Just a quick update, I am now entering my final year at university and the goal remains the same overall. To become a sports photographer. I have tried so hard to get into a photography shadowing position at a football club, I have actually emailed the entire football league, (all 92) clubs! only a handful replied. This was obviously not the way to get into … Continue reading Sports Photography.
Yesterday, 1 September 2020 I covered an Extinction Rebellion protest in London ‘on spec’ as my first live photojournalism assignment while still as a student and I felt that the day went quite well for me as a photographer. I had not shot for a long while with any purpose mainly because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown. I got the shots I … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Protest
I have been out again shooting some football action. Tom King the photographer for Solihull Moors FC messaged me last week asking if I could cover for him at Damson Park because he was laid up with the flu, (get well soon Tom). It was a cold but, not a windy night (laughs) and I was lucky enough to get some celebration images. Thankyou … Continue reading Solihull Moors.
For the first time I got accreditation to shoot some football action at Meadow Lane yesterday, I was made to feel very welcome by the club and I can’t thank them enough for that. Notts County are in a good position in the table and are looking to try and get promoted after the run in. unfortunately the game ended in a goalless draw much … Continue reading Notts County.
Just a few images I shot of the Nottingham Wildcats game v the London Lions in the #WBBL at the weekend. Nottingham were impressive especially in the 3rd quarter where they broke free with a 10 point gap eventually winning the game 65-47 and Jasmine Joyner from the Wildcats making the WBBL all star 5 for the week. Continue reading Wildcat action!
While relaxing at home I thought I would write a quick post about what I’ve been doing lately and plans for the new year. Well, as you know I have graduated from Solihull and moved onto Nottingham Trent University to carry on with my photography education to degree level. At this university there are lots of opportunities to act as a photographer in the real … Continue reading Happy New Year!
So, after two whirlwind years of putting my photography education to the test I have graduated with an HNC in Photography at Distinction level. The next chapter for me has already started because I have enrolled (with the advice of my excellent teacher at Solihull College and University Centre) onto the BA (hons) Photography course at Nottingham Trent University. It was a tough choice … Continue reading Graduation!…
All artists; or photographers as the case may be, have some form of inspirational influence. Whether it comes from a social or historical event, a place they have been or a contemporary photographer it does not matter. The fact is, the human mind struggles preposterously with creating totally new ideas as most ideas are born out of something we have seen or experienced before. While … Continue reading Inspirational Influence.
While I was in London looking at the National Portrait Gallery I took a walk down to Hamiltons Gallery in Mayfair as it was exhibiting work from Sir Don McCullin, CBE. The exhibition was called Proximity and was a brilliant display of vintage gelatine silver prints from McCullin over a period of decades of work. As someone who is interested in photojournalism and press photography … Continue reading FMP:Don McCullin exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery.
……….And so in the continuation of my portrait research and inspiration I took a trip to London to visit the National Portrait Gallery. This very inspiring building is jam packed full of images and sculptures to look at and at the time I went there was an exhibition on by Martin Parr. Parr, born in 1952 is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and a phonebook … Continue reading FMP: visit to National Portrait Gallery