Earlier this year I was commissioned with producing new photography for one of my favourite bakeries. While I had a studio in the Baltic Triangle Baltic Bakehouse was my go to place for bread, lunch and treats. I appreciated that they didn’t just do salted caramel brownies. They made interesting baked goods that I hadn’t had before. They also do the best bread and were doing so before it was super trendy. If you’re in the area you need to stop by. Read More
Last year I was commissioned by Wizz Air Magazine to produce a series of photographs to go with an article on the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was a fun couple of days going to places I often go but meeting new people and having interesting conversations. There’s also the challenge of trying to create a new image of something you know so well.
Recently I was commissioned by Grazia to photograph an event at Camp and Furnace in Liverpool. The event is called Bongo’s Bingo and it’s bingo but not as you know.
The idea is you play bingo a bit as you’d expect but the prizes vary from giant teddy bears to boxes of Coco-pops. Every so often music kicks in and everyone dances. I’m making it sound tame. It’s just bingo with 90s music. It’s really not tame. It’s absolutely bonkers and a real assault on the senses. I had a migraine by the end of the night and could hardly see out of one eye. I’ve never had that from covering an event before. It’s proper bonkers.
Good to see Fred Olsen return to the city, and a great day to start the cruise year off with. I’d quite like to sail into Liverpool on a cruise ship one day. Must be quite a sight.
Apart from running some of the best museums in the country, National Museums Liverpool also work with the community on such heartwarming projects such as House of Memories. I was asked to document one of their events before Christmas and it was lovely. People with dementia were welcomed at the Museum of Liverpool with tea, cakes and activities designed to help trigger memories. Guests were invited to have their photo taken and produce a photobook to take home. People were singing, dancing and laughing. There was a collection of memorabilia designed to trigger memories.
There was just so much joy and warmth in the room. Huge respect to NML for putting these on and to the careers who work with people with dementia.
Mike Stubbs, Director of FACT in Liverpool. They’re 10 this year. A brilliant resource for the city. Here’s to another 10 years.