The Long Lens blog: Photography with added snaps

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

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

Freelance Salon Manchester 2016

The Freelance Salon was four speakers talking about new ways of earning income as a freelance journalist. I was one of them. It took place in central Manchester – Friends’ … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hazard (Manchester, July 2016)

Also on July (2016) I photographed the fantastic Hazard festival in St Ann’s Square Manchester. Hazard saw 14 art installations in and around the square. I photographed almost all of … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Edinburgh Festival Fringe #edfringe #edfringe2016 – recommended shows

My Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience begins tomorrow (Weds, Aug 17, 2016). Through Twitter, I asked for show recommendations. Most of these came from people I know, some of these are … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

UCLan’s Fieldwork Photography Forum (featuring performance photography by Garry Cook)

Less than 12 hours after Pub Karaoke Photography Exhibition made it’s debut in Sheffield, I performed it again at the University of Central Lancashire’s Fieldwork Photography Forum (November 2015). You … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pub Karaoke Photography Exhibition at Scratch Preston

Getting people to look at photography is hard enough at the best of times. When it’s published in the form of an exhibition and it is also documentary photography, that … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment