Category Archives: Commission

LeftCoast is a one of twenty-one Creative People and Places programmes supported by Arts Council England that is delivering a pioneering programme of arts and cultural activity across Blackpool and Wyre which aims to enrich the lives of those who live, work and visit here.

As part of it’s cultural arts programme, LeftCoast in partnership with Without Walls Associate Touring Network hosted the breath-taking As The World Tipped by Wired Aerial Theatre at Blackpool Cricket Club. A truly powerful piece of world-class aerial theatre it really is great that LeftCoast brought this to Blackpool and offered it as a free event for all of Blackpool to enjoy.

I was commissioned by LeftCoast as their photographer for the Saturday performance of As The World Tipped and was hired to create an image gallery to show both audiences arriving at the Cricket Club on the night, the pre-show entertainment and As The World Tipped itself.

The Vintage Wardrobe is a new start-up retail business offering the finest hand-picked vintage clothing to lovers of vintage fashion around the world.

Founded in 2012 by owner and vintage connoisseur Sameera Al-Hilley the business has quickly made a name for itself as one of the best one-stop shops for all things vintage in Blackpool and the Fylde coast.

Specialising in beautiful and unique one-off pieces from the 1960s through to the 1990s The Vintage Wardrobe can be found at vintage fairs across the UK and online at www.thevintagewardrobe.com.

Today I’m pleased to present to you a selection of photographs commissioned to celebrate the wedding of my friends Ross and Rachel.

I’ve known Ross since our university days studying BA (Hons) Photography in Blackpool, so I was both delighted and honoured to be chosen as his wedding photographer.

Their wedding ceremony took place at St. Bede’s RC Church in Durham followed by the reception at the Hallgarth Hotel & Country Club in Darlington on the 4th May 2013. You should know that Ross is a very successful freelance wedding photographer himself (check out his website here), so there was a tad more pressure than I usually feel when photographing a wedding.

Walls Have Voices is an anthology of specially commissioned new writing by local Blackpool writers that was created through a series of site-specific writing workshops exploring the ‘off the beaten track’ built heritage of the town.

The writers visited the Grundy Art Gallery, Central Library, the Grand Theatre and Layton Cemetery with their mentors Eleanor Rees and Zoe Lambert and took part in writing tasks that ignited imaginative reactions to place, explored how we can apply language to the physical environment to see it anew and how society thinks about the value of public space.