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Blackpool Destination Guide

Blackpool Destination Guide 2014 Editorial Photography by Yannick Dixon

Back in September 2013 I received an email from graphic designer Gemma Alderson of Visit Blackpool kindly asking to use one of my photographs from Blackpool Airshow 2010. She wanted to feature it along with some written copy about Blackpool’s annual airshow display across a double page spread in the Blackpool Destination Guide 2014.

Gemma found my photograph of the Breitling Wingwalkers on my Flickr page (if you have a Flickr account feel free to add me) and had some very kind words about my work. I’m always keen to help promote Blackpool in anyway I can (plus I’m a sucker for flattery!), so I agreed to my photograph being used in the Blackpool Destination Guide. I received my copy of the guide a couple of weeks ago and last night I finally got round to photographing it in the studio so that I can share my work with you all.

Blackpool Airshow 2010

Blackpool Airshow Display By Yannick Dixon Photographic Works

On Sunday 8th August 2010 thousands of people gathered on Blackpool beach to admire a fabulous air display.

The event took place between South and Central piers just after 4pm and began with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which featured a historic Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber.

The Breitling Wing Walkers (the world’s only formation wing-walking team) were also there and, to conclude the airshow, the RAF Red Arrows Formation Team performed a spectacular aerobatic display.

Blackpool Revellers

Blackpool Revellers By Professional Photographer Yannick Dixon

This photograph entitled Blackpool Revellers is semi-inspired by the article Personal Projects Can Make A Difference written by Grant Scott for Professional Photographer magazine as it inspired me to take a closer look at the current direction of my photographic practice and, more importantly, to continue shooting new images for my personal projects. Like many photographers, personal work is the driving force behind my creative inclinations and an important aspect of any artistic practice.

The Living Statue

Living Statue In Blackpool

Walk along the promenade near Blackpool’s Central Pier and you’re likely to encounter a living statue, one of a number of street performers providing light entertainment for the tourists.

Blackpool is synonymous with providing popular entertainment for the masses, but I want to explore what is available on street level (there is more to the town’s ‘pleasure identity’ than The Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Tower).

This location around Central Pier is a popular hot spot for local street vendors, performers and beggars as there are usually many passers-by along the promenade.

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