Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Planes Trains & Automobiles....

£1 for 10 mins internet!!!

9:50 to go..

It' s been a while since I've updated..been a tad busy, so figure I'd update with everything thats been going on....how do i suddenly have the time.....well, i shall explain.

Since my last update, I've photographed an amazing wedding, my first Maxxis MXGB at Duns, a Burlesque night for the delightful Dixie's Dollhouse at "As You Like It" in jesmond (did i like it...oh yes i did), I've photographed numerous club events and practice days with some beauty results, sorted a new lovely shiny floor for my studio and found a van.....here, i explain, is how i have the time.


After months of looking, I finally found myself a little peach of a van, which unfortunately is in Newport, Wales. Now I have nothing against Newport in Wales except for its geographical location which is unfortunately...Frickin miles away!!! So, easy jet was booked to bristol, little train hop, pick up van...bomb back home..sweet. oh shouldn't type the word bomb, i'm in the airport.


Anyway, my lovely wife dragged us both up at 5am, this morning so that i would be ontime for my 7:30 flight to Bristol, which unfortunately has been delayed.. AN EASYJET FLIGHT DELAYED you say in suprise, they're usually cancelled. So now, i figured, I'd update my blog,... £1 for 10 mins internet..NIGHTMARE!

AGGHH Don't waste my seconds telling me theres 2 mins left..

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Maxxis MXGB Round 2 - Duns

Well...I finally got my first media pass...which came with a free green jacket with 'MEDIA' written on the back. (i felt so powerful haha).

Round 3 of the ACU Maxxis British MX kicked off earlier today with some great racing from all MX1, MX2 and support riders to make my first pro event a very good one indeed.

Current Champ and 'Local' boy (1.5 hr drive local) Brad Anderson #1 raced an absolute stormer in the 3rd race of the day riding on the very limit to crawl back after a bad start to finish 3rd behind Stephn Sword #71 , but even with a win in the first race could only manage 3rd over all behind Swordy and Bobryshev #777 finishing 1st.

Enjoy the pics :D

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Whitby Awesomeness..

Well, today was my first trip to Whitby MX track...and what a track!!!!

Pics up on the web soon..


Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The Rose At Rowley

The weekend just gone saw Whiterose Motorcross Club back at Rowley. Unlike NEMXC a couple of weeks before, the track had dried out nicely with a few ruts and braking bumps keeping the riders on their toes.

No luck on the bike front from both Ash Harland (#292) and Barry Turnbull (#252)saw them dipping in and out of races for various reasons, with Ash admitting defeat and missing the last heat where Turnbull finally got it sorted winning by nearly 40 seconds.

Overall experts winner Michael Ogden riding #23 took the opportunity to close in on Harland in the overall championship.

Experts Finished

#23 Michael Ogden
#14 Rich Stevenson
#131 Richie Collins
#252 Barry Turnbull

Check it out...mini race report and pics... you are truly spoiled!!!


Thursday, 8 April 2010

WRMXC hit Finningley

WRMXC made the trip down to Doncaster Motor Park at Finningley. Top awards from the track stewards who had it in tip top condition, despite apparently needing 100 tonnes more sand which would make it rival Normandy beach...but still, excellent days racing.

Whiterose move to Rowley, Co Durham this weekend.


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Cheeky chaps..

Well...have ordered a few little bits and bobs to upgrade my studio stuff YEY!!

Had an hour spare the other day so took my two little mini-me's down to the studio to pick some stuff up and thought, while we're here, might aswell take some pics.

So after Charlie had ran into the spotty and Had knocked over a can of coke, we snapped a few and left before any serious damage was done.



Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Its all about the light....

Well...a bit gutted as the aforementioned motorcross was abandoned due to poo weather... which however, may have turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

In the last 48 hours i've spent nearly 10 hours on the train, see Newcastle go 1 match closer to championship glory and to top it off had a 1-2-1 session with an awesome photographer and photographed an FHM high street honey..... can a man complain about that!!!!!!

A quick hop in the MOTO MAGAZINE van and quick thinking change of plan by Adam saw us back at his studio covering the wonders of lighting. My brain now hurts trying to understand the inverted square carry on and other delights, but I did manage to get some great pics, partly due to some good lighting instruction from Adam and the amazingly lovely poses of Katie Green, who, aswell as being a really really lovely woman all round, knows all about Nikon's (esp colour management haha).

Hope you enjoy the snaps from today, i did!!

MASSIVE CHEERS to Adam and Katie and of course Adam's wife for the wicked dinner of sarnies and amazing shortbread things.

You can see Adams work at www.adamduckworth.com

Monday, 29 March 2010

Sunny Mildenhall....!!!

Well, I'm currently on a train destined (eventually) for Newmarket. Tomorrow see's me in the rather tasty jump covered track of Mildenhall for a days photo training with Adam Duckworth form Factory Media and other such delights.

Hopefully, weather permitting we'll get some nice motorcross pics in and I'll come back a better informed man with regards to MX Photography.

Looking out of the window, I have to be honest and say, I wish I'd remembered my waterproof jacket :(

Pics (hopefully) to follow.


Friday, 26 March 2010

NEMXC hits Rowley!

YEY..the MX season has finally, after few weather hitches, kicked off again.

