Postcard Patterns: Tina, we salute you.

In photographing Jeremy Cooper’s latest installation for Postcard Patterns Cafe installation in Dalston’s Tina, we salute you – I was very happy to see a panel of postcards made up entirely of my images form previous installations, What a treat!!   Photos within photos, within photos…  It’s on until the end of May, open all day every day:
Tina We Salute You,
47 King Henry’s Walk,
London
N1 4NH

[3 mins walk from Dalston Kingsland station and from 67, 76, 149, 243 bus stop]

Thekla Returns To Bristol

Bristol’s Thekla Returns

The Thekla Returns to Bristol

After The Thekla left its mooring 8 weeks ago, it has since undergone a complete makeover and has a wonderful new militias paint job of Black, Grey and Red. On the 14th of September 2014 it was towed back through the harbour and was moored up at its usual address (The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB) by midday.  I can’t wait to have a look inside and see what they’ve been up to.

Banksy’s famous grim reaper which was painted on the hull to the Thekla, has been removed to maintain the structure of the boat (it will be available to view at The Mshed before Christmas) – A bristol artist, Inkie has added his mark in it’s place.. it looks great!

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Maison Paradiso: Return To The Mansion

I was asked to photograph at Kings Weston House in Bristol once again for the ‘Return to the Mansion’.

As part of Bristol Food Connections Festival, Maison Paradiso returned to the spectacular Kings Weston Mansion with a selection of delights. Such a wonderful event filled with cocktails, circus acts, projected light shows, DJ sets, face paints, oysters and general funness!

Featuring:
Pop-up Restaurant hosted by Kelly Sealy’s “Pig & Swig”
The Bedmo Disco DJ’s Ballroom
Gin Palace with cocktails from Bristol’s finest barmen & hourly circus performances.
Dusk Cinematic Building Project, beautiful monochrome film images cascade Kings Weston.
Photo booth & market stalls.

It’s such a good venue, I can’t wait to shoot my first wedding there!! *fingers crossed*

Enjoy the photographs!

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Jeremy Cooper's Postcards in Mario's Cafe, London

LONDON: Mario’s Cafe

While working in London photographing for Jeremy Cooper’s postcard exhibition, I took this photo. I felt it would work well in my street collection, as so much is going on. Please take a look here, to see details of this exhibition, and where to find it!

NEC: The Photography Show

Having just got back from this year’s “The Photography Show” at NEC, Birmingham with Ben (The wedding Cut) – it’s time to reflect on what I found most useful and interesting.

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Kings Weston House: Valentine’s Dinner

Maison Paradiso is an exciting new Bristol production company which is dedicated to creating innovative events in beautiful spaces. Their debut event is a Valentine’s dinner and dance in the spectacular Kings Weston House stately home. Guests will be welcomed to a world of bohemian decadence and revelry, where gastronomic delights and fine beverages create a heady mix with film, art, music and dancing.

Last nights Dinner and Dance was held in Bristol’s Kings Weston House, which incedently is a wonderful wedding venue!

Amy and I had great fun tasting cocktails (pop up cocktail bar by HousBar), dancing and taking the photographs!

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BRISTOL: Guild Hall NYE

ALFRESCO DISCO: The Ambassador’s Reception

I had the pleasure of photographing for Alfresco Disco this New Years Eve. It was such an immense party right in the centre of Bristol, in the old Guild Hall – Such an incredible venue for the evening!

I’m no wordsmith, so here are a few words from the writeup by Davy Reed & Anna Tehabsim for Crack Magazine which accompanied a selection of my photographs….

So with their Bristol competitors bidding for huge names for months leading up to their 15,000+ capacity events, why is there such a frenzied ticket scramble over this party which doesn’t announce its venue, or even its (generally low-key) line-up until hours before the doors open? Alongside the quality of their affiliated DJs, the answer lies in Alfresco’s innovative use of unconventional spaces and a committed, quality-over-profit ethos.

Since its humble inception as a free party for mates, the institution has continued to expand. So can Alfresco preserve its essence despite its swelling popularity? A recent back-to-basics outdoor effort didn’t turn out to be the secretive and intimate party it was supposed to be due to an unexpectedly huge crowd being drawn. But due to the booming success of this New Year’s Eve event, that remains pretty much the only blip in Alfresco’s history.

The only tip we had of the nature of the event came courtesy of ‘The Ambassador’, whose reception we could expect to be an extravagant, experienced affair. On the evening, news broke that tonight’s party would be taking place bang in the city centre. Bristol’s huge Guild Hall building is plain by sight, something you’ve walked past a million times. It’s recently been used as an art space and is soon to be renovated into one of Bristol’s most luxurious hotels, but never would you look at it and think ‘that’d be a great place for a clubnight’. Entering the party is overwhelming. The building’s massive corridors and countless staircases lead to courtooms, libraries, prison cells, hammock-draped rooms for downtime. Immediately you realise that any attempts to meet up with your mates via text would be futile. But while at most nights of this size, the sensation of being shifted around the venue like cattle is sadly to be expected, tonight the number of staff is refreshingly low and there’s room to breathe. It feels liberating.

…and of course, some photos!!!

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Imperial Theatre Launch – Bristol

Bristol’s Imperial Theatre Launch

“A quality cabaret of circus theatre and bigtop favorites. With a huge stellar cast of international artists and home grown talent!”

At the empire theatre 19th october, dress code; thrift shop glam.

The performers;

1. Jack the hat- Hip hop hat juggling

2. Imogen macabre–Jaw dropping silks

3. don dun- Stylish contact juggling

4. Oceane pillet- Beautiful trapeze

5. Miss merlin- Fun time hula hoop

6. Ryman and Lou-The worlds most dangerous cup of tea!

7. Chris Bull – Classical character slack rope

8. Sammi dineen – International handstand artist

Compare- Doug Fransisco

Music; After the cabaret will be hosted by the
Meare Gentlemens Sports and Leisure Club.

Expect fun beats and a jumping dancefloor.