The Yorkshire effect

The helicopters buzzing around overhead indicated that it was getting closer. That finally and after many hours the waiting was almost over. The relentless rise of cheering voices, the sound of whistles blowing and of cow bells being rung let everyone knew that it was almost upon them. The cars and motorbikes sped past. PoliceContinue reading “The Yorkshire effect”

Skipton Waterway Festival

The Skipton Waterway Festival is a popular canal boat event held in the Skipton canal basin in Yorkshire. It is due to attract around 60 to 70 boaters to the three day festival with around 10,000 visitors expected over the bank holiday weekend. This year the theme of Tour De France Grand Depart was chosenContinue reading “Skipton Waterway Festival”

Blowing your own trumpet

On a recent assignment for Getty Images I was tasked with photographing the Black Dyke Band who are based in a place called Queensbury on the outskirts of Bradford. The band, born many years ago out of a traditional textile producing community in that area with the name of the band coming from the nameContinue reading “Blowing your own trumpet”