Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Rusty has been waiting for one more award in the BPE National Exhibitions and has finally done it with one extra award spare in the Bromsgrove National Exhibition. This means that he has had over 500 exhibition acceptances in total (600+ in reality), plus 50 awards since gaining his BPE5*.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Paul Mason ~ World's fattest man


now weighing 70st and costing

the taxpayer nearly £100,000 per year.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Autumn at Losehill Hall

Taken through the bathroom window of Losehill Hall

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Losehill Hall

We had a lovely weekend at Losehill Hall meeting up with a couple of old friends along with making a few new ones. We were invited by the YPU to do some lectures and workshops here and we were looked after very well. I hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as Russ and I did.

Whilst at Losehill Hall, I was persuaded to model for the group on the Saturday afternoon by Robert, captured himself on camera by Rusty.
But being such a shy and introverted soul that I am, I don't know how I managed it!

Should have gone to Spec Savers

We arrived late Friday night and only managed to see the tail end of fellow lecturers Clive Haynes and Martin Addison's talk. This particular display consisted of a panel of 3D images needing these green and red lensed glasses to view them correctly.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Ready for baby 'Sky'

Went to Lucretia and Clive's for a lovely meal. Lucretia showed us the new Nursery ready for 'Sky'.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Finished judging the Shrewsbury Open Exhibition of projected images yesterday, alongside fellow selectors Ralph Duckett & Rusty Lindsay. It was a long day but a very enjoyable one. The standard was extremely high amongst the two and half thousand entries received and some tough decisions had to be made. Congratulations to all who had work accepted and special congratulations to the award winners. All well deserved.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Too Wild?

Too Wild?
Originally uploaded by An Old Barbie Doll

Deemed too extreme for 'Family viewing' ! for 7Daysofshooting This was photographed at the London International Tattoo Convention where children maybe rare but are allowed in. They would have seen far worse than this in reality and not just a photograph of a comical stage set up. Are we really still living in the dark ages? Have we not moved forward to the 21st Century yet?

Perhaps I am either very naive or plain amoral, as I see nothing wrong with this image. It's just a bit of fun.

Shiny see through hair

Taken at the London International Tattoo Convention. Not everyone is either tattooed or extreme, but this is the ideal venue to photograph willing models of all styles whether competitors, vendors or purely visitors.