A passion for for photography and digital communication with a background at the BBC and ITV.
Currently director at the School Media Club making cinema films for schools and working for Oblong Leeds a community development organisation. Also a member of All Saints Church in Ilkley and involved with communications in the parish.
This blog features posts about photography including some of my photos, while the media posts will include thoughts about filmmaking and online media - particularly to do with PR activities.
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I do love black and white – or should I say monochrome. There’s something honest about it. What you are looking at is actually there (more or less) – the form and tones, the subject. This is a little gate at Christ Church in Ilkley. Actually it’s the one Deborah and I went through 22 years ago when we were married.
I met with Ian and Josie, stalwarts of the Ilkley Flickr photo group a few days ago. We've instigated a few ideas to help us connect better with local photographers.
Firstly we have a twitter account @ilkleyphoto .
We also have a Posterous group which will enable anyone to subscripe to email updates of what we are doing, or to simply look up the blog page. find the group here
There will be a monthly photo challenge. This will work by appointing a gallery curator each month who will gather flickr photos from Ilkley photographers and create a gallery. At the end of the four week period we will announce a winner. It could be group followers or anyone else who has photos on Flickr.
The theme over the next four weeks is panorama. I am the curator and so will look for 18 images to include in the September gallery which can be found here.
At the next meet up on the 18th of September we will choose a winning panorama. The winner will receive a coveted Ilkley Photographers graphic badge and a free meet-up coffee at Neros. If you want to be considered for a prize then tag your panorama ip1109 (ilkley photographers 2011 september).
The October challenge will be set by Josie who has agreed to curate a flickr gallery. The theme will be announced in due course.
Thick early morning mist on Ilkley moor today. Quite a few people out walking but the long distance views were non existent. I love this view though, looking directly into the sun – don’t let anyone tell you to take photos with the sun behind you – specially on days like this.
Ilkley Flickr group met this morning to enjoy coffee conversation at Nero's on Brook Street and a little bit of autumn sunshine. We meet once a month usually and try to set some sort of challenge, even if we only decide on the day.
Here's a neat trick David Hockney might be interested in – done on the iPhone 4. You can wave the phone around and it intelligently shoots and stitches together a number of images. Cheating really but it looks pleasing. This was taken at Cafe Nero in Ilkley and I like the way the crockery is all fragmented.
Tomorrow night sees the continuation of Ilkley's alternative worship services – yes it's true, even respectable ilkley folk are rocking the liturgical boat.
A small group are committed to meeting once as month to grow ideas for creative worship. The group is made up of people who are involved Churches Together in Ilkley and so it's supported not by just one church but nine churches in the town. Can't believe that there are that many.
There are many such groups around the country but each of them is quite different – the styles of worship grow around the creative talents, needs and inspiration of those involved rather than being imposed.
Tomorrow's service is called Ascending/Descending and responds to the space in which we are holding the event. Because we haven't settled a permanent venue we decided to hold the service in entrance hall of our house and use the stairwell as a vertical labyrinth.
The stations of activity will include – personal preparation for the journey, sustenance, difficult decisions, sanctuary, companionship, the top and the return. The stations will include video, music, projected images and ritual.
If you would like to visit us tomorrow or join the mailing list please drop me a note and I will give you more details firstname.lastname@example.org