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shaff logo 29th Jan 2012 Let me be the judge of that

    It’s January. Which in England usually means miserable wet days that seem to last for about 4 hours, then it gets dark again! It’s a day like that today. It started ok,  a smattering of blue peeping out behind the ominous black storm clouds brewing in the distance. But then high winds buffeted the trees out on the morning’s dog walk. But wind I can deal with. Around lunch time,...

fstopreedit 25th Jan 2012 The F-Stop (s) right here

The title’s not meant to sound rude, but somehow it does, well it does to me. Perhaps it’s just my schoolboy humour! F-stop is actually a Camera bag manufacturer from North America – “Not another camera bag manufacturer” I hear you moan, well no, not exactly. F-stop cater more for the photographer who find themselves outdoors, up mountains, on rivers, skiing, hiking, operating in harsh...

dog sledding 1 21st Jan 2012 Campionato Italiano Assoluto de Sled-Dog 2012

Saturday just happened to be a rest day from our Ice climbing trip to Cogne in Italy and as luck would have it, it was also the day the Campionato Italiano Assoluto de Sled-Dog 2012 rolled in to town. It's been a personal ambition of mine for a long time to photograph Dog Sledding. I first saw the sport in the San Juan mountains of Colorado on a cold January morning. I just caught a passing...

ice 2 19th Jan 2012 The Ice is Nice in Cogne

Just a quick blast to say I'm in the Cogne Valley ice climbing and taking a few snaps for a couple of brands. After an epic drive down yesterday through some pretty mild weather we eventually started to get a little frozen water around Chamonix. Through the tunnel to Italy, a Pizza stop in Courmayeur and a final 30 mins of hairpin corners and icy roads found us in Lillaz and our hotel. We all...

Oli 4 16th Jan 2012 The Little Drummer Boy - Oli Edwards

It’s nice to help out someone when you can, even a snotty nosed little kid who used to take great delight “power slamming” onto me from the age of about 5. Yep little Oli Edwards introduced himself by way of leaping off the end of the bed onto my sleeping form and as fate would have it landing right on top of the old crown jewels. I was speechless, breathless and felt decidedly sick – a...

Bowden aperture edit 4th Jan 2012 Bowden Rocks

I'd been looking forward to Christmas for quite a while. To put it simply I was knackered. All I wanted to do was spend some quality time with my partner Lucy, kick back, put my feet up, watch some crap telly and when my feet weren’t up take my dogs out for walks. To insure we didn't get distracted from relaxing, we'd booked a cottage up in Belford, Northumberland - for those of you who don't...

Buis 1 1st Jan 2012 2011 - Year of the Dog

2011 has come and gone, I had a pretty good year, foreign trips interspersed with local and national jaunts to some great events and fabulous locations. Book, magazine and brochure shoots and a re-build of my website, but for me there was only one highlight. A highlight weighing in at around 40kg’s, brindle in color, solid in stature and suffering from separation anxiety syndrome arising from...