Bradford Radio Show Recording

I was pleased recently to act out the role of the curator at The Grimsby Institute’s School of Art. Featuring a set of images by Brian McCarthy I…

Grimsby Institute’s GiCreatives Saturday Club at Somerset House

Saturday June 27th was spent travelling to Somerset House in London with a group of academics and students who make up The Saturday Club Creatives from Grimsby Institute’s…

welton skateboard park

BMXing at Welton

These Guys were great, very skilled. We had popped along to have a look at the skateboard park at Welton, which is just outside Lincoln as Caistor has…

saltaire art trail 2015

Saltaire A Model Village

Saltaire, still a model village is a title of a Cafe Royal book by Homer Sykes showing images he took in 1981 of the neighbourhood. 130 years earlier…

Caistor in Bloom Waes-Hal

Click on the photograph and then this link for the story and more photographs

The Bishop’s message

Referred to as The Boss, the lovely Pat gets ready to read The Bishop of Lincoln’s message to the packed church at The Caistor Primary School end of…

Caistor End of Term Service

The Caistor Primary School packed the Parish Church this morning with their end of term service

Amazon in Their Prime

So this morning I buy something via Amazon and decline joining something called “Prime” I check my emails afterwards and see I have automatically been awarded a month’s…

Paddington in Cleethorpes

It was actually the film we went to see, and Paddington came too

Fuji Street

A few weeks ago now I borrowed a Fuji X-T1 and a few lens including the superb 56mm f1.2. I took it along to a Leica day where…

My colour co-ordinated daughter

Dressing to blend in with the shop signs

Christmas rolls in

The Tourist hunters

A group dedicated to bringing tourists to the area, meeting at The Arts and Heritage, Caistor

Music at The Arts and Heritage

Caistor Primary sent along their choir to entertain The Arts and Heritage today. Photograph shows Lynne Ringrose checking to see if everyone is ready for them.

Its nearly here

I had a little visitor to the studio the other day. His Mum said I could share his happy little face with you. He is only a couple…

Nice to have played a part

Rushing around all over the place taking photographs I find it hard to find the time to help out with things like putting up the Town Christmas Tree…

In Prayer

Pottery Painting

Thats Mah Girl

Sharing class star of the week with one of her best friends

Feeling Old

“Having a nine year old in the house from today makes me feel a bit old and then I remember our oldest is 29 and I realise that…

Rumoured new OLYMPUS E-M5II

Rumours are rife about a new Olympus EM5, my camera of choice. The big change is a big increase in quality by doing a sensor shift giving a…

The Volunteers

Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre said thank you to its volunteers with a night of  Christmas food, drink, music and testing quizzes

The Stonemason on Show

Very proud that The Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre have granted me a one month exhibition in January 2015. The exhibition will show the images I took of local…

Royal Photographic Society Journal

With everyone leading such busy lives I don’t often get all four of my children and my grandson together all at the same time. A few weeks ago…

Very nearly

I was £4 away from a return to a darkroom this afternoon. Back in the film days I had one of these sat next to my devere 504…

Tell them of Us Website

Nice to see one of my images used on the Tell them of Us website. The image was from the sell out charity screening at Horncastle last week…

Heritage Past and Present

  It’s all about Lincolnshire’s Past and Present at Caistor’s Art and Heritage Centre in December with an exhibition and series of events. Chris Lester, Peter Wheatley and…

The lonesome busker

  Steep Hill, Lincoln, I hope he earnt his dinner

Happy to be with Her Bruv


Is this like your doll Grandma

  Jessica took to this doll and the knitted clothes they had at the exhibition for Tell them of Us. She wondered if it was like the toys…

Caistor Tree and lights brighten up the world

We know Mavis and her husband Ray through our motorhome travels around the country. Mavis keeps a blog about her life living with Mesothelioma (click here) Although Mavis…

2014 Caistor Christmas Tree Lights switch on

Excellent party that Helen Pitman and Alan Caine and their teams laid on for the switching on of The Caistor Lights today There’s a slide show of a…

Spot the difference Quiz

  Jessica and I took this shot of Caistor’s Market Square last saturday morning. Has there been any changes to the scene since? I’ll have to pop out…

Shona in Action

Shona in action looking after local photographer Linda Oxley at The Caistor Primary School Christmas Fayre

Caistor Primary School Christmas Fayre

  Jessica, Shona and Daniel manning the toy stall at the school christmas fayre yesterday.

