Wildlife Photographer of the Year team are calling for US to vote for our favourite from a selection of 50 photographs. Some are obviously cute, some are artistically delightful. I've voted for one that is both (see above; Australian Sea Lions by Michael Patrick O'Neill) - you have until September 5th to cast your vote and should do so here.
I guess this is as good a place as any to reveal that I'm starting an internship working with the team behind the scenes on the upcoming exhibition at the Natural History Museum from September, which is going to be several layers of amazing and I am super excited about!
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition will as always open in October, and if you are into this kind of thing you should probably check out the WPY blog because it is all kinds of cool.
Just a few snap shots I had forgotten about from my trip to New Zealand earlier this year to shoot a beautiful wedding that were floating around in my black and white film stash...
Form an orderly queue ladies.
In case you missed the previous posts in this series, I took you on a tour of some of my favourite beaches on colour film in July, and earlier in the year I shared with you Rachel & Warren's beautiful wedding day, which was an absolute joy to shoot and be a part of.
The Tower of London is my go to tourist attraction when I have a pal visiting from abroad, I've been so many times I feel like I could track my years in London through the increase in the ticket price alone. It is worth it though, and I was of course over-joyed to visit again when my parents were over at the beginning of June.
While Mum and Dad stood in a queue to see the Crown Jewels (skip it) my brother and I ran about the White Tower laughing at "cod pieces" and "big cannons" and cursing Lannisters at every turn. Hi-larious.
As at Hampton Court last Summer, I seem to have once again discovered my super power is the ability to visit any unbearably crowded historic palace on a Summer's day and make it look totally devoid of humans.
Oh, no - there's one.
My absolute favourite part of the Tower of London isn't the torture (the "torture gallery" in the Bloody Tower is, if anything, bloody disappointing) or Anne Boleyn's head buried in the church - it is the little village of houses the run around the outside of the tower that the Yeomen Guards and their families live in. They are adorable, and perfect, and I feel like they must have the most fun living there.
I'm moving in.
These were all taken on Kodak Ektar 100 using my Yashica TL-Electro X which is really heavy and got a bit annoying to carry around in the Summer sun for ten days I can tell you. Find out more about the Tower on the HRP website.
(all images can be found on my Pinterest, why aren't you following already! I especially love my new Colour Studies board. Join the fun!)
I'm always taking pictures here and there on my travels to and from places in London - tiny in-between moments, things that catch my eye, or don't fit in anywhere else. Here are a bunch of them from the past... year.
The Queen's Wood is a short walk from my house and the perfect place to sit and be peaceful and reconnect with nature (and poke frog spawn, or climb trees, or generally regress in age).
It was an absolute joy to walk through Smithfields Market every day for the 8 months I spent working in Farringdon.
Having a roof terrace to lunch on wasn't so bad either.
I shot these across a mix of B&W films on my Canon EOS3000, Mamiya 135EF and Yashica TL Electro X over the course of late 2013 and early 2014.
Following on from my trip to the Riverside Museum and Tall Ship earlier this week, here are some shots from nearby in Glasgow, along the River Clyde. I'm so head over heels in love with Glasgow at the minute after spending 6 days there at the end of July, absolutely my number one city in the world. I love the people - who always seem to know when to start banter or when to leave you be, I love strolling through Kelvingrove Park in the rain, or sitting beside the fountain in the sun. I love a lorne sausage and tattie scone roll for breakfast, I love the colours of the buildings and the pace of life.
I am dangerously in love with the city of Glasgow.