Part of my work includes projects of events which I get involved in. Some of it are events going on during the year around the City Of Bristol that I find of interest. I also do work for good causes or projects that I get invited to help, which is giving my time and expertise. It feels good to help where one can.
The Table Of Conversation
This project came about by our chance. I had a couple of dear friends come over for a portrait shoot, and we put this small table in the middle and they sat either side. The images just evolved into what you see and the first image was a chance image, and wasn’t meant to be taken, but by finger became trigger happy.
Back 2016, I decided to look at how to project how we have to deal with stress of everyday life and the difficulties that mentally we have to try and overcome. The emotions we go through from the beginning till we find the light at the end of the very dark tunnel we face. Depression effects us all at some point in our lives, everyone has different triggers that sets us off on a journey that is emotionally difficult to deal with or talk about.
I’ve always hoped that this project would help some to recognise at least one of the emotions that they feel right now, and to understand that in 2019, that depression is not a dirty word, something to be ashamed of or hide away. There is help, you just need to take a leap of faith to talk to a family member, friend or someone you hardly know, that is willing to listen and help them you get the help you need. There is light at the end of the tunnel; you just have to reach out.
Bristol Pride 2108
Pride Day happens all over the UK, and Bristol puts on a great event. It involves a Pride walk through the city and ending up at the Millennium Square, just outside the city centre. There are a number of stages with music and dance, stalls, food and drink, and everyone gathers together for a fun day and evening.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world.
This is my first time covering the event, and its celebration of the above, but you will find whole families taking part, supporting their father, mother, son, daughter or grandparent. everyone is just so friendly, and from a photography point of view, people are really happy to have the photo taken. I found the day more about capturing the people and how they integrate with each other and just feel free to be who they are and be proud of it. something that I would cover again for certainly.
Dig For Victory 2018
This is an amazing event with volunteers dressing in military uniforms and vintage dress. I wanted to capture the people as individuals or as a small group that were in the moment. It's fair to say that they do put their heart and sole into it, but it also shows the hardship they had at the time during the 1st and 2nd world wars, and even though this a festival, it helps remember those that gave their lives for us to have what we have today.
The Dig For Victory Show is a fantastic 1940's family festival held in the beautiful North Somerset countryside, exploring the turbulent yet thought-provoking wartime years. Come and enjoy military vehicles, re-enactors, live music, dancing, history talks, vintage stalls, delicious local food including our lovely vintage tea room and bar, arena events, our 1940s farm, a vintage fun-fair and children's trail and much, much more.
The festival has close links to the local community, it has raised £16,000 for charity to date and attracts all ages from across the South West.
This event is organized entirely by volunteers. With special thanks to members of the team including the Western Branch of the Invicta Military VehiclePreservation Society, The Shopland Collection members, The North Somerset Agricultural Society and The Blitz Buddies.