The Long Lens blog: Photography with added snaps, art and culture

The photography site for sore eyes. Featuring: Art, photography, performance and theatre. With extra writing because I'm also a writer.

#lancsfringe 2022

Photos and flyers from 2022 #lancsfringe in Preston.

June 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Preston Caribbean Carnival 2021

Despite being out of lockdown – and having witnessed dozens of mass-audience events – Preston’s Caribbean Carnival street parade was not allowed to take place in this year. Instead, a … Continue reading

August 6, 2021 · Leave a comment


#faceofpreston is an art installation at the former BHS hoardings on Fishergate, Preston. Four large scale faces measuring two-metres are on dispaly as part of Preston Live Arts Festival.

July 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lancashire Photography Festival documentation

Lancashire Photography Festival was created from a period of research and development, funded by Arts Council England’s Develop Your Creative Practice (DYCP). The funding enabled me to research photography festivals, … Continue reading

July 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lancashire Photography Festival (Apr/May 2021)

The outdoor photography brought almost 200 images by 66 photographers to the streets of Preston across 16 locations. The festival featured major installations by John Davies and Peter Dench.

June 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lancashire Photography Festival, Preston (Apr 2 – May 23, 2021)

There‚Äôs a unique outdoor photography festival coming to the streets of Preston in April. Lancashire Photography Festival will featuring the iconic work of John Davies and the bold, brash imagery … Continue reading

March 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weather Report

Images taken during lockdown in Lancashire, UK – January 2021.

January 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Harris Museum by Garry Cook

November 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lockdown photography project: PRESTON – PEOPLE WANTED (PROJECT COMPLETED)

PRESTON – PEOPLE WANTED: I’m going to do a series of portrait-style photographs of people in Preston (outdoors in city centre or outside their homes). I’ll also take a short … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

People and the outdoors

People engaging with the countryside. Various locations, including Loch Ness, Lancashire, Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Nidderdale AONB.

February 3, 2020 · Leave a comment