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J.C. Santana for Fighting Fit Magazine

This weekend I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot Juan Carlos Santana for Fighting Fit Magazine. I received a call in the week out of the blue to go and do a shoot of J.C. performing some exercises with a resistance band for a series of instructional pictorial features in FFMag. Although I [...]

By | August 21st, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Portraiture, UK|2 Comments

Sea Creative – Out of Sight

Here's my take on the cover of RomanyWG's excellent book - Out of Sight. If you are a fan iof street art and urbex it's certainly worth a look. Art that has been presented in hidden location around Europe featuring lots by Sea Creative, Phlegm and others.

Terres Rouge – Red Earth

I don't often include images of the people I explore with in my pics, but decided this was a good one of my friend RomanyWG, his son Ellis is sneaking into shot on the right too. It gives an idea of the scale of the facility we were exploring. The concrete structures were tainted with [...]

By | August 13th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|1 Comment

Terres Rouge

Terres Rouge is so named due to the red earth that covers this area. I huge industrial area ion the border of France and Luxembourg. There isn't that much left now, a few of these silos and  a powerstation remain, the rest is flattened. I particularly wanted to visit the power station again on this [...]

By | August 11th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|4 Comments

Italian Hospital B – The Last Song

Here's an image fron the reception of an Italian hospital. The hospital itself didn't look as if it had been empty for very long, this part on the other hand was stripped and empty, a little decay was vivible, but the property was watertight so not too dangerous. I heard that a few weeks after [...]

By | August 9th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Medical, Overseas, Urban Exploration|11 Comments

Private Residence #2 Final

Here's the full gallery from the Wixon-Gibbs residence [photoshelter-gallery g_id='G0000jlXuEyJtr54' g_name='Putney-Residence' f_show_slidenum='t' img_title='casc' pho_credit='iptc' f_link='t' f_enable_embed_btn='t' f_send_to_friend_btn='t' f_fullscreen='t' f_show_watermark='t' f_htmllinks='t' f_mtrx='t' fsvis='t' width='720' height='500' bgcolor='#AAAAAA' bgtrans='t' btype='old' bcolor='#CCCCCC' crop='t' twoup='t' trans='xfade' tbs='4000' f_ap='t' linkdest='c' f_constrain='f' f_topbar='f' f_bbar='f' f_bbarbig='' f_show_caption='f' f_smooth='f' f_up='f' target='_self' ] Click the images to see larger. 360 panoramas are HERE and HERE

By | August 8th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, UK|0 Comments

Private Residence #2 Kitchen

Here's the super-slick kitchen at the WixonGibbs home. All the fittings are top class along with the finish. This room would be unrecognisable from twelve months ago. all the walls have been removed and replaced with a large airy open plan kitchen and living area.    

By | August 7th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|1 Comment

Private Residence #2

My friend Jeremy asked me to come and shoot a few images at a project his wife had been working on for some time. She's an ace interior designer. This is one of the first places that she has worked on in a minimalist fashion. The images that I'm going to put up really don't [...]

By | August 6th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|1 Comment

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By | August 1st, 2012|Mobile Uploads|0 Comments

BMW Art Cars #2

Here are another couple of the Art Cars in East London. Its obvious to see that hte artists put a bit of thought into these and in my opinion did a great job.The Lichtenstien is one of the most popular and easily recognised for the group, his trademark bold colours, lines and spots, it stands [...]

By | July 30th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, UK|0 Comments

BMW Art Cars

My freind Shando alerted me to the BMW Art Car exhibit a couple of weeks ago via some amazing pics on his Facebook page. I decided to bunk off for a couple of hours at lunch on Friday to go have a look. The exhibition is in a small unmarked multi-story carpark in the East [...]

By | July 29th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, UK|0 Comments

Lavoir a Charbon – Mechanised II

Here's another washerie - a different one from the previous image. After going to several locations that are similar, particular power stations its funny how they all seem to meld together - similar features and decay. All still beautiful inmy opinion. This place was in a fairly good state though - the floors were solid [...]

By | July 25th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Urban Exploration|1 Comment

Back On It!

After a bit of a hiatus I am back on it. I've had a week or so off social media and blogging whilst out in France with friends. Its the first holiday that I've had in over five years where I've done 'nothing'. We sat by the pool, drank great wine, eat wonderful food and [...]

