Saturday, 23 July 2016

Introducing the Lumix DMC-FX100

Finally, I have some new(ish) camera gear to play around with.  I'm a big fan of the Panasonic Leica Lumix range. They're great for keeping handy in your bag and I've now opted for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100  It's not the new kid on the block from Lumix but it does fit into your top pocket rather nicely. Here's a few test shots from Lloyd Park. 








Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Royal Youth




Here we are, Prince William and Kate Middleton watching the Wimbledon final. I thought they looked pretty cool for school in their Ray-Ban's and they reminded me of the Sonic Youth 'Goo' album.  Tah-da, Royal Youth.

As you can see I'm a bit of a lost soul without my cameras so bare with me if I go a little off-piste this week.


Sunday, 10 July 2016

Allied invasion of Sicily 10 July 1943


Today marks the date of the Allied invasion of Sicily. After reading Whicker's War  I put together a photo gallery mainly comprising of AFPU  photos with a couple of colour American army photographs for the Daily Express. If this is your thing then you can see the gallery  here.
As mentioned in a previous blog post  my luggage has now officially gone missing, along with some of my cameras, lenses and camera chargers that were in my luggage. Hopefully I'll be up and running in the week but until then I'll be raising a glass to the brave souls who witnessed the Sicilian and Italian conflicts of World War 2.


   Alan Whicker, with camera and Bernard Montgomery


  British troops marching ashore photo taking by AFPU


     A dapper looking Alan Whicker in Italy.


Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Yet Men + Special Guests...

Saturday was a good night to escape the madness of Brexit by catching a few live bands with all proceeds going to War Child. On the bill was Rowan And The Crops Failed, Charlene  with  The Yet Men headlining. All happening at the Albany on Great Portland Street. 


    You're never to far from a William Eggleston 


Dug out the old Heave t-shirt for the gig. What with my luggage missing I'm a bit short on camera stock, so I headed out tonight with the Nikon D610 and the 50m lens


Nice to see the new school armed with cameras too


Rowan and the crops failed




   Dog poop dog: Heave


   Charlene  




    The Yet Men
 



Friday, 1 July 2016

#wearehere

Spotted these today at Liverpool street. They're part of #wearehere  , a live memorial to the battle of the Somme. I was running late today and when I  noticed them and it did make me think just how lucky I am to be running late a 100 years on. I guess it has been a very long week. 


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Albania photo assignment

Albania are looking to join the EU as England are about to exit. These are from a story shot for the Daily Express. From speaking to a few Albanian's about joining it seems a case of damned if you do and damned if you don't.  Good luck to them I say and it will be interesting to see how they fare compared to England in about 15 years time.


   

   Brutalism in Albania


    Local obituaries



 Voho Kushi, Communist guerrilla


Live chickens for sale



 In Tirana, Albania you buy your own electricity cables then the government connects them to the grid  



 Pyramid of Tirana designed to honour the late Enver Hoxha. This now sits empty in Tirana, Albania


On guard. Durres, Albania


 Proud Albanian fans watching the football on the big screen in Tirana, Albania


 A Romanian family living in Albania


This chaps life's story reminded me of Papillon but without prisons 


   Seaside town Durres

 You can read more from the Daily Express and Albania here 
 Here's an old trip I did to Tito's Island in Croatia