Category: Bradford

September 2, 2017 / / Architecture

You can’t always get the weather you want on a test shoot – but somehow, bradford suits this kind of sky. It’s got this old yortkshire stone architedtue going on – yellow stones stacked up to make mills and shops. Pair that with blubous grey clouds and you have an appropriate look… maybe not the one the tourist industry were after! This was all done with a brand new Canon 17mm Tilt Shift lens, you can read more about it and buy one if you click on its picture  …

February 23, 2014 / / Blog

Real Ale on the UP! Real ale is on the up – micro breweries are springing up all over the UK, nowhere more so than in Yorkshire. Every small town seems to have it’s own brewery producing everything from pale ales to dark porters. Ossett, Salamander, Daleside, Rooster’s, Leeds Brewery, Wharfbank, Saltaire, Wendworth, Copper Dragon, York Brewery, Acorn, Goose Eye, Bradfield, Kelham Island and Ilkley… just a few to look out for if you’re after a great pint. Celebrate in Style We went to celebrate the UK’s finest ales at…

July 19, 2013 / / Bradford

We’ve been supporting One Britain One Nation (OBON) for a while now, a campaign started by former police inspector Kash Singh, to bring people from ALL communities together in celebration of being British. This event at the Aagrar Midpoint centre at Thornbury saw giants of the local restaurant business unite behind Kash by the ceremonial raising of the OBON flag. This is the start of a busy month culminating a series of events on August 11th where churches, mosques and temples throughout the UK will join restaurants and businesses in…

June 23, 2013 / / Bradford

      Hardeep @ Keyhouse Kitchen Opening The World Curry Festival’s star, Hardeep Singh Kohli, came to the opening of the new training kitchen at Bradford’s Keyhouse – a venue which helps house and train the homeless of the area. The kitchen is a new project to help train the homeless grow and cook their own food. A great event and a great cause, love shooting events like these. The star of the weekend gave generously of his time, a very passionate and moving speech about his journey with…

May 7, 2013 / / Bradford

Bah T’at Most people go Bah T’at on Ilkley Moor, subject of this Yorkshire Photo Locations post, these days – except the climbers in their helmets. The Cow and Calf is an outcrop of rock on Ilkley Moor, the Cow being a large rock, the calf being an boulder which stands a few feet away from the Cow. I guess that’s the reason for the name! Photographic potential? Well the main things are… Wonderful vista over Wharfdale Intricate rock carvings from upto 150 years ago People shots The rocks are pretty…

April 16, 2013 / / Architecture

Don’t Look Down! When Richard Sara-Gray said that we may be able to get a decent view of Bradford, I never realised I’d be on top of the ice rink, looking down from over 150 feet onto the very heart of the city!       So up we went on a cold, windy but occasionally beautiful day – armed with everything from the 17-40 F4 to the 500mm L lens.   Here are the shots I created from up there – in a really fulfilling 2 hours of discovery… it’s grim…

February 13, 2013 / / Architecture

Bradford has a bad press. It’s one of those places which offers so much, yet never seems to escape that image of desperation. The thing is, there is so much on offer to the Photographer that it’s well worth a look. Here are a few gems to enjoy…   Bradford City Hall – full of statues of british monarchs City Park – the UK’s best urban fountain and light show Little Germany – just off the centre, a collection of beautiful buildings in a confined space. Look up and you’ll see…

May 8, 2012 / / Blog

Cake for Charity! One of our good friends from Bingley, Chrisse Carlton, runs a fantastic annual event to raise money for the MS Society. There was a real buzz at the venue, “Foundry Hill Bar”, with people bringing and buying an amazing array of cakes and other treats. We’ve not heard how much money was raised yet, but what a great, fun way to help out such an amazing charity. Here’s a few shots of the lovely cakes from the day – the one with Saltaire Brewery beer in was…

March 28, 2012 / / Architecture

Bradford City Park 12 months ago you’d have seen few people enjoying themselves in Bradford city centre on a summer’s afternoon, but with the new City Park by the Town Hall, it’s all change. One the warmest March day in years, we saw the area full of local mums with kids, office worker and students, all watching the fountains glisten in the sunshine.

March 23, 2012 / / Architecture

Photos from the Midland Hotel, Bradford The Midland Hotel is an architectural gem in Bradford. Had a meeting there today and managed to spend a bit of time capturing a small part of the building – the main hall way near reception. Looking forward to working with the hotel to put Bradford on it’s walls, and in the meantime, here is a selection of shots, all taken with an 85mm F1.8 lens.