Blyth Tall Ships Regatta

The bustling port town in South East Northumberland played host to the four-day long prestigious Tall Ships Regatta. Up to 30 of the largest and most spectacular ships in the world, some up to 100 metres long and decades old attended the event from Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands and the UK before theyContinue reading “Blyth Tall Ships Regatta”

Coast People – Life on the north east coast

As many of you will know I have been planning to produce a book about a project that I have been working on for a number of years called ‘Coast People’. Initially things with the publishers were going well and the layouts and text were all sorted and it was starting to take shape. HoweverContinue reading “Coast People – Life on the north east coast”

Seacoalers

Coming from coal seams in sea cliffs or underwater deposits centuries old coal is deposited on the beach as the tide drops at Saltburn following strong seas over previous days. Traditionally collected and used for heating, cooking and garden nutrient it is thought that European cultures dating back to the Romans and before used sea-coal. Continue reading “Seacoalers”

Scarborough dawn

Down in Scarborough in North Yorkshire for first light this morning to finish off a commercial job I’ve been working on for the last couple of weeks and took the opportunity to grab a couple of shots for myself around the harbour while I was there…     See more of my pictures on myContinue reading “Scarborough dawn”

Deadication

The Whitby Goth weekend began in 1994 and usually happens twice each year. Hundreds of extravagantly dressed people who enjoy Steampunk, Cybergoth, Militaria, Romanticism or Victoriana visit the North Yorkshire seaside town over the weekend to take part in a celebration of Goth culture. Below are a selection of some of the pictures I shotContinue reading “Deadication”

The Great North Passion

The Great North Passion event held today, Good Friday, in Bents Park in South Shields, England involved the telling of the Easter Passion story by collaborating with local artists who were commissioned to transform metal shipping containers into artistic works reflecting many regions and issues from around the northeast. The 60 containers were then placedContinue reading “The Great North Passion”

Whitby harbour fog

As Whitby in North Yorkshire was shrouded in fog this morning I headed there to shoot a few pictures as some of the fishermen headed out to check their pots or otherwise got prepared for putting out to sea…   Whitby harbour in the fog ‘Copious‘ and ‘Progress‘ moored in Whitby harbour The ‘Jay-C‘ outContinue reading “Whitby harbour fog”

Orange and Blue

A blue and orange morning breaks over the Victorian Pier in Saltburn by the Sea in Cleveland, UK earlier…   http://www.ianforsythphotography.co.uk

Whitby Gothic Weekend

The Whitby Gothic Weekend takes place in the Yorkshire seaside town twice yearly in Spring and Autumn. It started in 1994 and sees thousands of extravagantly dressed followers of Victoriana, Steampunk, Cybergoth and Romanticism visit to take part in celebrating the Gothic culture….   All photographs are copyright Ian Forsyth/Getty Images – No usage withoutContinue reading “Whitby Gothic Weekend”