Jamie Johnson at Meadow Lane

Jamie Johnson at Meadow Lane

Jamie Johnson is back! My three boys love watching the tv series so it was an extra bonus to be asked by Notts County to capture them filming at Meadow Lane (aka the Hawksworth United home ground) last year. Catch the latest series here on the BBC iPlayer.  

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The Pianist

The Pianist

HERE IS A SERIES OF BRIEF stories about people who follow a passion – starting with my mum! Jacqueline Frances Anderson is a pianist. She loves the piano. As a child there was always the sound of the piano being played. Away from home she was accompanying singers, choirs, sometimes playing in her local church and occasionally getting to play in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Festival Hall in London. Now in her 80’s she still plays most days and still performs – currently going into old people’s homes to play for residents. My three boys and I went to watch her play recently. The highlights for my boys was possibly the constant stream of sweets being offered to them by a lady on the front row but for me it was to see the look of joy and reverie on some of the faces of those watching….

Portrait of Len

Portrait of Len

I was shooting in my sister’s kitchen up in Harrogate for the exceptional Tipple Tails fruit cake range a couple of weeks ago. Whilst there my brother in law’s father Len popped in on a visit. He’s a total gentleman and a character! After finishing the cakes (photographing not eating!) I had one minute before needing to rush back to pick up the kids from school. This is what I got. I love this photo – I reckon it simply tells you a lot about Len without needing words…..