The End of Days

The Post-Apocalypse village.  Buried in woodlands in deepest Buckinghamshire, a place that draws warboys, tankgirls, wasteland warriors and armageddonists. And provides a shelter from the zombies. You might get in, but there's no guarantee that you'll ever be able to leave. And, funnily enough, they're...

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Les Vide Greniers

The French tradition that is not to be missed is the Vide Grenier (AKA Car Boot Sale). The idea is to empty your loft/garage, find all the old crap – I mean, valuable treasures – take it to a specific location and try to...

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All Banged Up

HM Prison Gloucester was a 224-year-old Category B men’s prison located in the Gloucester Docks area. Opened later as a tourist ‘attraction’ our shoot was organised by Gavin Hoey and Olympus UK …… on a deathly cold January day.  Grim!...

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Le Canal Du Midi

Classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the major 17th century works, the Canal du Midi, gives a 240km link from Garonne to the Mediterranean and passing through the Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees regions....

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Loving Languedoc

Languedoc today covers just a small part of the much larger area of France that was known in the Middle Ages as the Pays de Langue d’Oc.   The “Langues d’Oc” was a name given to a whole family of French dialects spoken in the southern...

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Paris – a Different Look

Exploring the Paris of the Parisians, districts full of charm and typical Parisian lifestyle, mostly away from the great classics that everyone goes to - at least once.  Strolling around and suddenly coming across a small square with trees, a flowery little street, or...

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Provence

Oh, all those blockbuster A-list towns – Arles, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Nice – they all live up to their hype and welcome the tourist hordes. But to get a taste of traditional Provencal life at a slower pace, be sure to visit some of the many small...

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Stroud Raft Race

One of those daft things that the English like to do. Once a year. The Challenge …. to design and build a raft that can take up to 6 team members along the 1.2km stretch of the Thames and Severn Canal starting from The...

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Aviation Apocalypse

Two models, loads of old aircraft and it poured down. Making the most of a difficult shoot at the Gatwick Aviation Museum with Gavin Hoey, Tommy Reynolds, models Kerry Allingham and Roger Bruce …. and a very large smoke machine. The museum has a...

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Prescott Hill Climb

Every year there are six events held at Prescott, two of them rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship, the VSCC meeting and three ‘club’ events. On my first outing I learned two things: Photographing fast moving cars in this sport is pretty tricky and...

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Winter Night at Didcot

The original Great Western Railway Engine Shed was built in 1932, using loans provided by the government to relieve unemployment. Now it's the centrepiece of the Didcot Railway Centre, a unique collection of Great Western Railway steam locomotives, carriages and buildings in a 21...

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Eezy Blues Band

Eezy Blues is a group based in Jumilhac le Grand in the North of the Dordogne, playing Blues, Rock & Soul classics from the 50s to the 80s. A great sound and ambience which really gets the predominantly French family audience on their feet.  Just...

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Sunday on Brighton Seafront

Brighton’s location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large cultural, music and arts scene and is the most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists. On a bright Sunday morning folk just...

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