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Scarecrows in Duffield

Posted on October 24, 2016 by Admin under Derbyshire, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

I have just finished processing all the photos of the scarecrows from the Duffield Arts Festival weekend and, as the official photographer, I am in deep despair… I didn’t photograph them all!  I captured only 68 out of the 73. I kept saying to people I met on the trail: ‘If the official photographer can’t […]

Duffield Arts Festival

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Admin under Derbyshire, Musings, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

I was delighted to act as the official photographer for the first ever Duffield Arts Festival.  As it took place over one weekend,  I got a strong sense of the life led by a blue-arsed fly. For a first-time effort, the festival was a pronounced success with a wide spectrum of activities and events – […]

Duffield Town Street Tap – Official opening

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Admin under Derbyshire, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

Having had the good taste to use one of my Duffield images for their new ale Duffield Amber, the Town Street Tap Room has now put six of my Derwent Valley images on the wall of its recently-opened micro pub. Thanks to the Tap Room manager Jamie Traynor for his good taste. So, I offered to […]

Duffield Squash

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

Here are some of the most satisfying photos I have taken recently: for my squash & racquetball club at Duffield. See how clean those squash court walls are?  In reality, there are marks everywhere. A squash club wall is only pristine for about a week following its annual facelift.   If only I had timed […]

Painting the Derwent

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Admin under Derbyshire, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

For my forthcoming photo book of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, I decided to capture a hardy species which, if you’re lucky, you may find in the wild, namely pictor expositus aeris: the open air painter, armed with brush, easel and canvas. So far, I have photographed a few of Derbyshire’s finest landscape artists actually painting […]

Croots Cafe Mural

Posted on May 11, 2013 by Admin under Derbyshire

God bless Steve Croots of Croots Farm Shop, Duffield.  The September photo in my Duffield Calendar – a view of the landscape from Croots – now stands at 4 metres wide and 2.5 metres high (that’s 13 feet by 8 feet in English) in the farm shop’s new cafe. What you see is four separate […]

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