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scrooge 30th Jun 2010 Stranger than fiction

 Just look who i metorphorically bumped into the other day. I was out on location with the BBC and one of the crew mentioned that Ebenezer Scrooge was buried in the nearby church yard of St.Chads. I guess i must have looked a little quizzical, so he told me the whole story. When filming the 1984 "A christmas Carol" the grave yards in (where a christmas carol was set) London were'nt enough like...

dirtmag 21st Jun 2010 Happy 100th Dirt Magazine

The Mountainbike magazine Dirt celebrated its 100th issue this month and i for one would ike to wish them a great big HAPPY BIRTDAY. I first discovered "The Dirt" on the counter of my local bike shop. sometime back in the early "noughties" It hadn't reached the mainstream outlets yet, and from that very first encounter it was Love at first sight. Back then it was a bi-monthly read and from that...

THANKS BP 11x17 20th Jun 2010 Greg Mike - Thanks BP

I first became aware of Greg Mike's designs through the world of Skateboarding. In fact kicking around my garage somewhere is a helmet with one of Mike's "Loudmouth" designs on it. Like a lot of us, Greg is a little Pissed at the "good ol boys" over at British Petrolium and has expressed his feelings by doing what he does best, creating some art in the form of a poster which you can download here...

Life 17th Jun 2010 Lovin my IPhone!

Rewind the clock just a matter of a few months and i would have said i NEVER use the camera on my phone, why would i i'm a photographer? Why, would i want to take photos on a poxy camera phone when i've got the latest full frame Nikon? Loads of other people record their everyday lives on the in-built camera on their phone, its the only camera many of them carry or even own, but not me. I guess...

Pabbay sunset 15th Jun 2010 Pabbay

I don't often get to "hang out" these days. Everything seems to move at 100mph! We want it and we want it now, or even yesterday? So when i got the chance to spend 7 days on the tiny Scottish island of Pabbay in the Outer Hebrides i jumped at the chance. Work, at least on this occassion was going to be more like a holiday, or so i thought. It wasn't ideal that between finishing an assignment in...

Midi 5th Jun 2010 Chamonix, part Deux

After 3 weeks on the road i'm finally back home, albeit only for a few days before heading off again early Monday morning. I don't mind travel, but when its constant with back to back assignments it can get a little stressfull. Week one, with the Ash cloud finally subsiding a little, it was off to Chamonix one of my favourite places on the Planet. In a former life when i use to be a climber,...