I hope this update finds you well.
Having just returned from Japan where it was 20 degrees warmer than when I woke up in Yorkshire yesterday, it's been something of a shock!
Lecturing in Japan at Musashino Art University, the subsequent travelling and exploring has been a life changing, transformational experience for me on a personal level. This update isn't about the Japan odyssey however. I need time to mentally process the whole journey and to curate the very eclectic set of images that I made during the trip, a couple examples of which I've included in this blog post. The above B+W image is the wonderfully ethereal Bamboo forest at Arashiyama, one of many highlights. The images I made include some traditional Japanese scenes but also document the frenetic energy of Tokyo and other cities.
The above photo happens to be perhaps the coolest bar I ever walked into, a Jazz bar in Kanazawa. I love Jazz music, whisky and curry, and all three happened to be specialities here, heaven! Needless to say I made more than one visit :)
More Japan images as soon as I figure the whole thing out in my head!
On to more current events, my imminent Autumn/Winter workshops.
My Wastwater, Lake District workshop still has 4 places available. I guess for one day this is a difficult spot to get to, and would include participants to find some accommodation to make the most of it. Maybe I'll include that next time; as this is genuinely one of the best places, certainly in England for a real mountain experience, and some of my favourite work has been made here over the years. The Wastwater workshop is on the 23rd of this month and you can book here. It really is worth the effort to get to and we'll have an amazing day out!
Spurn Point, always popular, has one place available (27.11.22), if interested, book here...
I also have places available for Dungeness (04.12.22), another fascinating location for any photographer, book here.
That's about it for now. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions about the workshops, or indeed photography in general. I'm always happy to chat!