On The Road Again

My friend Chris (he’s in so many of my stories on here you would think we were married πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ – mind we bicker like a married couple!) was supposed to be doing a model shoot yesterday and I was his designated driver. The model cancelled late on Sunday night so rather than waste the day we decided to have a mini road trip to Durham City.

September is often one of the nicest summer months in the UK. Never at it’s hottest, it is usually bright and crisp. So it was yesterday. Durham is having a bit of redevelopment going on (what UK City isn’t) but it isn’t overwhelming. Also still a big draw for tourist groups of course.

Here are a few images I took from the day.

More can be seen on my website Durham Road Trip

You can see Chris Harrison’s pics here Chris – Durham Images

Thanks for reading.

Take care



Another video…

Yes my cinematography skills were called into action again on Friday. My usual partner in crime Chris (see his “stuff” here Chris Harrison Photos ) was doing one of his location model shoots. He asked if I would make a video of them both.

This is the result. (Note – model is tattooed and scantily clad (no nudity tho) and there is a single use of the F word at the beginning.).

Ash – Under The Bridge

Hope you enjoy it. From a technical point of view I think it’s one of my best.

If you like please hit the thumbs up.

Thanks as always


Just two pictures….

…. I thought I would share these with you.

I was shooting at Newcastle Quayside today. I was finishing up and heading home when these two ladies were browsing a stall.

I grabbed the first shot…(she is looking so intently as she thinks she is “in my shot”…not realising she is “the shot”) and kept clicking and captured her (out of focus in shot one) friend as she passed.

Rounded off a fruitful couple of hours photography wise.

Keep shooting and take care


Those interested can see the rest of the days shots here September Images

Newcastle Mela

What is a “Mela” I hear some of you ask?

According to their website it’s

” a free event, based around Pakistani, Bengali, Indian and other South Asian cultures. The event is open to all public and encourages an audience from a variety of backgrounds to attend its annual grand festival. It is a true display of diversity within Newcastle upon Tyne. People come from far and wide to: learn; be entertained; enjoy cuisine; dance to new music; experience fine art and cultures from around the world and meet new people. All this for free and on your doorstep!
With a line up including the hottest contemporary Asian acts as well as traditional displays of music and dance it’s an event which has historically appealed to all ages and races for generations.”.

It’s on over Bank Holiday weekend and I trotted along around 3pm on the Monday hoping to avoid the midday heat. Unfortunately it was still very very hot at 3pm!

But this is really a colourful family occasion with plenty of “phot ops” for us street photographers!

So here is hopefully a flavour of the event and people who make it.

You can see more here on my website Mela images (includes a few “non Mela” ones too). I am still editing so will be adding some more in a couple of days.

Enjoy the sun while it’s here (UK folks).

Keep shooting!


He’s back peddling ..

His bloody videos again!!

I did another one. This one has me actually in it!! That could be a plus or minus I guess?? 🀣🀣

Anyway.. enjoy

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Couple of weeks..

..worth of photos. Involved a road trip to Carlisle and a couple of good days in Newcastle.

Carlisle first –

Then Newcastle. The “dance/performer” images were taken during a little preview for the big Mela (punjabi word for party) event in Newcastle on Bank Holiday weekend. The singer was Juggy D (who has written/sung songs used in a lot of Bollywood movies as well as working with the star of Slumdog Millionaire (who’s name escapes me). The music and dancing was really infectious to be honest. Loved by all.

And finally general street stuff

As always.. thanks for taking the time to look.

Let me know if you think “woah John, far too many photos there!”

It’s just I sometimes shoot a load of stuff. I’m my own worst editor πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

Take care.


Three To Share..

I normally blast your eyeballs with a lot of photos on my irregular blog posts on here.

This time a change of tack.

Just 3 from Saturday. Mainly because I just think they stood out for some reason or other ☺️.

All shot in Newcastle as usual.

If you want to see the rest…Latest Images

Until next time. Keep shooting.