures in thisContinue reading “Year of the Rooster”