Because of a year and a half of intermittent lockdowns and travel restrictions my photography has been based around Newquay. At first it seemed as if penned in, but with time this has proved to be a positive and now I set off to take photos having to look further or longer at things in the hope of seeing something new. Of course this time of year offers plenty of new things in terms of people visiting and staying for summer, not always what I gravitate towards but it gets so crowded it's difficult to get pictures without people being in them. Now a pattern is developing it seems I end up in the harbour most days.
21 June 2021
A few shots from around Newquay just before the the high season starts. Numbers grow with early holidays and seasonal escape from other towns and cities, long daylight hours along with warm weather encourage people to spent more time outside...some have no other choice.
14 June 2021
Enjoying some test prints with my new box of A3 Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm). I have used this paper for a long time with the superb art printers I use and their 11 colour large format printer, they have consistently produced high quality prints of my work in many sizes up to A1. I just received a box of this paper (A3) for my portfolio, tests and sketch/scrap book, so far very happy with the results I'm getting with some of my photographs.
9 June 2021
A few photos from last week.
Last week was very busy in Newquay with an influx of visitors down for the school half term, the fine weather made it ideal to spend time on the beach and it was a taste of the summer to come.
It is good to see people enjoying and respecting the beautiful Cornish coastline, for those that don't, don't bother with the journey down, go dump in your own front room.
5 June 2021
I always liked the idea of a handwritten logo/header but despite all the fonts out there, never found something I could settle on. The obvious thing to do was put pen to paper and rattle off something for myself in a couple of minutes, but it didn't quite unfold like that.
It is easy to write 'Sleepless ink' a few times, but to get it to be usable I found difficult. Somewhere in the enjoyable flow of writing, a rouge letter would constantly upset the outcome. A more considered approach was needed, a grid, pencil, pen, slow and fast attempts, repeat, repeat, repeat.
The new header is the result.