… to when we were living on the sea in Egypt and shooting sharks for fun. Incredible times. Here’s my gorgeous wife Natalia filming an Oceanic White Tip.
Battling through the fierce winds - the DJI Mavic Pro 2 held it’s own and still managed to turn out some buttery smooth footage. Pretty incredible for a Drone that fits in your coat pocket!
It’s been a couple of weeks since the most incredible spontaneous trip to Iceland with my 6 year old. I’ve still got numerous photos to go through - but my usual commercial photography has taken hold. Gotta feed the fam! ha ha… so here’s a quick photo of the amazing Skogafoss waterfall. Back soon with more Iceland action!
Ok ok... I have to admit have been a little slack on the blog front recently! Only excuse was a round the world trip that was so much fun, the laptop was stored away for most of it! I'll be posting more now i'm back... so for starters here's a quick shot from a night in Singapore. I didn't take a tripod with me - so a 5 second exposure on a fence railing was precarious at best! Looking across to our hotel - The Marina Bay Sands was amazing enough... then they turned on the laser light show! Singapore - you rock!
Always a pleasure to be photographing a Grand Designs house. And it's always fascinating to hear the story of the owners and how they came to create their very own Grand Design. They have their own unique wood-working company - so it was fitting that they teamed up with Accoya (a raw Dutch wood product) to give their home it's own unique flavour.
Here's some photos from the shoot:
It's not just incredibly gorgeous artistic pieces of snowflake glory... it's snowflake multimedia heaven too! It's that good that I took my 4 year old round - after downloading the iphone app - and making it all come to life!
If you get the chance - don't miss the opportunity to see this fantastic art installment in Liverpool City Centre. Here's some marketing photos I nabbed for Open Culture - the event organisers...
Just going through some images from the new DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone. And they are AMAZING. With a sensor size almost four times larger than the standard Phantom 4 - this Drone is setting incredible new benchmarks in image quality.
This is the one I had been waiting for- and it's now here!
What a beautiful part of the world to discover for a long weekend. On a bit of a whim we headed over to Germany to soak up some proper European festive cheer! Based in Nuremberg we also had a day trip out to the amazing Rothenburg. A beautifully preserved "Gingerbread House" town. So photogenic I found myself snapping madly in every direction! There's plenty more photos going up - so stick around!
The inaugural Liverpool Snowflake Trail is on! Some of Liverpool's most creative artistes have put their horse hair brushes to good use on some fantastically captivating Snowflakes arising from the pavement. Grab a Snowflake trail leaflet from any respectable Info office or retailer and use it as great excuse for a wander round the great little Liverpool Village!
One of my beloved clients - the Pullman Hotel Liverpool (part of the Accor Hotel group) are now getting set-up for super stylish weddings in Liverpool. With views over Albert Dock and the Mersey River... it is one of the best new venues in town. This photo above and more will be in a freshly pressed brochure available very very soon!
Am still reveling in the memory of this incredible location. Here's a quick video I pieced together with some of the aerial footage compiled on the trip. Enjoy!
In what is always such a fitting and moving tribute to the soldiers and military who have died. It's the faces that get me every time. Wherever you look there is a story to be told. Here is literally just a snapshot of the servicemen in Liverpool today.
"They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."
This is an aerial photo of Albert Dock. Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Drone. 27th October 2016. In the early 80's Margaret Thatcher wanted to tear it down as part of a "managed decline" operative for the city of Liverpool. Kinda glad she didn't get her way! These incredible buildings still stand majestically on the Mersey River. The afternoon light hitting them perfectly. Get on down and check them out if you're popping into Liverpool for a visit...
The Atlantic Container Line vessel - Atlantic Sea was christened successfully in Liverpool this week - and here's the photos to prove it!
Another magical day of photography in Liverpool - with the christening of the new Atlantic Container Line vessel - Atlantic Sea. HRH Princess Anne made a special trip up for the event - and I had the pleasure of photographing her visit. I've photographed her on 3 other occasions, which in comparison were rather hurried affairs. This day there was plenty of time for her to relax and enjoy the wonderful hospitality that Liverpool brings! As you can see from her many different expressions - she had a fantastic day!
Massive congratulations to the Museum of Liverpool for winning the best view in the UK and it was with this photo that they took the top prize... Always more than happy to help!
Travelling across Europe with a Drone sounds a little cumbersome and complicated - but it really is pretty straightforward. Grab yourself a small padded backpack off Amazon for around £40... then pack it inside your hardshell suitcase and forget about it till you arrive on a beautiful Greek Island. Once there get up nice and early and drive across the Greek countryside to a very very special place. Navagio Beach - or Shipwreck Bay as it's colloquially known. All the more special first thing in the morning before all the tourists hit it. This place is something else. Dramatic white chalky cliffs descend dramatically into the Aegean Sea. A boat that was once used to transport contraband washed up on the beach years ago. Culminating in a stunning spectacle. One of the most photogenic spots on the planet.
Here's a quick photo taken from the Drone to give you an idea.
One of my favourite venues on the planet - the Liverpool Cathedral. I first spotted Ben Fogle early in the evening looking a little lost. It was the first time he'd been in the cathedral and was in awe of the sheer size of it. He wandered over in the near darkness and asked me if I knew where the client was. So we wandered through the incredible structure to the ornate Lady Chapel where guests were arriving. Lovely guy, totally chilled and just how I expected him to be. It never ceases to amaze me just how many British people have never heard of, let alone set foot in, the Liverpool Cathedral. Here's a few photos from the evening.