In old New York….
It’s been a while, I was planning on doing a blog post every month but after the first 5 months of doing so I haven’t managed to post one since November. Hopefully this time I’ll keep on top of it and post more often.
So this post is to update anyone that’s interested about a couple of changes and some exciting news. First of all, I’ve decided to start a mailing list. Please feel free to sign up. I’m not going to bombard anyone with lots of emails, only when a new blog post is up. This normally indicates that I also have some new photos up somewhere too. Like I’ve said, the plan is to try and do an update once a month, we will see how that goes.
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Now onto some exciting news. Treacle Art Gallery have started selling some of my prints as Limited Editions. These images are only available through Treacle Art and can’t be purchased anywhere else. Check out their site to see my images and have a click around.
They have some wonderful artists showcasing their prints, if anyone’s in the market for some art it’s a great place to look.
I recently did a little interview for them, for those that are interested to read more of what I have to say you can find the interview here: Treacle Art interview
The other exciting site news is that I’ve now acquired www.LondonFineArtPhotography.com to join my .co.uk domain. This, I hope will help non UK photography fans find the site. I was recently over in New York and got chatting to a couple of photographers while I was out shooting. They thought getting the .com would be a great idea and believed Americans wouldn’t find a co.uk site too easily. I guess we will see, and hopefully John and Mikey will now find this site.
So on to some photos and a little more about New York. This wasn’t a photography trip but how can you go to a city like that and not take your camera. Finding the time for some photography once there was a little harder than I thought it would be. The weather was kind to us for February and we got to see a huge range of the diverse weather that New York has, from 10 degrees and bright blue skies (on our last day) to -7 and 5 centimetres of snow. Most of the time it was dry but bitterly cold, meaning there was quite a few visits to the indoor sites.
This wasn’t a bad thing as my girlfriend wanted to visit quite a few of the museums. Getting the balance right between keeping my very understanding girlfriend happy and photography time is tough, but I seem to get it to work (she may say otherwise). While I would rather be outside shooting some of the cities architecture I was more than happy wandering some of the very photogenic museum interiors. I most certainly have some photos that I certainly wouldn’t have got if I wasn’t on the trip with her.
I hope others when travelling manage to have a balance that seems to keep all parties happy.
As happy as I was with the photo time I got, I’d love to go back on a “photo trip” to New York. There is so much to take photos of there and a few touristy days is nowhere near long enough to fit everything in. A dedicated week or two would be fantastic. London must be the same when people travel over here. Not knowing the city makes finding the locations you want and the best compositions very time consuming. I’ve run a few 1:2:1 workshops for clients who are very talented photographers and want to use me more for locations than techniques. In big cities like London and New York I think this is a great idea. You can get so much more in your limited time, hopefully getting all the shots you want. So if anyone needs a London guide please don’t hesitate to get in contact.
The plan is to do more sites updates in the coming weeks. I have so many new images that I need to upload. I have just completed a new Around The World Gallery for Hamburg. I visited Hamburg for the first time late last year. A fantastic city with so much to shoot, it will be a place I return to. I know I say that about most places I visit but I do normally get back to the cities I say that about in Europe. My last blog post was about revisiting Valencia and my next post may be about revisiting a different location.
Hopefully a few of you will sign up to the mailing list and receive my next post straight to your email inboxes.
Here are the links to a few more New York images and my Hamburg shots.
Links on photos above.