Madeira – the land of mist and lava

We were lucky to be able to jet off for a week to the green listed Madeira. And what an incredible place it was! For such a small island – only an hour to get from one side to the other – there is so much variety of landscape crammed in. Madeira really feels like a cross between Iceland and Hawaii – it combines the best of both (minus volcanic eruptions…).

From the misty and enchanting Fanal Forest, down to the black sand beach of Seixal, up to the mountain in the clouds Pico do Arieiro, it is a photographers paradise…


Durdle Door sunrise through arch

durdle door sunrise through arch

For a few weeks each year, the sun rises in exactly the right position to be seen through the arch of Durdle Door, at Lulworth Cove. For a fan of sunburst photography, it really was something I couldn’t miss out on! Even though the forecast wasn’t great, it looked like the best shot I had for a while, so I popped out of bed at 4:30am (well dragged myself) and zipped off to the south coast. Even though there was a bank of cloud on the horizon when I got there, it moved off just in time… what a morning!

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The land of fire and ice (and loads of waterfalls)

It had been on my holiday to-do list for some time, but finally we took the chance to go for a few days to the epic awesomeness that is Iceland. It was ridiculous – in a good way. Vast mountains, huge waterfalls, geysirs, volcanoes, alien landscapes and neverending roads. This was photography heaven, and we are DEFINITELY going back…

Bristol & Beyond Photography Exhibition

I’m delighted to have been asked by talented local photographer The Bristol Nomad to join him and other gifted artists Chris Hill and Sam Miles in his exhibition showcasing the best of this city and the surrounding area.

The Bristol Nomad Photography exhibition at SPACE, Bristol

More details:

An evening of friendly faces, free wine, beautiful music and most importantly fantastic art.
Join myself (The Bristol Nomad), Chris Hill, Sam Miles & Sam Binding on a journey around your city and beyond.

7pm – 8pm Drinks 🍷
8pm – 9pm Live Music, drinks 🎶
9pm – 10pm charity auction for Cots for Tots and a few other surprises

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Wildflower have been cropping up everywhere across Bristol this year, and sometimes in the most unusual places. Take this one for example, down by the M Shed at the harbour. The vivid blue cornflower are clinging like limpets to the side.

Early morning mist at Ashton Court

I dragged myself out of bed at 4:45am and had a peek out the window to see the hint of red on the horizon – I knew it was going to be a good one…

Twenty minutes later I was pulling into Ashton Court to be greeted by a blanket of fog rolling across the field, just as the sun was starting to creep its way over the hills. So I quickly jumped out, camera in hand, Barney in hot pursuit, and got to snapping. It was pretty awe inspiring.