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Yet again there has been an extended silence from me. What can I say, I’ve been busy with other things and somehow blogging always comes low on the priorities.

Last year I finally got my act together and got my work written up  to submit and subsequently graduate with a BA in Photography from the Open College of the Arts.

The culmination of that degree work was North East Topographica for which I also produced a book.

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Redcar Races Ladies’ Day

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Appleby Horse Fair 2012

Having visited Horden Horse Fair last year, this year I succumbed to peer pressure by visiting Appleby Horse Fair for the first time. I was somewhat reticent as it has become a bit of a Mecca for club photographers. Whether or not my photographs do it justice it was a rewarding day for me. I’ll certainly be back!

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Chinese New Year 2012, Newcastle

Newcastle has a thriving Chinatown centred around the Stowell Street area. On Sunday 29th January the Chinese community treated onlookers to the traditional New Year lion and dragon dances with the backdrop of the Chinese Arch and St James Park. Kung Hey Fat Choi!

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Seaburn Boxing Day Dip 2011

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Occupy Newcastle, 5th November 2011

Since 15th October the group Occupy have been camping out at Grey’s Monument as part of the worldwide anti-capitalist demonstrations. They state that “the current system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust. We need alternatives …”.

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Jarrow March 2011

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Sunderland Pride 2011

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Look North

These images form part of an ongoing project looking at the character and diversity of a variety of Northern folk at work, and play. Hopefully over the course of a year or so it will form the basis of a book and possibly an exhibition.

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Stanhope Show 2011

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