Sunday, 28 October 2007


Thanks to my coursework, I have had an added excuse to get out and about taking photographs for a book that I have to produce.I've found some brilliant places around Leeds although there aren't that many in Leeds itself that facinate me too much...Harewood House is a good place to go if you want some fresh air.Its about 7 miles outside of Leeds and there is a regular bus service if you can't drive, plus...there is free entry for students on a Wednesday.There is not only the House at Harewood but spectacular views over the estate, a bird garden (with Peggers and flamingos), gardens, lakeside walks, a cascade waterfall, deer park and even a planetarium.There is also a castle on the Harewood Estate that I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally wanted to include for my coursework, however, it is not on the public part of the estate and is very unsafe so you are only allowed access if you are accompanied. Unfortunatley, it is far too dangerous at the moment and all acess is strictly prohibited.

Rombald's Moor or Ilkley Moor is another great place to roam. There are numerous sites on the Moor with standing stones and others with grafitti examples from around the Neolithic & Bronze ages. You will need an OS Map though if you don't know the Moors very well as these sites aren't sign posted.There is also a really nice woodland area to the south of the 'Swastika Stone', perfect for Autumnal photography or just to provoke your inspiration.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Flickr Site

Finally I have got off my backsde and updated my flickr page...well, partially updated!Flickr is an image hosting and sharing site, enabling others to view your photographs easily online.Click below to have a look;


Sunday, 21 October 2007

One of my favourite places...

I love this place, Stourhead. Its so peaceful and one of the most inspiring places I have been... The black and white image of 'Apollo's Temple' is definatly my favourite out of these two images. I like the lighting and how the small temple looms over the lake and surrounding garden - it has a very dominant prescence.

I also really like temples and think that this stems from my interest in history once again and the mythology of the Ancient Greeks. The scene where Mr Darcy admits to Elizabeth in the new version of 'Pride and Prejudice' was shot at this temple which adds to the romance of the location.

The colour image below (also Stourhead) was taken in the summer 2006 and was literally a snap shot as I was there for work at the time. I like the intense greens in this image and how bright and warm that it feels, but regret the fact that I didn't have enough time or the best equipment with me on this Summer's day to take more care.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Poisonous Emblem - KBC Video

This music video was shot at the start of 2007 by a friend in Leeds.My involvement was limited to assisting with props and costumes on this video.However, I will be working on future videos with Aspinal Productions especially with still photography.

Poisonous Emblem - KBC Video

Monday, 15 October 2007

Some of my Photos...

These are a few of my favourite photos.I really like black & white and feel that often, there is more emotion in them than you would find in colour, especially when it suits the subject matter as the images below do.I have a passion for history, landscapes and costal scenes, of which a lot of my work is focused around and, although I do enjoy other aspects, this is where my main focus obviously lies.I think this has a lot to do with the fact that I am comfortable in these places and the romance of them is brilliant to work with especially with a nostalgic feel. If I'm in a place of tranquil, natural and historical background, I always have my camera at hand!
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