Are You Ready?

You might have noticed it has been quiet around here so far this month? Thats because I'm working hard on a new website, blog and range of products which is launching next week!

Make sure you join the mailing list ~ I'll be sounding the klaxon to all members a full 24 hours before I launch the website to the general public, so you'll get first dibs on the first batch of handmade purses, pouches and clutch bags I've been working hard to get ready for you all Summer.

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and stand-by for launch. Get ready to change your readers as well, because this bad boy is being put to pasture.

xx

Cemetery Tour :: Nunhead (in black and white)

Nunhead Cemetery
Nunhead is a glorious old place. I summarized my trip earlier in the Summer in this post, but wanted to share these few shots in black and white I also captured that day.
Nunhead Cemetery
Nunhead Cemetery
Nunhead Cemetery
Nunhead Cemetery
Nunhead Cemetery
Nunhead Cemetery
Ooh, moody.

London Diary :: Peckham

Peckham
After visiting the glorious Nunhead Cemetery a few months ago, I walked around the back streets to Peckham in search of food and the train home. These are some images I captured along the way.
Peckham
Peckham
Peckham
Peckham
Peckham
Peckham
Stay tuned for a few more shots from Nunhead in black and white later this week - and you can throw back to my previous post sharing the images I captured in colour that day over here.

Travel Diary :: Lost in Scotland.

Scotland
Scotland
Over Easter I spent some time in Scotland and we spent a couple of days out of the city taking in some nearby countryside.

First, the beautiful town of Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond, which is one of my favourite little spots in Scotland. Whether it be heaving with people escaping the city for the day in the middle of Spring, or empty, grey and raining in the middle of Winter, its always such a special little spot.
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
I also got to enjoy something I've wanted to take in for a very long time - a wind farm, up close.
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
Not from the seat of a train or plane. From the ground, sitting in the heather and undergrowth watching grouse fly back and forth and listening to that eerie hum of the blades as they rotate slowly in the wind.
Scotland
Scotland
We drove to Whitelee Windfarm which is the largest in Britain, and is located a short drive from Glasgow. Its not only impressive as a working windfarm, its also a wonderful spot to go for a walk in the relative wilderness, watch some wildlife and generally enjoy a bit of S P A C E.
Scotland
Which after being cramped in any city for a while, is always a welcome relief.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year :: People's Choice Awards

This year, the wonderful Wildlife Photographer of the Year team are calling for US to vote for our favourite from a selection of 50 photographs. Some are obviously cute, some are artistically delightful. I've voted for one that is both (see above; Australian Sea Lions by Michael Patrick O'Neill) - you have until September 5th to cast your vote and should do so here.

I guess this is as good a place as any to reveal that I'm starting an internship working with the team behind the scenes on the upcoming exhibition at the Natural History Museum from September, which is going to be several layers of amazing and I am super excited about!

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition will as always open in October, and if you are into this kind of thing you should probably check out the WPY blog because it is all kinds of cool.

Travel Diary :: New Zealand (in black & white)

New Zealand
Just a few snap shots I had forgotten about from my trip to New Zealand earlier this year to shoot a beautiful wedding that were floating around in my black and white film stash...
New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand
Form an orderly queue ladies.

In case you missed the previous posts in this series, I took you on a tour of some of my favourite beaches on colour film in July, and earlier in the year I shared with you Rachel & Warren's beautiful wedding day, which was an absolute joy to shoot and be a part of.

Travel Diary :: Tower of London

Tower of London
The Tower of London is my go to tourist attraction when I have a pal visiting from abroad, I've been so many times I feel like I could track my years in London through the increase in the ticket price alone. It is worth it though, and I was of course over-joyed to visit again when my parents were over at the beginning of June.
Tower of London
Tower of London
While Mum and Dad stood in a queue to see the Crown Jewels (skip it) my brother and I ran about the White Tower laughing at "cod pieces" and "big cannons" and cursing Lannisters at every turn. Hi-larious.
Tower of London
Tower of London
Tower of London
As at Hampton Court last Summer, I seem to have once again discovered my super power is the ability to visit any unbearably crowded historic palace on a Summer's day and make it look totally devoid of humans.
Tower of London
Tower of London
Oh, no - there's one.
Tower of London
Tower of London
Greenwich
My absolute favourite part of the Tower of London isn't the torture (the "torture gallery" in the Bloody Tower is, if anything, bloody disappointing) or Anne Boleyn's head buried in the church - it is the little village of houses the run around the outside of the tower that the Yeomen Guards and their families live in. They are adorable, and perfect, and I feel like they must have the most fun living there.
Tower of London
I'm moving in.

These were all taken on Kodak Ektar 100 using my Yashica TL-Electro X which is really heavy and got a bit annoying to carry around in the Summer sun for ten days I can tell you. Find out more about the Tower on the HRP website.