Welcome to Winter! Time to get out the Winter woollies and prepare for the Armageddon of Christmas shopping. If you are any thing like me (you lucky reader) you'll have bought all the required gifts already online throughout the year! And so relax ...
Talking of Winter woollies I had a fantastic photoshoot with the lovely Ruth Haydock of Ruth Haydock Designs in Bournemouth recently. Ruth not only designs and creates the most amazing things using just wool, but she sells her patterns as well as teaches. Very clever. The shots Ruth wanted were to promote her work on her website and social media. We had a fun afternoon and got lots of cool shots. Check out Ruth's work here.
PINK LADY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021
In my last blog (Summer) you will recall (what do you mean you havent read it?) I was pleasantly shocked to have received an email from this prestigious international competition to inform me I had been awarded third place in the 'Food for Celebration' category. In November/December of this year the finalists' images were displayed in a fantastic photography exhibition at the Royal Photographic Society based in Bristol. I was lucky to attend with my chaperone (Mum) and enjoyed a small glass of Tattinger Champagne Rose (sponsors of the Food for Celebration category) and a slice of cake, as it was the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year's 10th anniversary year. After a short talk by the founder of the Competition, Caroline Kenyon, our small and perfectly formed group of photographers and partners headed up to the first floor Gallery. It was just amazing to see one of my images, on a wall, in a gallery! Awesome.
LIVE AND LOUD!!
I do love a good gig, the louder the better - so the last couple of months I have been incredibly lucky to have seen Australian Pink Floyd and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons in Bournemouth. It was amazing to get front of stage to get some cool shots of Phil Campbell and his awesome band, featuring his three sons, Tyla, Dane and Todd. I just love this genre of photography. Lots of movement, high energy, challenging lighting, the feel of the music as it blasts through the speakers .... Who's next?
Check out Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons here. They also have a new album, so if you like your rock 'n' roll loud, raw edged, adrenaline fueled, and addictive this may just be for you.
DAVID LONGDON (1965 - 2021)