The Long Lens blog: Photography with added snaps

The photography site for sore eyes. With extra writing because I'm also a writer.

The self-doubt of artists

(unedited version) Do you suffer from the debilitating and terminal disease called self-doubt? Yep, me too. It is an aggressive cancer which constantly attempts to redefine who I am as … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Performance art and performance arts festivals (why YOU should not be afraid of them)

(This version has not been edited yet) If you’re not into the arts, not involved in the world of performance in some way, if you live a normal life, then … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonnie Craig’s When is a star a star?

Pattern artist Bonnie Craig created a beautiful piece of work called When is a star a star? where she (and I’m paraphrasing the entire complicated project here, so forgive me) … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Derelict Spring 2016 video

Derelict Spring was an amazing performance arts festival held in Preston, Lancashire (UK) in April 2016. I was asked to document the festival. This is the video I made.   … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

PREVIEW: Emergency at Z Arts (Manchester) Oct 1 2016

Twenty-nine performances take place at one venue in Manchester tomorrow (Oct 1, 2016). Yes, 29. Yes, performances. This is Emergency. When I say performances, I’m talking about everything from theatre-style … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lancashire Encounter 2016

Lancashire Encounter, a performance, arts and family festival, took place between Septemner 23 and 25, 2016. Here are some photos from it. Here is a list of the performers photographed … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Preston festivals

As Lancashire Encounter festival approaches this weekend (Sept 23-25, 2016) it’s worth remembering thas, as far as public festivals and processions go, this unfashionable northern town is better than most. … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment