Archive for June, 2010

Alexandra Palace, North London

I’m currently working on a set of images of Alexandra Palace in North London. Many photographers make the mistake of traveling miles to get to exotic destinations but forget to photograph their local region. Luckily for me Alexandra Palace is nearly my back garden. It’s a beautiful, tranquil haven, away from the madness of the city and this is what I’m trying to capture in my photographs. It’s quiet and peaceful, steeped in history and is a wonderful location.

I’m photographing this project with the Hasselblad H4D 50 or the H3D 50. The clarity of the images is superb and lends itself to this body of work. It’s going to take some time to complete but hopefully I’m going to try and get an exhibition and publish a book at its completion. My Nikon D2X is getting less of a look in at the moment. The quality just doesn’t compare with the Hasselblad, although its been a great workhorse over the last few years. Horses for courses I suppose.

Here are a few of the images.

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Wychwood Festival 2010

I’ve just been to my first festival ! A bit late at my age but it was fantastic. I went to the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham. It’s a kid friendly, rural and popular festival which doesn’t suffer from the crowds like Glastonbury. It’s very chilled and not at all commercial. I’ve heard from some festival goers that many of the other festival venues in the UK have become far too corporate and expensive. This was quite the opposite. Many of the activities were free especially for the kids and the music was excellent. We were treated to the Lightning Seeds, The Happy Mondays, The Levellers and many more first class acts. My favorite was a relatively new band called The Goldheart Assembly. Watch out for them, I’m sure they’ll get a huge fan base.
Here are a few of my favorite shoots from the festival although it was mostly a camera free weekend !