For “The Knitters” who could not get a paper its online for you

Click here to go to the Market Rasen Mail online

The knitters in The Press

Lovely big spot on page 9 for The Knitters from the Tell them of Us film

Doorstep Dangers

A Photograph I took at The Caistor Arts and Heritage Center recently

Early selfie Generation

Uncle Joe Byron, Pirie MacDonald, Colonel Marceau, Pop Core, Ben Falk-New York Dec. : 1920 Five photographers posing together for a photograph on the roof of Marceau’s Studio,…

A pick of The Day

  Many thanks to the editor of The Horncastle News for using our image on his pick of the day click here to go to the page

A walk around the block

    Jessica was in a mood for a stroll yesterday. She rides an imaginary horse who gets carefully tied up when we go into shops etc. I…

Tell them of Us Charity screening at Horncastle

I have included on the post a slide show of more images We took Jessica to the charity night at Horncastle last night. The Crowder family who the…

Squeezing them in

We’ve just got back from a charity showing in Horncastle of Tell them of Us. So impressive to see the local people turn on in such a huge…

Gone to Pot

Jessica got to go to school again today when they had a pottery class at her school

It’s that time of the year again in Caistor

Caistor Goes are away again, it’s the run up to Christmas

What a Cheeky Monkey

Take my picture say’s Jessica and then once I have done as asked she declares she is practising her acting skills……. who are you pretending to be I ask………..

The Waiting Game

  I really like this powerful portrait by Lance Corporal Chapman  from a series on Contemporary Army Photography in the November issue of The RPS ContemporaryTimes Click here…

Sad to hear the news of metz

  On my first day at The Brentwood Gazette Chief Photographer Len Weal thrust a Metz 402 into my hands. It was similar to the image above but…

The Dentists

  I hate going to the dentists. I get very stressed worrying about whats going to happen to my little girl. Fortunately Jessica keeps my spirits up by…

Contemporary Photography at its Best

Daniel Meadows has just released this video and for me this and other things like it is for me what contemporary photography is all about. Just over a…

Wow, knocked out and sold out!

  A client mentioned this article to me last week and I found it on the web version which was nice although it only had one image. Today…

The film Crew

  Pleased to have got something into The Market Rasen Mail for Pauline and Nick and their family

The Ultimate Whisky

You know those irritating Youtube adverts that you can’t wait to be allowed to leave? I am so pleased I clicked on the link to this one to…

The Mystical world of Photobooks

  On Sunday 16th November 2014 I spoke at a Royal Photographic Society Event on Photo Books. I only had a small part, connected with a book Shona…

The Man who shot the Great War

  I mentioned this film yesterday and this morning its available to watch on BBC Iplayer. Its a beautifully shot film about a great story Link to the…

A world without photographs

  This is an excellent move by this newspaper Quoted from the story “French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers To coincide with Paris Photo’s opening,…

Double Jessica

Saturday evening became double Jessica Time as Jessica had her very first sleep over when her friend Jessica came to stay. The two Jessica’s became best friends when they…

Photographs hidden for 100 years

  I saw this mentioned on facebook at 7.49 third morning by a friend of mine called Chris. BBC news were featuring it at 7.50am and I managed to catch…

Northern Lace

  Really like how Elizabeth of Northern Lace has used some of my images. Its a lovely post Link to the post

Vivian Maier DVD Released

  Link to the ebay seller Just spotted that the Vivian Maier DVD is out and managed to find it on ebay. The seller has a load at…

My Daughters First Press Photograph

Jessica had her first image in the newspaper last night (thursday Nov 13th) of me! I can remember my first, it was a group of school children rolling…

Incredible Remembrance day 2014 at Caistor

It was an incredible turnout at Caistor today. The Methodist Chapel was packed and the march and wreath laying at The Memorial filled the town centre with people….

The knitters

It was the premiere of the WW1 film, Tell them of Us at Lincoln yesterday. Actors and the members of the production crew travelled from all over the…

The Panda

I hope Jessica never loses the connection with her imaginary world and her love of teddy bears

The Selfie

Nick McCann

Nick McCann is one of Jessica’s teachers at Caistor Primary. I think he is a math teacher but its impressive how in his spare time he is often…

Premiere of tell them of Us

The day arrived for the premiere of Tell them of Us, a film made by Nick and Pauline Loven. Set in WW1 the story is about a family…

Buskers Day at The Arts and Heritage

Excellent afternoon of busking at the Arts and Heritage Centre with a typical hat for donations