Blink and you’ll miss it: hard to believe another month is nearly over. With only a couple of days left, and a busy weekend ahead, I thought I should round-up now.
I have attended a good number of meet-ups and private views this month. Despite having to sniff out the venue for the launch of the new Flip magazine due to ‘the cloud’ doing weird stuff with my emails- is it just me? It was great to pick up a copy hot off the press. Flip magazine showcases work from members of London Independent Photographers. To find out more visit:
I have two more shots in the bag for the Downtime project, and a third planned for Sunday. You’ll see ‘The Jedi’ below and here is the latest addition; a Ukelele-playing Psychotherapist.
Within two minutes of meeting this guy he had his Ukulele out and was crooning. Confidence abounds!
And, so it was Remembrance Day this month, and the hundredth year since the start of World War One. I have somehow become the photographer to cover memorial events at the Islington and Camden Cemetery. This year we had a Choir from Islington Council Staff and two Buglers in the mix. Despite being there many times I managed to get lost this year (that’s what happens when you get complacent!).
Anyhow, if you are ever in the area, it’s worth a visit- it’s a huge cemetery and they have introduced a self-led walk showing some of the WW1 military graves.
Not something I normally do, but with good relations from my Son’s first school, I was asked if I would pick up the gauntlet of school’s photographer as they had a disaster with the last photographer. Well, 239 kids in six hours is a lot faster than my normal pace, but we got there, and what a bunch of cuties! The only downside was the hours I spent editing to remove bogies and lunchtime spillages. I like to go the extra mile!
Other fun times were Fireworks at Alexandra Palace accompanied by a bit too much mulled wine and good company, and a trip to ‘Ripley’s Believe it or not’ in Piccadilly. I had the joy of attending with four teenage boys, but I enjoyed it as much as they did!
I started writing this on Black Friday with tales of hideous behaviour in stores around the country. Now it’s Saturday and I can only wish you a rainbow of adventures for December. See you there!