52 Faces #4 Four Score Years And Ten

DSC_0564Meet Ernest. Ernest has always been known by most as Ernie and next week he will be 90 years old. Ernest lives on his own, eats 3 square meals a day and can, at times, be a cantankerous old sod. Ernest, is by his admission, one of the best drivers in the world and regularly proves this by driving to Tescos and back without killing anyone.

Like I said, most know him as Ernie, I on the other hand, know him as Grandad.

And, just for the record, negotiations are ongoing with regards to the car…

Happy birthday Grandad… (The scooter is coming that I can promise)




52 Faces… Charlotte


Landscapes are easy, they just present themselves and I wait for the light or lack of… So technically the sun, moon, clouds are in charge and I just stand there like a numpty with a camera…

People on the other hand, the photographer might think they’re in control, they’re not. It’s all about the model. I’m just a numpty with the camera… Thank you again Charlotte (I think I’ve said that way too much over the last week) Points noted and lessons learnt!


52 Faces… Kickin’ up sand Bro!

DSC_8594.jpgHe says as he slinks away into week two of this year… I could make excuses like I’m in holiday mode or I’ve been learning dodge and burn or is that burn and dodge (photoshop Nerds’ll know and I really have!) but the honest answer is…

I’m scared… Portraiture is such a huge step, don’t get me wrong. I think, with lots of effort (that’s the hard bit) and lots of mistakes I can make it work but I don’t just want to take snapshots, I want to… I have no idea… But I do, I want to feel as natural taking a portrait as I do taking a landscape. So many people have helped me in my journey so far (thank you Tanya, Jess, Nigel, Kiran, Sandie, Kayleigh and Reece)

People are amazing, people are weird, people are people and I want to capture that…

Right, gloves off and it should’t hurt… Too much.

Strela Delivery: Salrei, Twas the week before Christmas… #beer


More Beer!