I managed to tear myself away from work and the gallery last month for a trip to Norway. The trip didn’t get off to a great start as my flight from Leeds and Bradford airport was delayed by half an hour, making me miss my connection from Amsterdam and having 8 hours to wait in Schipol airport! When I finally arrived in Kristiansand there was no luggage to be seen, not a great start by any means! Luckily I had my cameras in my hand luggage so I was able to capture some shots in Kristiansand before my suitcase turned up 2 days later and we headed up the coast to Stavanger and the fjords. The highlight of the trip was the hike up to the Priekestollen Rock. A magnificent natural cliff that towers 604 metres over Lysefjorden. A worthy location for a photograph! After a couple of days here we headed back down to Arendal, a traditional Norwegian fishing town with fantastic architecture and then a few more days in Kristiansand before heading back to England. Here are a few photographs from the trip:
On Wednesday I met up with a lovely couple from Ampthill, near Bedford on holiday in Pickering, to photograph their dog Jack. Jack is a 6 year old rescue Curly Coated Retriever and thankfully the April showers held off long enough on Wednesday morning for me to capture Jack having fun on a walk. Curly Coats are an uncommon breed with only 60 puppies born in this country last year but have been around since the middle of the 1800′s. They are the largest of the retriever breeds and as you can gather from their name they have a coat of tight curls either in liver brown or black. Just don’t mistake them for a Labradoodle! Here’s a few photographs from the shoot: Have a nice day.
This Morning I met up With Chris Risbey the Manager of the Yard Bar in Malton to photograph the bar, its new function room and the delicious food! The newly refurbished function room is fantastically decorated with tables made out of suitcases and oak beams running throughout. The bar is launching a new menu on wednesday 1st February and I will be there to photograph the evening. If you are interested in popping down on wednesday get in touch with Chris and the team on 01653 696999 to make a reservation. Heres a few photographs from this morning:
The Saturday just gone was one of very few Saturday’s this year where I did not have a wedding. Therefore I spent the Morning photographing a beautiful 5 year old black Labrador called Pimms! The weather was slightly overcast but incredibly mild for this time of year and allowed for some very atmospheric photographs on Saltergate brow near the Hole of Horcum. My job was made much easier because Pimms is so well behaved and would sit and stay on command. After we had exhausted the photo opportunities at Saltergate we headed to Thornton Le Dale to get some shots of her in the water which, like a true lab, she loves! Here are a few photographs of Pimms:
This week I have been to photograph Antonio Carluccio, The famous television chef. Antonio was at Yorkshire Meats farm, just outside Malton to support the Malton food lovers festival and to adopt a rare breed Oxford Sandy & Black piglet which he proudly named Sophia Loren. Yorkshire Meats will be exhibiting at the Malton food lovers market on the 5th November 2011 in the Milton rooms which is organised by the “we love Malton” committee. Lucy & James from Yorkshire Meats will be selling rare breed sausage Sandwiches. Antonio’s pig will be put on a hog roast at the annual Malton food lovers festival in May 2012. Visit Welcome to Yorkshire Meats – home of the Adopt-a-Pig Scheme to find out more or to take part in the adopt-a-pig scheme. Here are a few images from Antonio’s visit: