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Early Spring 2015

Early Spring 2015

Spring seems to have come around quickly – I’m no longer dragging myself through mud and soggy grasslands searching for kestrels and green woodpeckers, wearing multiple layers and finger-less gloves. The warm sun provides promise for ...

Last of the winter light

Last of the winter light

The days are getting longer and the scent in the air is changing. Primroses are showing, daffodils are budding and bird activity is increasing all over Hampstead Heath. Spring is just around the corner and when the skies are clear the low light is ...

Smash and grab snow shots

Smash and grab snow shots

It was a race against time last Tuesday to get a number of shots I had in mind for when it snowed. Arriving at first light I could hear it melting in the trees so I had to work fast.

Wildlife In The City

Wildlife In The City

I have visions of photographing a kestrel hovering in front of the Shard, looking for prey over the fields of Hampstead Heath. It’s all about timing and persistence, going there enough to be in the right place at the right time. This ...

Catto Gallery Extension

Catto Gallery Extension

The Heath Light exhibition at the Catto Gallery in Hampstead will now be on display until the end of the month. If you didn’t get a chance to see the show before Christmas you can visit 7-days a week. Catto Gallery 100 Heath Street, London NW3 ...

New Year Kestrel images

New Year Kestrel images

In between Christmas and New Year my friend Henry and I headed up to the Heath on a beautiful sunny morning to see if we could find some kestrels to shoot. We were in luck! The deep blue sky provided the perfect backdrop for this beautiful raptor ...

Catto Gallery – Opening Night

Catto Gallery – Opening Night

The opening night at Catto Gallery was a huge success and very busy! Thanks so much to Iain, Imogen and Kate for hosing such a great evening and thanks too for everyone who made it up to Hampstead on a chilly December night. Respect to Al Newman ...

December Photography Workshop – Hampstead Heath

December Photography Workshop – Hampstead Heath

We lucked out with the weather for the final Heath photo workshop of 2014. It was very chilly but clear which presented numerous photo opportunities and the standard was amazing! See below…… The next workshop is on March 14th 2015 and ...