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.

Lockdown photography project: PRESTON – PEOPLE WANTED

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

Derelict Mayhem (May 24 & 25, 2019)

Derelict Mayhem was a platform of new live performance, which features both emerging and established artists showcasing new performance material in this welcoming and open environment. It was held at … Continue reading

July 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Fire Within, Wigan – exhibition opening

The Fire Within, The Galleries, Wigan (Sat May 11, 2019). The upper floor of The Galleries shopping centre in Wigan town centre hosted Wigan Council’s launch of #TheFireWithin – a … Continue reading

July 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blackburn Open Walls street art

Tourism and Blackburn is a combination about as comfortable as a honeymoon in Mogadishu. But if you’re looking for a free day out, especially somewhere to take your kids in … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Review of Worn – Lancashire Post

Lancashire Post Jan 9, 2019. Review by Megan Titley.

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Arrival! arts project by Buzz Bury (I made the film)

Arrival! was a film mae about Buzz Bury‘s LeftCoast-funded project working with international volunteers at Blackpool homeless charrty Streetlife, turning their first impressions of the resort into a beach art … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

Worn (Stanley Arms, Preston – Nov 26, 2018)

Photographs by Robert Norbury. The performance also included an encore of Pub Karaoke Photography Exhibition.

January 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Garry Cook is performing photography at the National Photography Symposium

Photo: Ian Clegg Since photography became a mass-participatory past-time – i.e. everybody is taking photographs these days, all the time – practitioners and their academic overlords have been freaking out … Continue reading

October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Frigging great photos on display at the Great Exhibition of the North in Newcastle

I’ve long been let down by major photography galleries and the boring, conceptual and god damned unfathomable exhibitions they frequently put on. So, believe me, I was bloody shocked to … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment