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Photography 17th February 2017 Four weeks of Mr. President

Time magazine has made a name for itself with wonderfully creative covers that make a statement. I have always enjoyed their art both in photography as well as illustration and this latest cover by illustrator Tim O’Brien is one of the greats. Time picked up a lot of coverage the last time they featured The …

Video 19th October 2016 A new Hasselblad, the X1D-50c, shot by Ming Thein.

A new camera from the legendary Hasselblad & a little bit about photography from one of their ambassadors Ming Thein, who talks not only about the camera but also about what it is to be a photographer. Such a lovely little camera too with a big sensor to give truly detailed images full of the colour …

Video 5th May 2016 GoPro Mach 5 : On A Rocket To Outer Space

Yep, someone strapped a few GoPro Hero 4’s to a Rocket and blasted it into space. Not only are these little cameras really are hard to break, they also capture really great imagery along the way. The 20 foot tall SL-10 rocket way launched by UP Aerospace Inc. last November from their base, Spaceport America …

Photography 12th March 2016 Todays Reuben

So I get to spend a lot of the week days with my kids, bring them to and from school and the various activities they are involved in & I know I’m lucky for that freedom. My work as a photographer is often at weekends shooting weddings and family events, only my commercial work takes up the odd day during …

Video 6th February 2016 The Day Felix Fell From Space Update.

Remember Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper who bested Jo Kittinger’s 1960 world record parachute jump of 19.5 miles by falling from a height of 24 miles, reaching a maximum velocity of Mach 1.25 [or 843.6 mph to you and me ]? Well Red Bull have just released new footage of the …

Photography 30th January 2016 FLC With My Fuji

I started out, pretty much, taking photos of bands at gigs but don’t really do to much of that any more. However I was thinking of asking the boys of NYC band Fun Lovin’ Criminals if I could get access to shoot their show as we go back a few years [OK about 20] when …

Photography 21st January 2016 Star Wars as if it was drawn by E.H. Shepard – A.K.A Wookie the Chew

Artist James Hance has taken two of my childhood loves and blended them together to create this wonderful set of images, there is really not any more to say other than enjoy the fuzzy feeling & if you want to see more of James work pop on over to his site http://www.jameshance.co.uk [ Via Mashable ]

Photography 8th January 2016 Go forth, and reuse! New York Public Library Places Over 180,000 Images Online – Free For All

All the images that are contained in the NYPL’s image Public Domain Collection database are now out of copyright images and as such are free to use or share as you like. The largest image size you can download is 750px on the long end so not really big enough to print but you can order …

Video 10th December 2015 Cascade – Danny MacAskill

Donny MacAskill is about my all-time favourite street trials rider, his ability to move his bike along a fine line is outstanding. In his latest promo video for GoPro, “Cascade” he rides the rooftops of Grand Canaria in his usual style of insane jumps and vertigo-inducing balancing acts, all culminating in a grand finale splash down. GoPro really …

Photography 18th November 2015 Canon’s 80 Millionth Eos Camera

OK I don’t normally post about gear but I’ll make an exception for this & doff my hat in respect as Canon have been a big part of my digital shooting. Canon has just hit a massive milestone is producing it’s 80 Millionth Eos camera (80,000,000th Go Canon!). The camera model that marked that number …