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FORMAT 17 – Initial thoughts on Derby’s Photo Festival

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Admin under Derbyshire, Musings

Today I went on a press tour of Derby’s FORMAT 17 photography festival.   The theme – HABITAT – is complex and wide-ranging and has, I feel, been a little over-intellectualised, which I suppose is to be expected in the photo exhibition world, but it has at least led to a great variety of work […]

TCH gets some TLC!

Posted on August 27, 2016 by Admin under Derbyshire, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

I was commissioned by TC Harrison Ford at Pride Park in Derby to take some night shots of their dealership frontage for an advertisement in Derbyshire Life magazine. This was both a satisfying and frustrating night. Satisfying because I took the required shots.  A fairly clear night brought me a deep blue sky and I was delighted with […]

When She Was 84: My photos of the Queen

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Admin under Derbyshire, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

As the Queen marks her 90th birthday, I am reflecting on the time when, as the official photographer for the Derby Cathedral Quarter, I was commissioned to shoot the Queen’s visit to Derby Cathedral for the Royal Maundy.  This is the annual tradition whereby the reigning monarch gives a purse of money to the elderly […]

Derby Silk Mill – What If? Machine

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Admin under Derbyshire, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

With my projected photo book of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in mind, I spent an enjoyable Saturday afternoon photographing at Derby’s Silk Mill as six teams combined in the 2016 What If? Machine project. Running since 2012, What If? sees the design, build and operation of a Goldberg / Heath Robinson ‘chain […]

Derby Feste 2015

Posted on October 3, 2015 by Admin under Derbyshire, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

I photographed Derby Feste 2015 – and realised what I had been missing out on through not having photographed it before (I’m a busy guy, ok?). As it turned out, I couldn’t have photographed it at a better time for my book on the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site as weather conditions were perfect […]

Derby Silk Mill wins the Lottery

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Admin under Derbyshire, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

I have a major photo book coming out in the summer of 2016, depicting the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, which yesterday received a fantastic boost: Heritage Lottery funding of £9.38m for the Derby Silk Mill ‘Museum of Making’ project. Even more amazing, the full project costs are predicted to be £16.4m, £4m of […]

Meeting Paul Cummins Poppy Artist

Posted on March 27, 2015 by Admin under Uncategorized

An enjoyable and rewarding commission this week: photographing the opening of the Royal British Legion’s Advice & Information Centre in Derby.  What made it so memorable and poignant was that the centre was opened by Paul Cummins, the artist behind arguably the greatest cultural event of this century: the ceramic poppies at the Tower of […]

Hurrah for Danny Baker

Posted on November 12, 2012 by Admin under Musings

I wish I had had Danny Baker’s balls 12 years ago when the BBC axed me, though if I had gone on a three-hour rant on air, the consequences would have been devastating. I was a Radio Derby employee who, like Danny, suffered at the hands of ‘pin-headed weasel management.’  13 years ago, I won […]

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