There’s been quite a lot happening since my last blog; Harrogate Autumn Flower show in September – successful, tremendous show, and good to meet with friends again; an exhibition of my ‘Moving Pictures’ at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle – great, fun, opening night, and on until 8th March 2013; a trip to New York to share Thanksgiving with family and friends on that side of the pond; commissioned photography of Northumberland Lights event at Alnwick Castle Gardens, and of course, Christmas & New Year with family and friends at home.
When in the US, I spent some time on Long Island, and it was soon after Hurricane Sandy had swept through, causing so much destruction. It was staggering to see the damage it had caused, with the defences of beach houses smashed and lawns strewn with rocks and boulders - but just as impressive was how the people were coping so well in restoring everything to normality. As always, New York City was incredible, and brought about a return to my addiction – for street life photography, that is! It’s one of the world’s greatest cities, and the people and place are amazing.
Northumberland Lights took the form more of an event than a display this year, with families turning up despite the adverse weather, and being rewarded with a wonderful time. You can see pictures of it, and of previous years, in my gallery here as well as on the Northumberland Lights web site.