Another brilliant year at Playgroup Festival near Tunbridge Wells. It has it all. The food. The fun times. The friends. Even the weather didn’t bring it down. I did another review for eFestivals (but also check out last year’s review), and took some more Kodak moments, mostly of all the brilliant costumes from the fun lovin’ crowd. Read the eFestival review here and look at most of the picas some of the on the eFestival’s website and well as my personal favourite snaps on my own Flickr.
If you have never been… next year, just go 🙂
More wordy goings on from me. Back in May I went to Helsinki for a sight-seeing weekend away, and I loved the city so much that I wrote an alternative travel feature for Hound magazine. The mag is aimed at discerning young creative types, packed with musical interviews, reviews, fashion spreads, illustrations and features. The mag is free and distributed mostly in Brighton, but you can also read the publication online.
I provided some words and the photography, although there was also a lovely illustration by Ryan Humphrey. Time to pack your bags and go to Finland!
I got back earlier this week from a long European weekend away in Spain; a girly hen weekend with some of my oldest friends. There was a lot relaxing on the beaches in Salou – just 2 hours south of Barcelona on the Costa Dorada – spent a very fun day at a water park, and I was a tour guide for my group around Barcelona for the last day. There is a fabulous market in the middle of Las Ramblas called Boqueria Market, I would urge anyone to go visit; firstly for the food and secondly for the photos. Check out my Flickr to see the rest of my snaps from the holiday
I had a new photo toy that I took out with me for the trip, an electronic photo clicker for use with my tripod. It meant that I could take extra sharp photos, particularly at night, which was really useful for when I found these beautiful multi-coloured night fountains in Salou, that made beautiful patterns in the water. These might be my favourite abstract snaps to date 🙂
It’s wedding season! I have attended two of four this year already (nobody die please!), which means I have been a) drinking far too much champagne, b) hanging out with lots of lovely people and c) trying to take lots of lovely photos. The above was crying out for an animated Gif, the Groom at wedding number 2 with the groom Paul, very excitedly hugging his guests after the beautiful wedding ceremony. Afterwards was a cute village fete reception with games, including a coconut shy, which I painfully fell into during a family tug or war. Ouch! But such a lovely day. Congratulations Paul and Lauren!
Check out a selection of the best on Flickr and the the entire album for Friends on Facebook.
This time last week I was in Helsinki. Bosskite had a gig in the motherland of Skwee, so I went along to help carry the gear and have a mini break in Finland. Helsinki may be expensive, but a beautiful design mecca, oozing culture and character. Here are some of my best snaps from the weekend.
Check out the rest of my snaps at my Flickr.