I unfortunately missed Round 1 for NEMXC due to a bit of last minute relocation, but Round 2 saw a slightly sludgy few corners on a relatively lively track at Rowley, Co Durham last Sunday.

Thanks to some technical mayhem of corrupted memory cards and some auto focus malfunctioning, I lost a few images, but still managed to salvage a few hundred from the day.

Here's a few bits of the action.

(first bend or 'the hole' took a few victims)

(Nice and sloppy near the centre of the track)

(Some of the new generation found the track challenging, but still put together some good rides)


Monday, 8 March 2010

Skate Park Sunshine with Zoe C

Well, from 4 shows of dancing, to a sunny afternoon in the skate park with one Miss Zoe C.

After a few shots in the studio, it was off upto the Skatepark for some outdoorsey stuff and a bit of off camera flashgun practice.



Sunday, 7 March 2010

Oh what a beaurtiful morrrrniiiiiinnnng!! Oh what a beautiful....yeah..enough!

Quickie today as I'm sorting out the pics from the last few days of dance shows (final night tonight).

Drove to the studio this morning with the windows down and sunglasses on. Am I in LA? no...dreaming?..No.... is it finally summer?...NO! 8 Degree, 8 degrees was all it took to leave the coat at home, don the sunglasses and roll down the windows.

The plus side...local MX trac, PJMX (Maverick Moto Parc) reopens next Sunday..GOOAL!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Its all about the dancing!

Well...I've been a bit manic lately, this weekend sees the MX start again, YEY and also a totally contrasting topic of dance shows. Thursday, Friday, 2 shows saturday and sunday (sunday following a days MX at Rowley) may see me sleep in monday morning, so maybe another letter about dropping Charlie off late at school will be coming my way ...OOOPS.

Anyway, couple of snaps from yesterdays show..there will be more to follow but i have to check as some of it involved minors and rules being rules...i gotta be careful.

If you're havin an event and want an awesome photographer haha.


Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Newbiggin, Scones.....and Monkey Bread!!!

Well...of all the things I thought I'd be doing on a Tuesday afternoon, photographing scones, wasn't one of them, but hey ho.

Yesterday saw Nevin's Nibbles/Nevin's Of Northumberland break the world record for the biggest scone menu with over 110 different varieties...my new favourite being 'Nevin's Little Poppet'.

If you want to sample some of their wares or want more info...visit www.sconemad.co.uk or get yourself down to Nevin's Nibble's opposite The Coble pub, at Newbiggin sea front.

As a special little extra, I was treated to the delight of 'monkey bread' which was, to say the least awesome!!


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Laughin at the leisure centre...

Yet another top night organised by Kai & Punch Drunk Comedy at Concordia in Cramlington.

Cheers to Stu Redmond who helped with the photography for last night...sure he relished the chance to exercise his new camera anyway.

Pics to follow..

Toodles for now.


Thursday, 28 January 2010

Volunteer #2.. Step up....Hayley D.

The headshot marathon continues with Hayley taking the hot seat. Always a pleasure to photograph and always quick to critique my pictures and my photo style and manner without much encouragement haha.

But..thanks mrs, hope you like them.


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The Lady De'Wessington

Thanks to Rebecca who took a little time out of her day for some headshots to help me out with something.... For someone so nervous about her pictures, i don't think there's any need to be.


Saturday, 23 January 2010


I'm at Newcastle Union (Opposite Northern Stage) on Feb 4th. If your looking for some simple headshots to start or expand your portfolio, this is the day for you.

Sessions 1hr (15 min chat/setup then 45mins photos) You get all photos full resolution plus 3 10x8 Lab prints for your hardcopy portfolio. Session cost is £70 Any interests call 07729 790291 or email hello@carvephotography.co.uk to book a slot.


Friday, 22 January 2010

Snip Snap Student....

My first New Years task was to sort out this headshot photography at the University and, its done.

Anyone wanting reduced price headshots, starter portfolio pics and can get to the Newcastle Union Society (opposite The Northern Stage) on 4th February, should get intouch via hello@carvephotography.co.uk for more information.



Friday, 15 January 2010

Sculpture Snapping...

As you may know or indeed may not, my studio/room is inside the Newbiggin Arts Centre, Newbiggin by the sea... lately there's been some work on display by Tony Murray, who produces some unbelievable work using allsorts of stuff from string to some kind of wierd shiney paper...and tonnes of glue.

The painting on the wall of the dancers was actually used as a template for a free standing sculpture destined for Dance City, Newcastle. Once the sculpture itself was finished, Tony was kind enough to leave his work behind (probably not wanting to chip a wall away).

The free standing sculptures are currently on display in the upper floor of the main arts centre building, access here is a little trickier and it maybe worth while calling the arts centre on 01670 851833 or emailling enquiries@newbigginartsforum.org before you set off to see them.

Hope you enjoy the photos, but they don't do the sculptures real justice, the best way to see them is up close and personal, so get yourselves down.


Tuesday, 12 January 2010

argghhh first drama of 2010!

Well, barely 2 weeks in and the first drama of 2010 is upon us.. as is happening with people all over the country, the condenser pipe on my boiler has broken :( so a couple of spanners, a hacksaw and the braing pickings of some friends, its repaired wooo hooooo, lets see if it stays that way!