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Posts tagged with Lancashire

  1. What’s He Building In There? (Adventures with the 7Artisans 50mm)

    29 Oct 2018

    What’s he building in there? A little jaunt out and about on a beautiful autumnal day around Leeds Liverpool Canal in Blackburn, testing the 7Artisans 50mm f1.1 lens adapted to a Sony A7 body. 


  2. Today They Are Older

    28 Oct 2018

    Today, They Are Older live at The Napier Halloween Night, Blackburn 27th October 2019. Sony A7 with a 7Artisans 50mm f1.1 lens. All images shot wide open at f1.1. 


  3. Today, They Are Older (The Sanctuary Burnley)

    07 May 2018

    After a few months of self imposed hiatus from gig photography to help recharge batteries, I needed a blowout from a stressful week at work. What better way to do this than go and photograph ‘Today, They Are Older’, who were performing at the recent Metal 2 Masses battle of…


  4. Daybreaker (The Sanctuary Burnley)

    05 May 2018

    After quite a long self imposed hiatus on doing gig photography, and particularly difficult week at work, I decided to throw myself into the gig mix again to blow off some cobwebs. Headed over to The Sanctuary Bar in Burnley to catch the semi finals of Metal 2 The Masses…


  5. Sky Valley Mistress

    26 Nov 2017

    Sky Valley Mistress (v2.0) live at The Ferret, Preston 25th November 2017 Sony A7 with an OM Zuiko 50mm f1.4 and Pentax 30mm f2.8 manual focus lenses.


  6. Miles and Erica (with support Will Hunt)

    30 Oct 2017

    MIles Hunt and Erica Nockalls (of The Wonderstuff) performing live at Darwen Library Theatre, 27th October 2017. Sony A7 with OM Zuiko 50mm and 135mm, Pentax 30mm and Tokina 35-70mm manula focus legacy lenses.


  7. Rossall Point, Fleetwood

    17 Oct 2017

    Rossall Point, a beautifully bleak coastal area nestled between Cleveleys and Fleetwood, just north of Blackpool. The landscape is dominated by an architecturally striking observation tower used by the coast guard and public alike, that overlooks Morecambe bay out towards the Irish sea I had one hour to spare, and…


  8. Edgarville and Today, They Are Older

    03 Sep 2017

    Edgarville and Today, They Are Older live at The Napier, Blackburn 1st September 2017 Sony A7 freelensing a Bell and Howell 50mm f1.2 fixed aperture projector lens.  Edgarville Edgarville Edgarville Edgarville Edgarville Edgarville Edgarville Today, They Are Older Today, They Are Older Today, They Are Older Today, They Are Older …


  9. Shallow Waters

    13 Aug 2017

    Shallow Waters, support band for Pikacyu*Makoto live at The Continental, Preston 9th August 2017. Sony A7 freelensing a Bell and Howell 50mm f1.2 projector lens.


  10. Tirikilatops

    10 Aug 2017

    Tirikilatops live at The Continental in Preston, Lancashire 9th August 2017. Sony A7 camera freelensing a Bell and Howell 50mm f1.2 fixed aperture projector lens.


  11. Pikacyu*Makoto

    10 Aug 2017

    Pikacyu*Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple, Afrirampo) live at The Continental in Preston, Lancashire 9th August 2017 Sony A7 camera freelensing a Bell and Howell 50mm f1.2 fixed aperture projector lens. ISO 800 with shutter speeds from 1/125sec to 1/250sec. Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto Pikacyu*Makoto …


  12. The Working Man

    11 Jun 2017

    The Working Man live at The Napier, Blackburn 10th June 2017. Sony A7 freelensing (lens whacking) a Bell and Howell 50mm fixed aperture f1.2 projector lens. The lens is housed in a macro extension tube and focused by moving the lens manually in-and-out while held in the tube.  I did a…


  13. Billinge Woods and the Pentax 6x7

    22 Feb 2017

    Billinge Woods in Blackburn Lancashire, 19th February 2017.  A rainy, dreary day… quite a bit of mist. Pentax 6x7 medium format SLR with 105mm lens, loaded with Kodak 400TX. Film developed in Ilford Ilfosol 3, 1:14 dilution, 9mins at 24ºc.  Billing Woods Billing Woods Billing Woods Billing Woods Billing Woods …


  14. Leighton Moss with a Voigtlander Perkeo

    22 Feb 2017

    A family day out in Leighton Moss and Silverdale in Lancashire. I have Voigtlander Perkeo I medium format folding camera in my bag loaded with Kodak 400TX. The light isn’t brilliant, very flat with little contrast. Still, an opportunity to messy about and have fun with a great little camera and…


  15. Preston Town Centre and the Pentax 6x7

    22 Feb 2017

    Preston City Centre, January 2017. Testing the Pentax 6x7 with the 55mm f4 lens The Pentax is a beast of a camera! This is not a candid street camera setup. This type of camera forces you to slow down and check and recheck settings before firing a frame. The camera is…


  16. Delirium - Sunbird Records

    22 Jan 2017

    Delirium live at Sunbird Records, Darwen 21st January 2017 After a frustrating day of photographing a particularly uninspiring band at an event, I was in need of seeing some quality live music. Something, anything to lift the spirits and give me hope that there’s still some talent out there in…


  17. Snow Burial - The Napier

    22 Jan 2017

    Snow Burial live at The Sir Charles Napier, Blackburn 20th January 2017 What can I say, The Napier goes from strength to strength in booking exceptionally talented live bands to enjoy. This week saw the arrival of Snow Burial “a hard-hitting and dynamic metal-infused experimental rock trio from Chicago”, currently…


  18. And So It Goes - Sunbird Records

    22 Jan 2017

    And So It Goes live at Sunbird Records, Darwen 20th January 2017 Hailing from Brighton, ‘And So It Goes’ delivered a powerhouse performance of self penned compositions. Consisting of three very capable musicians: Hope, Sadie and Jamie, ‘And So It Goes’ know how to weave a composition into an interesting and…


  19. Land Wars - Sunbird Records

    21 Jan 2017

    Land Wars live at Sunbird Records, Darwen 20th January 2017 A delightfully quirky and fun band hailing from London who like to describe their music as “sprinting full-speed down a steep hill”. An apt description, but doesn’t quite do justice to their true musical ability. These guys can play well.  …


  20. Party Like it’s 1999

    18 Jan 2017

    A New Years Eve party at The Cellar Bar in Blackburn Lancashire hosted by Gypsy Carrot Productions. I was commissioned to document the evening In between working I did some documentary style photographs using a Pentax SMC 30mm f2.8 manual focus lens with the Sony A7. Really nice lens with…


  21. Razorrawks Photoshoot

    28 Dec 2016

    Nighttime. Winter in Darwen. A meet-up at Sunbird Records. Jonathan Lindley, Graham Aspinall, Martin Rawcliffe (aka Razorrawks) and and myself in tow. No plan. Let’s make ‘something’ happen We scour the streets for improvised locations for a photoshoot. We stumble upon an abandoned rooftop carpark with industrial halogen lighting. I use Sony A7 freelensing a…


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