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Seabird

There’s a song that was introduced to me quite some time back. Introduced by someone I keenly listen to – and very much to my benefit. He has not only a knack for patience but a wonderfully eloquent affection for music.

It’s called Seabird, by the Alessi Brothers. It’s extraordinary and has a certain but effortless melancholy, enough to suit your very own and quickly dispel it.

And I have been away from land too long and need to come home…

…so I am back with great excitement and enthusiasm – and a familiar sense of calm and serenity that follows an outpouring of words – not indulged for years.

It’s exciting to be again rolling with the blog-post-punches and expressing a little of my one true love and motivation…other than my most beloved motorbike, of course.

Here’s a few from a recent jaunt to the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Skirrid Mountain it’s called, or to call it by it’s real name, Ysgyryd Fawr or ‘Holy Mountain’.

It’s the first time in years I’ve taken pictures only for myself and me alone. Oh how I loved it, running and darting about, falling over and perspiring energetically.

There’s nothing really more to them than a re-stoked fire, picking up a fiercer flame.

And that’s the beauty.

 

 

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Visual Research

A large part of what I do centres about visual research. You receive the brief, the location of where you’re to be shooting and then the you’re off, on towards your destination to illustrate the story using both video and stills.

Simple and I love it.

The following photos and showreel are a small example of what I love best…visual storytelling.

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Max Roach Park, Brixton

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Max Roach Park, Brixton

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Paris

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Edmonton, London

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Docklands Riders, Royal Docks, London

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Eurostar, Brussels

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Royal Marines, Polzeath, Cornwall

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Royal Marines, Polzeath, Cornwall

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Leadenhall Market

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Fight for Peace, Royal Docks

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Cuts protest, Barbican, London

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Guardsman, London

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New York

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Harlem, New York

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Guardsman’s feet, Bramley

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Brick Lane Music Hall, Royal Docks

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Brick Lane Music Hall, Royal Docks

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Guardsman, London

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Shopping, Edmonton, London

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Underground, London

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Guard, London

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Bicycle Festival, Homerton, London

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Flowers near Olympic Park, Stratford, London

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Supper club, London

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Riots, London

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Riots, London

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Shoot, London

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Shoot, London

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Alexa Chung, London

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Guardsman on exercise, Bramley

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Recycling near Warren Street, London

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The tip, north London

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Supper club, London

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Craig Charles, London

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Burma Star veteran, London

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Guard, London

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Guardsmen

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Anthony Lambert OBE and Royal Marine Ben McBean, Cornwall

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Guards, Doncaster

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Repatriation, Royal Wottoon Bassett

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France

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Guardsman, Longmoor

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High School football, Chicago

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Dawn Attack, Salisbury Plain

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Dawn Attack, Salisbury Plain

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Guards, Salisbury Plain

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Queen and Equerries, London

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Guards, Bramley

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Chinese supermarket, Royal Docks, London

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02/09/2013 · 19:16

Cornish Wave IV

For four years now Anthony Lambert OBE has organised an informal, cathartic and hugely exciting few days down in Polzeath, Cornwall. Spinning dits, surfing and a healthy quantity of port reign supreme in what has become a regular and necessary meeting of friends.

A great grouping of wounded Royal Marines, Surf Action grafters and a few lads similar to myself comprise this wonderful lot. It really is a feature of the year and the best, most extraordinary, aspect of this meeting is witnessing the incredible progress made by lads brutally affected by war. It is absolutely inspirational to see their immense strength in adversity and optimism in place of despair. My hat goes off to you lads.

I could only stay a day so photos are limited – and I couldn’t even get in the sea!

Welcome to CW IV.

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COLDSTREAM

Welcome to a PDF book of an imploded project.

Very much to my chagrin this work has fizzled and popped into little more than nothing at all. Consequently I ve decided to make a small photo essay of the photos taken to date.

I am frustrated, annoyed and hunting for a resolution!

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Hard-earned/Well-deserved

Last week a dear friend of mine was awarded an OBE. It was hard-earned and well-deserved!

Surgeon Commander Anthony Lambert OBE has dedicated enormous amounts of his life to wounded servicemen (and NHS patients) – from the operating theatres out in Camp Bastion to the surfing shores of Cornwall. Known informally as ‘Doc’, his extraordinary efforts have undoubtedly made a remarkable difference to the lives of many broken lads and his determination to not just stand-by seems to increase exponentially, year on year.

The Medics Rugby Challenge is an annual event organised by Doc. Do take a look.

Welcome to his surprise party:

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Doc and Andy Grant, an ex-Marine and former patient - now a great friend.

Doc and Andy Grant, an ex-Marine and former patient – now a great friend.

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A very proud Lambert family

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Anthony’s son ‘spinning a dit’

Well done Anthony! He’ll never wear the bloody thing.

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The Collectors Convention

Never have I had the opportunity (nor the thought) to explore the meticulous world of collecting…

…until last month.

An underground car park found mere metres from Charing Cross tube station was our port of call – and the collectors present our subjects of the morning.

Coins, stamps, postcards and cap badges were in absolute abundance.

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Footy

Last week I had to shoot some video and stills as part of a project commissioned for a sports brand. It involved visiting two junior football clubs in both north and south London.

Great fun it was.

Here are some photos.

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