St Gemma’s Hospice Leeds Art & Photography Exhibition & Sale 2016

Next week it’s the 16th St Gemma’s Hospice Leeds Art & Photography Exhibition & Sale 2016 in Leeds, and I’m contributing to this great cause by exhibiting 8 images (below) all of which are available to buy on the day. The event will be held at The Grammar School at Leeds in Alwoodley. A percentage…

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Leeds Artsmix Diary – “A Boat & A House”

“I don’t get it” snorted the women passing our Artsmix stall last Saturday. “It’s a boat and a house, I don’t get it!”. “It’s art” I said. “It’s autistic” she replied. “I don’t get it” she repeated to her friends shaking her head as she walked off, “it’s just a boat and a house” and that, I…

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Leeds Artsmix Diary – The Dip

Arts Market Dip It’s no exaggeration to say that the last two Artsmix markets have been my all time worst in terms of sales with only 3 pictures sold. Even those ever dependable East Coast shots of Staithes and Whitby have stalled, and a desperate attempt at supermarket style BOGOF offers failed to generate any interest whatsoever.  What’s more,…

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Leeds Artsmix Diary – Fudge & Near Misses

All Fudged Out It was a beautiful sunny day at Saturday’s Leeds Artsmix Market. Hope’s were high with a position next to the fudge stall guaranteeing a constant stream of traffic, and sure enough fudge of every possible flavour was soon being devoured by the hungry and happy Leodises. But as the morning wore on, and the crowds at the…

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Leeds Artsmarket – Retail Therapy

Last Saturday was my first Leeds Artsmix Market of the year, and the first I’ve done without my photography side kick Anthony Shaughnessy. In the past Anthony has done all of the leg work and made my life incredibly easy. At my first market, less than a year ago, I just rocked up with two plastic carrier bags full…

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First Leeds Artsmix of 2016

On Saturday 9th April I’ll be manning a stall at the first Artsmix Market of the year in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK, The World. For the first time I’ll be flying solo, my normal sidekick fellow photographer Anthony Shaughnessy (https://anthonyshaughnessy.wordpress.com) being otherwise engaged, which leaves me with the shivers (of excitement) and shakes (of apprehension). For this Artsmix…

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Lochen na h-achlaise

Rifling through past images to print for our last Leeds Artsmix market before Christmas I came across two photos of Lochan na h-Achliase, taken over five years ago with my trusty Nikon D700. I must have shot them to stitch together into a panoramic, but it’s taken me until now get around to it. Still, better…

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Leeds Artsmix – Six Images, Six Lessons

It’s 6:30pm on Saturday evening. We – myself and fellow photographer Anthony Shaughnessy (http://www.anthonyshaughnessy.co.uk) – start to dismantle our stall at the Leeds Artsmix Market (http://www.artsmix.co.uk/events.php). As we pack we discuss the events of the day. We’re both smiling! Anthony had his best return to date; I’ve sold six images – six more than I expected! …And its a real buzz.  As we part…

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Artsmix Market, Leeds (or a week with the Epson R3000)

Last week has been full on printing, mounting and wrapping prints, for the Artsmix (http://www.artsmix.co.uk) market in Leeds, next weekend. This is a frightening first for me! No more hiding behind the internet; instead, out their, exposed, before the great, paying, Yorkshire public. Selecting images was difficult; standard print sizes ruled out favourite square format & panoramics; old favourites…

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