A very happy Matt Banks Crompton picks up the canvasses of Bobby and Katie.
due to popular demand, I will soon be launching a range of t shirts,
hoodies etc. that you can all purchase. Watch this space, very
Great to work along side the very talented chef Lisa Allen from Northcote Manor this morning.
Christmas is now lost in the dim and distant past and the memories of buying and receiving the perfect gift too. Except for the Hartley family who, as you can see, are still delighted with theirs!
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun…..and a morning blizzard. As you can see, surprisingly I wasn’t alone. Anyone recognise the dog? And is that bigfoot?
Yesterday was a very, very cold day in New York City. So the shooting time was minimal due to camera batteries dying quickly and even my fingers freezing to the lens. That will teach me to wipe my nose with my fingers! Should’ve used my sleeve. Lunch at Bubby’s of matzo chicken soup and tacos was very welcome. Some of these shots were taken from the High Line which gives a great vantage point of the City. This will be part of my New York Holiday Workshop in April. Why not join me when hopefully it will be a little warmer. Go to www.philgarlington.com for more information.
For many this time of year is cold, dark and miserable. But to me it’s the time when the skies are spectacular and the landscapes become more interesting with the skeletal trees and misty mornings. This shot was taken one wet and foggy Saturday night a couple of years ago. I managed to persuade Philippa to indulge my creative urges to take advantage of the fog and we headed to the nearest park where I had noticed the street lamps on a previous occasion. The shot was lit with the car headlights. Thank you Philippa for giving up the warmth and the cozy sofa!
Excuse me God, how am I supposed to drive when you distract me with this?
Recently I have had the pleasure of photographing families who’s children attend The Hillside School for Children With Autism. From a photographer’s point of view, this clearly comes with obvious challenges especially when the children all differ tremendously. But as with all children, it is often best to allow them to do their own thing and express themselves as these pictures of beautiful Charlotte show.
This picture was taken a few years ago in New York and is close to my heart because it was my first attempt at Street Photography. Interestingly, I wasn’t looking to shoot street work which begs the question – Why?
The answer is something I should always consider before I press the shutter. What is the story? I was clearly inspired to take this because there seemed to be something going on, not only outside the shop, but inside that I couldn’t see. The image pricks the curiosity of the viewer and holds their attention which is surely the aim of any photograph or photographer.