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Bank Holiday Weekend

So, this is how bank holidays normally play out – rain! I guess we’ve been luck so far this year so I’m not complaining. Well, not really! It does create a few challenges when you’ve got two kids – one 5 and the other 2.

All I’m going to say is thank goodness for Lego and colouring pages on the Internet. Here are some photos, including the biggest pine cone I’ve ever seen, that sum it up … So far!





55/365 – Running

Image 55 of the 365…

I like to juxtapose different objects to create a strong contrast. What could easily have been a texture and pattern shot took on another dimension when the runner was included…


A photo of a battered door with an out of focus jogger going past.

It was taken in Edinburgh when I spent a couple of days up there earlier in the year. I wandered around shooting photos as I made my way slowly towards the hotel I was staying at… I took the long way round. Not exactly intentionally.

RPNphotos blog running Edinburgh not weddings

52/365 – Ivories…

This photo was taken in the Forest Tavern in Nottingham whilst I waiting for the amazing my friends band Pearl Sham to play their Glastonbudget audition. There was a guy trying to impress his date by playing the piano – he disappeared for a long time and she didn’t seem too pleased.

For the record, Pearl Shams cover of Evenflo blew me away. Totally.

.RPNphotos blog 52-365

2/365: Spaghetti

2_365_Spaghetti | RPN photos 2/365: Spaghetti

Here’s the second photo in the 365 that will see me post a photo everyday till the end of the year.

This was taken whilst I was cooking at the end of the day – the kids love pasta and it is really easy to do… it also gave me a great photo opportunity too!

One thing you can be sure of is that hipstamatic will play an important part in this project…

Photo a day project

rpn photos | nottingham | Tom | photo a day project 1/365: Tom

This is the first photo in a series of photos I will be adding to the blog this year. The idea is to add a photo every day (if I miss a day or two I promise to catch up!) to share my work with you all.

Some of the photos will be from weddings that I have been the photographer at – others will be personal work that I want to show you… Whilst I love being a wedding photographer they’re not the only photos that I take!

The other thing you’ll notice is that I will use any camera that I have available to me -usually it will be my 5D MK2 or my iPhone 4 – I love the hipstamatic app! There’s a famous saying that I like to quote which is – The best camera is the one that’s with you.

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Gathering Dust…

The other week I met with an awesome couple that booked me as their wedding photographer. The conversation got on to the sort of things I’d had the pleasure of photographing in the past, so I told them about some of the gigs that I’d photographed. It turned out that they where at the first gig I ever attended as a photographer; David Gray at the Nottingham Ice Arena. After talking to them I thought it’d be good to go back and revisit the pictures that I took and share them again so here they are, hope you like them…

David Gray at the Nottingham Ice Arena 3

David Gray at the Nottingham Ice Arena 2

David Gray  at the Nottingham Ice Arena 1

I had an amazing time and it kick started my interest in gig photography which lead me to photographing people such as Ian Brown, Damien Rice, The Fray to name just a few. If you’d like to see more then let me know and I will get them out of the archive.

David Gray was a bit of a big name for my first gig as a photographer and I have my good friend Andy to thank for hooking me up with the press pass. He’s the same guy that built this website for me and as he’s helped me out a lot, here’s a shameless plug… If you like the site and are interested in hiring him, you can get in touch with him at Orange Monkey.

Hello… is finished and live… Thanks to for all of the site design and for the logo design.

You guys are awesome…