A New Initiative for Canterbury

A few shots from a @CanterburyNewSchool shoot in May.

The lovely Canterbury New School, recently founded on the Waldorf principles, asked me to capture some of the school atmosphere for their new website. I’m very happy to share the kids’ shots used by the school plus a few details.

70th Anniversary Celebrations

 

I was invited by Canterbury Guided Tours to photograph their drinks reception in the lovely Campanile garden, overlooking the cathedral. Attended by the Sheriff of Canterbury and lots of photogenic guests, it was a great way to end a lovely June day.

The Vicar’s Picnic 2017

First time for me at this one – although now in it’s fifth year. A friendly village welcome is guaranteed in picturesque Yalding – the setting for a bijou 48 hours of rock, pop, ska, funk, house and frolics. Very chilled, nice vibes and lovely people. Thanks Thom – let’s do it all again next year!

Wise Words Festival 2017

Not a lot I can say that hasn’t already been said about one of the most laid-back, thought-provoking and enjoyable festivals in Kent…

A great place to meet old friends and new over an elderflower cider and catch some of the incredible line-up. My 2017 highlights: Lemn Sissay, Shane Koyczan, Dizraeli and, yes, the 3 Half Pints!

It was a pleasure to work with Beth, Raphael and the team again – and lovely to see some of my 2016 shots gracing this year’s programme. Roll on 2018.

Wise Words

Canterbury Folk Festival 2015

Hopefully the first of many – today was the inaugural day of Canterbury Folk Festival, a free event with loads of great music and lovely grub. Well done to Petko and his team for making it happen.

King’s Wood revisited

Mrs E-B was back at King’s Wood for her second and final residency; in fact it was the very last residency as Stour Valley Arts sadly lost its funding. So we wanted to make the most of it.

The mid-March weather was better than we could have hoped for and after a great afternoon exploring the woods we were just settling down for supper when there came a knock at the window (scarier than you think in a lonely cabin!). The Friends of King’s Wood were inviting us to come and count newts in the ponds tucked away in the woods deepest secret places! Not everyone’s idea of a crazy Saturday night but it was certainly wild – we saw deer, newts, frogs and had a mad Land Rover ride.

Sunday morning brought the buzzing of wood-working and we introduced ourselves to Justin and Josh, the fence-making guys in the adjacent wood-yard. Second and third generation fence men, respectively, they’re processing an important by-product of the forestry taking place throughout Kings Wood, and exporting it across Europe.

For more info see: Previous visit to King’s Wood, Stour Valley Arts and Friends Of King’s Wood