Kickstarter, Darwin’s Pigeons…….half way there!

Kickstarter, Darwin’s Pigeons…….half way there!

Well, it is all very exciting.

A third of the way through the ‘life’ of the project and we are half way funded.

But, if the amount pledged is not 100%, then no monies are taken and it is back to the drawing board.

There is only 11 days to go, so if you are able to ‘spread the word’ please do.

Here is the link:

Fancy Pigeon

Very Bright People and Very Funny People…….February 2015


Baroness Helena Kennedy QC is the very bright person


Cydney Scout Bailey is the very funny person!

(Though I’m sure Baroness Kennedy is very funny too.)

SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies is chock full of very clever students and occasionally they get me in to take photographs for their prospectus’, which I thoroughly enjoy.

This time though, they called me in to take a very quick portrait of their President, Baroness Helena Kennedy QCBaroness Kennedy is one of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights.

I’m a big fan of hers, so it was pleasure to meet her and to take her photograph.

And then…….there is my daughter Cyd.

She makes me laugh all the time, she has funny bones.

I’m always taking photographs of our kids and I particularly liked this one of her shaking her head.

Oh…….and don’t forget I am still looking for ‘pledges’ for my book ‘Darwin’s pigeons’, which I am crowd-funding through Kickstarter.

You can see it here: Darwin’s pigeons book on Kickstarter. 

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Small girl with blonde hair shaking head

Young girl looking in car window

Darwin’s Pigeon’s book…….?!


As many of you might know I have been taking photographs of animals for various magazines over the past few years. This all stemmed from the portraits of the pigeons I took back in 2009.

I have been thinking about collating all the images into a book for a long time now, when someone suggested that I should try ‘crowd-funding’ as a way to get the book printed.

So, that is what I have done!

The book is all designed and ready to go.

It looks great and I’m really pleased with it.

If you are interested and would like to be a part of this project (or know someone who might want to be) click on the link below to see what it is all about!


Fancy Pigeon
Fancy Pigeon

Fancy Pigeon

Fancy Pigeon

Fancy Pigeon

Fancy Pigeon

Fancy Pigeon

Fancy Pigeon

Fancy Pigeon

Fancy Pigeon

Swimming into the New Year…….January 2015


Oooops….it’s March already and I’m having to backdate the blog.

New Years resolution…again….to keep up with things!!!

I’m going to keep it short and sweet here, so just a few fun things.

Our kids, swim, swim and then swim some more, so when the club that they attend asked me to take a few snaps for their new website, who was I say to no.

I’m not a sport’s photographer, but we had a lot of fun anyway!

My friend Gordon from Absolutely Productions called up to see if I could take a few shots of the actors in the latest radio play he was producing.

The play was called ‘Reluctant Persuaders’ , a 4 part sitcom written by Edward Rowett. The cast were Nigel Havers, Mathew Baynton, Rasmus Hardiker and the wonderful Josie Lawrence.

Josie Lawrence, I’ve always had a soft spot for and as you would probably imagine, she is as gorgeous and as beautiful as ever.

Anyway fun, fun, fun!

Girl flicking hair in swimming pool

Girl flicking hair in swimming pool

Swimmer coming to camera

Portrait of Josie Lawrence

Josie Lawrence