David Tovey's #MANONBENCH 2 fashion show

David Tovey’s #MANONBENCH 2 Show

Following his first and very successful #MANONBENCH fashion show, David Tovey returned to present #MANONBENCH 2 at the annual Camden Adult Pathway Awards (CAPA). It was a great privilege to be asked to photograph this second show by David and it proved to be just another amazing event. David provided a dramatic opening to the […]

Completed the Paddington Bear Trail

Over last weekend, Emma Jones and I completed photographing all the 50 Paddington Bears which turned out to be 56 different bears as a number of other ones had been added. In particular, the NSPCC, who are the sponsored charity for this street art, had held a competition which was won by a 13 year […]

More Street Art in London

There has been plenty of Street Art in London over the last few years … Elephants, Eggs, playable Pianos, Gorillas, Book Benches, London Buses and now Paddington Bears. These bears are actually quite small and not as easy to spot as some of the other sculptures. Along with one of my London Photography friends, Emma […]

Volunteers brave heavy downpour to dismantle poppies’ installation

Since Wednesday, volunteers have been dismantling the amazing “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” installation created in the moat of the Tower of London to commemorate World War I. The plan is to have complete this exercise in approximately one week. This morning, I managed to get down to the Tower to see how […]

Books about London auction selling 50 BookBenches

Over the weekend, one of the artists who created the BookBenches contacted me via Twitter … thanks you Deven Bhurke that was very kind of you to comment on my photograph of your BookBench “The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy” (see right) which was located outside Greenwich railway station. It was early on a beautiful […]

A study of “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”

Since I first discovered the Tower poppies on 3rd August, I have been photographing on a regular basis, at different times of day and weather. The story behind them is fascinating and very inspirational. In celebration of the 100 years since the start of World War I, ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage […]

Planting poppies

This morning was an amazing experience volunteering to plant poppies as part of the Tower of London Remembers project. Each of the poppies represent one of the British military fatalities during World War I and by Armistice Day (11th November) a total of 888,246 poppies will have been planted. All of these military personnel gave […]

Books about Town – The City

Last night, I continued my personal project to photograph all 50 books this week with a good friend and photographer, Emma Jones. This was our second outing and we covered the 15 BookBenches in the City of London. Fortunately for us, the rain that threatened around 5pm didn’t appear and we enjoyed a beautiful sunny […]

Books about Town – Riverside and Bloomsbury

I have just embarked on about personal project which involves walking around London to photograph street art. This time the street art is in the form of benches in the shape of open books which have been colourfully decorated. This project is called Books about Town which has been put together by.the National Literacy Trust […]

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