Behind the shot – The Elephant Crossing

In February 2016 I was on a trip to Kenya. It was a personal trip rather than a work trip but being a photographer…well you know how it is! We were on a safari drive making our way through the Masai Mara National Reserve. The reserve is an area of spectacular savannah wilderness in southwesternContinue reading “Behind the shot – The Elephant Crossing”

2016 – My Year in Pictures

So for my ‘Year in Pictures’ round-up this year I’ve chosen a picture from some of the jobs or events that I’ve covered… I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking at my work.    See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth / Getty Images All rights reserved. NoContinue reading “2016 – My Year in Pictures”

Forward Assist Photo & Writing Project

I was approached recently by Tees Valley Arts to see if I would like to work with a veterans group called Forward Assist as part of a writer/photographer collaboration project which would offer an opportunity to meet and document the experiences of a number of older people and veterans who are currently living at the Helen McArdle care home inContinue reading “Forward Assist Photo & Writing Project”

In or Out?

The European Referendum came to Newcastle upon Tyne today as both the Vote Leave and the Stronger In campaigns came to town. Firstly Boris Johnson delivered a speech to vote leave activists which, other than three or four people who heckled from the back otherwise went down well to a crowded room in the Centre forContinue reading “In or Out?”

Labour North Conference

Members and supporters of the Labour Party attended their regional conference at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle today. Following an introduction to the stage by Newcastle North MP Chi Onwurah, party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the conference reiterating that the north maintains strong Labour support and is an area with many proud traditions.Continue reading “Labour North Conference”

Hunting through long grasses

From the crazy and chaotic traffic in Kenya’s capital Nairobi where the biggest vehicle and loudest horn rules the day to the red ochre dust covered roadsides with their brightly coloured shops and businesses scattered for miles along the endless routes to the vast expanse of the game reserves… …to the poverty and people lyingContinue reading “Hunting through long grasses”

The Trees

There’s something about the trees in Africa that lend themselves to pictures. Maybe it’s the delicate spreading canopies of the Acacia trees or the lone tree standing tall on a vast open horizon under the big skies that draws the eye or maybe it’s the shadow, light and form that draws the photographer in…either way,Continue reading “The Trees”

The Fleet

The inshore fishing fleet at Redcar originated in the early 14th Century with crab, lobster and fishing bringing in much needed income to local fishermen. However as the fishing industry has steadily declined over recent years so to the fleet has reduced in size so that today only a small number of boats put toContinue reading “The Fleet”

2015 – My Year in Pictures

So as this year winds down I’ve once again put a post together showing ‘My Year in Pictures‘ and have included in it pictures from many of the subjects that I’ve covered throughout the year ranging from news and feature stories, long-term projects I’ve been shooting, other events I’ve photographed for myself from things thatContinue reading “2015 – My Year in Pictures”

The 50th Masham Steam Engine Rally

This weekend sees the 50th annual Masham Steam Engine Rally in North Yorkshire. The fair which began in 1965 saw over forty steam traction engines, thirty miniature steam engines and displayed commercial vehicles, vintage and classic cars and tractors to the hundreds of visitors who attended the weekend long event.   See more of myContinue reading “The 50th Masham Steam Engine Rally”