Closure of the Bradley Open Cast Mine

Today was the final day of mining operations at the Bradley Open Cast Mine near Consett. The Banks Group, who own the mine had applied for permission to extend the life of its last mine in England until 2021 but the application was turned down earlier this summer. The last coal will be extracted today,Continue reading “Closure of the Bradley Open Cast Mine”

Sam Fender

Sam Fender performs at the Virgin Money Unity Arena on August 13, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England in what is the first performance at a socially distanced music venue. On assignment for Getty Images Entertainment I was sent along to shoot a few from the gig… Images (c) Ian Forsyth / Getty Images See moreContinue reading “Sam Fender”

Beckett’s First Love

The Park Bench Theatre perform Samuel Beckett’s First Love during an open air play in a socially distanced covid secure space in Rowntree Park on August 12, 2020 in York, England. As coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased in many areas, the theatre and the arts sectors begin to re-start their businesses. First Love is aContinue reading “Beckett’s First Love”

Behind the Shot : The Drive-In

Sometimes a simple piece of equipment can lend itself to making a different shot from an unusual angle. In this Behind the Shot I’ll be looking at a simple but effective technique I used for this shot from a drive-in movie tour I covered that stopped off at a long-stay car park at Newcastle airport.Continue reading “Behind the Shot : The Drive-In”

Storm Clouds over Saltburn

Living on the coast offers much. One of the main attractions for me is the weather. It can go from bright and sunny one minute to dark, brooding storm clouds the next. Today was one such day. The south westerly winds blew at pace across the sky bringing with it thunder clouds and intermittent heavyContinue reading “Storm Clouds over Saltburn”