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.

Category Archives: Lancashire

Photographing Fags, Freaks and Fighting by Garry Cook

This is the press release for Photographing Fags, Freaks and Fighting: Press release Unique live-art performance photography show June 29, 2015 A photojournalist is bringing photography into the theatre in … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Photography workshop in Preston, Lancashire

I’m about to launch a workshop called Get Publicity Now!. It’s about getting publicity for your event or business. It will be held in Preston on the morning of March … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Penwortham Town Gala (2013)

Parade! It’s parade season in Britain where communities come out in force to watch floats full of kids, brass bands and outrageous self-promotion by local businesses. I ignored the children … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Preston Guild 2012 First Proclamation

Preston Guild is held once every 20 years. It’s the only Guild celebration in the country.  The Guild was first started in 1179 by local traders, craftsmen and merchants. Known … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee party at Read and Simonstone, Lancashire

*By the way, one of the boys won the porcelain doll in the Guess the Name competition. She’s called Carrie. The other one of the boys was winning the bowling … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Midland Hotel in Morecambe Lancashire, a retrospective

The Midland Hotel in Morecambe is a Grade II listed building which has captured public fascination in recent years. It’s the Art Deco style which has made it so loved.Restored … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do you believe in Christmas? In Blackburn? In November?

FESTIVE ADVERTORIAL: Merry Christmas! by Garry Cook, a documentary photography project now in its second year. END OF FESTIVE ADVERTORIAL (thanks for your time).Believe it not – and believe me … Continue reading

November 19, 2010 · Leave a comment