Today like many other men in Medway I stood in the Castle grounds of Rochester cheering on my wife and 2000 other brave women who ran, walked and crawled the 5km to show Cancer the two-fingered salute. Great idea having the start and finish line where the stairs lead up to the castle. I pitched my spot high above the crowd to capture the warm ups and wacky outfits adorned with signs amd mementoes to whom and why they were running. These kind of events I feel not only raise money but bring people together in ways that remind them that they are not alone in their fight nor are they alone in their loss.
My pics, enjoy and well done ladies
update for previous post http://obi3380.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/photoshoot-rock-chick-rachel/
Studio shots of various facial expressions with Rachel.
Finally got back in the studio after a bit of a break this last month for a spot of portraiture. Felt like adding a bit of colour and over exposure for a slick “Rock-chick” look. Many thanks to Ratchet for stepping in
Big congrats to all who took part during the festival and the Monday march. Hear is a few shots of those many wacky faces.
Probably our first decent weekend of great weather this year and what a way to spend it! The sweeps is something I relish every May often starting with the Gordon hotel real Ale festival for a spot of Saturday sampling. Nelson’s Blood stood out as always with its strong ruby “memory loss” effect that kinda made it hard to even remember what went in my tankard after. A cider blew me away this year, Lunatickle was in clear breach of advertising standards as the 6.4 sweet nectar was more of a punch than a tickle. Delicious.
Day two was a far more sensible affair as my wife and I strolled through town nursing our hangovers with sweet-toothed beverages and a picnic for the castle. Many a Morris dancer’s bell, sticks, shouts and musical accordion could be heard as they displayed their skills and expressions to the huge crowds attending.
After a much needed break from the crowd and our bellies full of picnic and soda we left the garden grounds to watch The Furry Lovelickers play at the Singapora Lounge and chat with all the excellent folk in the Medway music scene. Nice seeing you all!
It as been one of my best weekends in quite a long time and as soon as I’ve posted this I’m out the door and heading back to watch the parade. Hope you all had a great weekend.
What an epic night as Medway was treated to a full onslaught of ear-banging from the brilliant talents of Wildfowl, The Furry Love Lickers, The Muswells and the Mourning Birds as they opened for Crybaby Special’s official debut album ’No Excuses’ launch.
Facebook/The Furry Lovelickers
Bit of press thanks to the awesome band Tank Trap who won the Isle of Wight competition beating 2000 bands!! The article was published in the Gravesend Messenger and included an image from the studio shoot at Nucleus arts centre Chatham. Great stuff.