I am a bit obsessed.

I work (as you must know if read my blog) at Canary Wharf. I have done for the best part of 30 years. I think I am getting a bit obsessed as a lot of my photography is done there. Anyway last week I was photographing a party on a river boat. Still I managed to get some shots of 20 Fenchurch Street (one of our projects), and Canary Wharf. 

It just had to be done! 

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Brunnnnooooooo

I met Frank Bruno a month or so ago and he is a really lovely fella.

He was back at Canary Wharf today for a book signing. Looking very dapper and not aged a bit since he was in the ring. 

2017 Frank Bruno

2017 Frank Bruno

2017 Frank Bruno

2017 Frank Bruno

2017 Frank Bruno

2017 Frank Bruno

2017 Frank Bruno

2017 Frank Bruno

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It may not be December but Christmas has arrived

I know that shops kick up the Christmas campaigning almost after the kids go back to school after the summer holidays these days. Normally I would be tearing my hair out. I definitely wouldn’t be putting up decorations at home till well into December but the ones in the malls at Canary Wharf are lovely. 

Richard Bragg from RJB Floral Designs has done an amazing job. I think my favorites are the ceiling decs.  

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Old Flo returns to the East End

After a long break up north Old Flo – or to call her by her proper title Draped Seated Woman makes a return to the East End of London. Henry Moore sold her at a very discounted rate so that the people of the East End of London could have her. For the next five years she will stay at Canary Wharf before being moved to a permanent location. 

Welcome home Flo. 

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Opps been a while

Been neglecting the blog. Sorry. 

Life sometimes gets in the way. As much as I love Summer I hate Winter. The dark nights the cold, just not for me. The one good thing about the winter is that you don’t have to say up late or get up at stupid o’clock for sunrise and sunsets. Hoping to get some lovely winter light when its not grey and horrible like today.

Another lovely thing about the end of winter is the colours. Living in London you might think you don’t get to enjoy Autumn you really can. 

 

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Studio time. Not exactly what I had planned to the Bank Holiday weekend.

I shouldn’t be shocked, but I cannot believe how selfish some people can be. To request a Bank Holiday session then not to show up and not to respond to messages. 
Well not happening again. Every client is going to have to pay for the session at the time of booking or there wont be a session. I am in the fortunate position that this is my passion not my  job. So bills are paid regardless of if people book or not. 
Anyway studio was all set up so took my beautiful granddaughter down for a quick session. 

Every cloud and all that………

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Summers here

I love summer – even when its too hot to sleep. This year so far its not been bad. Not enough summers storms though. I love thunder and lightning. Still one of my ambitions to to photograph a lightning strike.  This is the new Grandstand bar and summer screen in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf. 

Grab your ice creams while Wimbledon is still on !!!

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I absolutely love LONDON

There have been so many horrible horrible things happening in London and Manchester. Some people think living in a big city must be nightmarish. I have to say I love it. I LOVE London.  It doesn’t seem to matter what gets thrown at Londoners they get their heads down and crack on with life. On Monday I had to make a trip up to the South Bank. The sun was blazing and the tourists were out in force. Trip up their was hellish on the overcrowded hot train, had a bit of light relief when a lady opened her bottle of iced water and spilt some on me. It that heat it felt wonderful. On the way back to work I took to the water. We are lucky enough to have a boat at work the guys came along the river to pick me up. Would be rude not to take photos on the way back don’t you thing? 

 

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Not posted much but just want to say I LOVE LONDON

It all seems to be bad news at the moment. Especially with the horrific events in Manchester and London. The today the horrifying images from the fire at Grenfell Tower.

With every horrific story comes tales of heroism and selfless acts in trying to help save others. 

I have lived in London since I was 12 and I have to say I have never been more proud to say I am a Londoner

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British Lionhearts v French Fighting Roosters – World Series Boxing

Last night we went to see the British Lionhearts GB Boxing Team fight for a place in the semi finals of the World Series Boxing against the French Fighting Roosters.

There had been a promo event at Canary Wharf the day before and the lads were lovely and determined to win.  That’s exactly what they did.  Congratulations GB Boxing

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