DARWIN’S PIGEONS, EXHIBITIONS AND UTAH…….OCTOBER 2015
And…….we are in October…….!
The advance copies for my book Darwin’s Pigeons were delivered and they look GREAT!
Very excited to get them all here and send them out to all the good people from Kickstarter who have backed the project.
They will arrive in the UK on the 7th December and are available for pre-sale here:
A beautiful book for £15.00, perfect Xmas present if I say so myself!!
In the meantime, I am having a box shipped out to Utah.
Why Utah you may ask…….
Well, a little while ago The Natural History Museum of Utah called up to see if they could use some of my images for an exhibit they are currently staging, on the work Charles Darwin conducted with pigeons.
It is one of their most successful exhibits and they are extending it to the beginning of May 2016.
Here are a few snaps they kindly sent over to me:
DARWIN, BOOKS, GREENPEACE AND CALENDARS…….SEPTEMBER 2015
August merges swiftly into September and new challenges, opportunities and experiences arrive.
The children move onto college and ‘big’ school, the times they are a changing.
My book Darwin’s Pigeons is hovering around getting close and then swooping off again.
You can order it here: ORDER DARWIN’S PIGEONS BOOK
I eventually get my introduction and foreword sorted and am very excited that Prof. Mike D. Shapiro is writing the foreword.
Back in 2009 my images were used in the New York Times to illustrate an article about the work Mike was doing on pigeon genetics, so it is really apt that he is attached to the book.
That is all good, BUT…… the printers are not sending the right wet proofs, so they have to be sent back, we will get there…….I have faith.
In the meantime I mentioned to you about the shoot in Germany a month or so ago.
Well, it was a shoot for German Greenpeace Magazine calendar.
They have kindly sent me a few (boxes) and they look pretty good too.
I don’t want any of the calendars left around, so the first five people who comment below, I will work out a way of sending one to each of you.
You can also buy copies of the calendar here: GERMAN GREENPEACE CALENDAR PHOTOGRAPHED BY ME!
SUMMER, FESTIVALS, TOMATOES AND PASTA…….AUGUST 2015
So I’m back at it and posting this late.
( In fact we are in November now…..)
But, we can’t forget about August, because it was FUN!
Summer holidays for the kids, so when the sun did shine we made the most of it. Paddling pool in the garden, trips to the South Bank and holidays.
The Wilderness Festival was wonderful.
Set in the grounds of Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, there is a lake where we went swimming every day and basically let the kids roam wild whilst we hung out with friends, listened to music, ate and drank.
It was that good, you will probably see us there again next year.
A bit more of the Capital Ring was walked and we ended up in Crystal Palace.
The Capital Ring is lovely hidden treat, it takes you to places you would never go to (and in some places you would never go back to), but it is always interesting.
And a trip to Tuscany too.
Hilltop villages, ripe tomatoes, pasta a plenty along with pizza, Pisa and wine.
Oh and a bit of fun making light trails.
My neighbours son wanted some help with his GCSE photography work and liked the look of light trails. I have never done any light trails before, but looked up how to do it and we headed off to the local park and made these…….
Light Trail 1
Light Trail 1
Tourists doing the obligatory! (We took their place when they were done…..! And like the above made sure that our hands didn’t align, rebels!)