Friday, 22 March 2013

Race Time at Rockingham

Hopefully this is the sign of a break in the intermittence in keeping things on my blogs alive.

With 'work' work picking up some of the more pleasurable photographic pursuits and projects have been taking a back seat.


Even though work is still coming in, im going to carry on where i left off with both this blog and 36ixty5.

I'll be exploring my curiosities photographically, to gradually taper off the 36ixty5 blog with as much street and travel work i muster up over the next few months as well as carry on sharing lifestyle and human interest work on this blog and joining both the blogs in an uber super hybrid blog on a new section on my up and coming website. 

(keep those peepers peeled for URL coming to a browser near you soon)!!

Its going to some be busy times, but theres a time for rest, and that time is when you forget how old you actually are.

So in the spirit of things flying by...

Here is a selection of shots from a day trip to Rockingham Race track with Eduardo Correia a Mazda Championship Race Driver testing out a new car.

It was a fantastic day full of incredible sounds, remarkable machines, one or two gravel laden cars and the odd cuppa in the snow.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Good times, Great Riding...

SO here you have a post, its been while. and this blog has been more than intermittent.

But theres a variety of stories, and posts that I feel i need to put up,

and some photos that just need to be seen.

For the rest check out

My new blog, with a new photo everyday.

So keep your eyes peeled.

Over the last few weeks theres been a whole load of developments...

Literally.. i processed 32 rolls of colour, slide, BW you name it.

For now heres a days riding and chilling at ... you guessed it Rayleigh!

shots of, Ash, Jon, Jack, Dom, Scott, Brad, Phil, and Scott follow.

Gotta love XP2!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Friends, Fun and Fortunes..

Tucked away in amongst the dazzling lights and indistinguishable sounds of the arcades and amusements which over power all the senses, there sits an un-assuming pub, with a few picnic tables outside it, this pub, that seems to lack a voice and a presence over the vibrant and gaudy establishments that are littered along the strip comes alive and in to its own from time to time, but not with the sound of arcade games, or the metallic woosh of a win on the 2p machines.

It comes into its own as a platform, a venue, a stage for local bands to scream, shout, sing and to shred, but most of all, to be heard.

Friday was no exception, local act 'Fortunes' had been there all evening waiting for their time, then at 10.30 it came...

Its been a long time coming thats for sure, and since meeting with Rob and Jon nearly 2 months ago i've been itching to photograph the up and coming local band, with a date booked well in advance the suspense has been increasing. 

(Even my cameras been pining to shoot some live music, so of course i had to oblige it and shoot this momentous occasion.)

Although it's been a while since my last gig, its been even longer since i returned to Southend-on-Sea's 'Chinnerys', the venue is as important to Southend as its Pier, High-Street, Unusual inhabitants and stretch of beach all put together.

And here is why.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Boys, Birds, Beers, Burgers and Fire...

A late post, with a fairly extensive gap since the last. For which I apologise.
It has been busy of late with editing, shooting, designing, filming, and a whole host of other creative tasks.

This post however has somewhat of a contrast to this hectic schedule and strict regime.

On the night of the 21st may a call was made, this call was to 'tan man' others may know him as Mr Rob Woodford, and the premise of the call? It was to ascertain the details of a sweet little shindig to take place on a stretch of a river cutting through our beautiful S.E. Essex landscape.

The details were arranged, bevvies were packed and along with some food and my camera me and jamie made the trip into the deepest darkest depths of canewdon. (with the help of keeley, Thank you)

The beautiful setting couldn't have had a better atmosphere, with some old faces and some new ones for good measure it was great to catch up and relax around an open fire on a warm and peaceful summers evening.

As more and more alcohol was consumed and the darkness crept in, everyone was getting ready for the climax of the evening, a celebration, but not just any celebration. A Birthday, the birthday of 'tucker', soon to be 22 upon the stroke of midnight.
With this age in mind Tom spoke out of a prophecy, one that could change the course of the universe and cause ripples within the space time continuum... (or just make for a good photo, the previous sounds a little bit more exciting though, i'm sure you'd agree)

Prophecy? Prophecy you say, i speak of a planetary alignment, when Tom, Rob, Al, and Will, become a timeline of ages. 20, 21, 22, 23, and when this takes place, a huge bottle of Rum must be consumed.

The rest im sure remains in the attendees minds, thoughts and memories.

For those who couldn't make it. Heres some photos to gander at.

Enjoys the post and enjoy the sun wherever  it may rear its big, beautiful, round face.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Pure Pool Pumping Pleasure..

Think the title says it all.... There was so much hype and mystery surrounding the Nike Pool, from the teasers that spoofed dated sitcoms and the echoing game of Chinese whispers which let only created more and more creative ideas and a heightened sense of anticipation.

A few months on and the POOL has reared it's big, blue , beautiful face. The Setup looks incredible and rides better than words can describe im sure..

If your reading this, you may be fully aware of the carnage that went down in finals on saturday, from the Blue Falcon' well deserved best trick/ line, to the variety of styles of riders that managed to utilise every last piece of the course.

This time round Nike again left the ramps for the public to ride, but this time for a limited time of just a month.. not to bad considering the quality of the ramps your going to ride.

The first night that pool was open to the public go heaving pretty quickly and drew in a ton of riders, from far and wide. With alot of great riding going on it seemed alot of riders felt the urge to see what all the talk was about, and i can be sure no one was dissapointed.

In amogstt the barrage of riders turning up, there were some new faces and some old, but what I do know is there was too many to name.

But ill have a go anyway .. thanks to Matt Paine, Tom May, Paulo Carvalho, Jamie Dalzell, Gareth Wilson, Jack Clark, Scott Donovan, Luke Duffy and anyone else who i forgot.

A great session with a great bunch of riders

Thanks again to Nike for giving back to the community and letting us ride such an awesome and unique spot..

3 dub whip
3 invert
oppo whip

no hander hip

checking shoe size
Glenn Woods (dude)

downside double peg
3 no hander
lofty 3
oppo whip
3 no hander
3 table

no hander
waiting x2