By | July 24th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|3 Comments

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By | July 20th, 2012|Mobile Uploads|0 Comments

Sandy Balls Holiday Centre Panorama

I'm lucky enough to have access to my Mum's caravan in The New Forest. Although I've often gone there and take pictures I've not got around to doing a panorama. So here you go. The weather was against my friends and I and the two days of cycling was reduced to one as we got [...]

By | July 13th, 2012|Blog, Featured, The New Forset, UK|1 Comment

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New Wave Academy – MMA Fighters

I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot some of the local MMA athletes recently.  Its the first time that I have been able to practice a three light technique on people other than myself or close friends, so was somewhat apprehensive and excited about doing it especially given that they are all pretty [...]

By | July 4th, 2012|Blog, Crystal Palace, Featured, London, Portraiture, Sport, Sport, UK|2 Comments

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By | July 3rd, 2012|Mobile Uploads|0 Comments

Dolittle at The Hope and Anchor

I've been a fan of Dolittle for YEARS, possibly the first time I saw Ange play was at Reading Festival somewhere around '91 in his prior incarnation as EAT front man, my memory is a bit fuzzy, but I think that they played twice that year, once on the main stane and as a stand [...]

By | June 23rd, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Portraiture, UK|1 Comment

Urbex Palace – Rich and Strange

Another superb example of the decoration in the Urbex Palace tromp l'oeil covering the centre of this wall. Although this is a rather grand bathroom, I cant imagine it was very comfortable unless being fed grapes by fair maidens. Click the image to purchase. I dont usually use the fisheye very much, but it was [...]

By | June 18th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Overseas, Residential, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Crystal Palace Overground Festival With Friends

I don't normally blog or add 'personal' pictures, but I thought that yesterdays day out deserved a shout. The area in which I live (Crystal Palace) had a cool mini festival this weekend, It was a good excuse for friends to get together and hang out for a few hours. We all met at my [...]

By | June 17th, 2012|Blog, Crystal Palace, Featured, Portraiture, UK|2 Comments

In Pursuit of Rare Meat

I'd seen this mammal in RomanyWG's excellent book Out Of Sight and was pleased to find it hidden away in the Tannery. I shot some normal images straight on, but when I walked through the door Looking back I really liked the framing of this. The Deer looks startled, as if it's heard me and [...]

In Triplicate – Sea Creative

The great blue walls in the tannery provide an awesome canvas for the artists Sea Creative and Vine (right). Pretty much the whole of the factory wall is covered by the work of only three or four artists, their own private play area. The almost monotone colour set that has been chosen works really well [...]

Urbex Palace – How Not to Create a 360 Panorama

This was one of the highlights of the recent trip to Italy. I knew after seeing several images of this room that it would be awesome to create a 360 here. I wasn't going to post this image as I'm not happy with it on SO many levels, but decided in the end that it [...]

Hospital C – Dreaming Of Escape

Another wheelchair from Hospital C - there were loads of these about and I am sure its not the last one I'll put up from here. This was pretty much the penultimate shot that I took at this location, and was a bit rushed. The initial image wasn't well composed and somewhat wonky so I [...]

By | June 7th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Medical, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Hospital C – Tyred

I think this was the second hospital we visited, or maybe the third, not quite sure. There was lots of 'stuff' left around and it was somewhat reminiscent of West Park in that respect.The three of us were left to wander without any interruption, the location being large enough to not interrupt each other and [...]

By | May 31st, 2012|Blog, Featured, Italy, Medical, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

London City Panorama

With the sun setting later and later as summer draws closer its becoming increasing frustrating to get out and do some night shooting. I ventured out to The City last night to have a play and shoot a few panoramas and have a bit of an explore without the hustle and bustle of all the [...]

By | May 27th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|3 Comments

Lavoir à Charbon – Mechanised

The second washerie we went to was a death trap, rusty floors and stairs. However the risk was worth it. The machinery on the top floor was lovely, decaying gracefully. I have no idea what these machines did or how they did it, the paddles look too fragile to actually sort or 'paddle' the coal. [...]

By | May 26th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Residential Panorama No2

I was recently invited to take some photos of a rather unusual residence close to where I live by The Transmitter, our local magazine. Andy introduced me to Laura the home owner and we arranged a meet. I'd seen pictures of Laura's place on the internet, its an underground converted Victorian WC. This obviously piqued [...]

By | May 26th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|4 Comments

UE Palace – The Acid House

Here's one of the most colourful rooms in the UE Palace, its totally bonkers as I am sure you can see. I have no idea what the designers were on when they came up with this Moorish influenced room, but I'll have a pint of whatever they were on please! The image was quite hard [...]

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