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Inspiration Event

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Dont miss the Inspiration event – Not long after I get back from Alaska and Yukon so plenty of new material and stories…

To book go here… http://changeyou.eventbrite.co.uk

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January 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm

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Tangible

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I did something today that I have not done for a long time… I picked up a newspaper on the tube. I normally read the news on the BBC or Al Jazeera websites and I had forgotten what a pleasure it was to hold paper and read… Now, I know an iPhone is a tangible product but there is something more about paper… Its real. Its organic origins make it more real and different so I will do this more often from now on….. I will add it to my 2013, “Must Do Different” list. And I will start reading my new book this weekend. Its a real book, not on an eBook…

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January 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

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Oman, Truly Raw.

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We are all now back from Oman and the filming project. New Year has passed and the tree will come down this weekend. We also have a puppy to collect! ha…

This last week in Muscat and nearby places has been more beautiful than I could have imagined. The work element was just a privilege and over the next two weeks you will see some of the work released. Other bits you unfortunately will not see but I can assure you it was very special and very beautiful.

But as usual it was not the work or place, alone that made it so special but the people who I was with, met and reunited with that gave me so many memories that photography and filming can never do justice to to. I have always advocated that a photographer does not need a camera or video. Its more about what you “notice” and not what you see or capture.. The camera is just a tool to share that beauty.

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Emily and Becky

My daughter was blown away. A little scared at first when we wandered the souk for the staring eyes unsettled her. But not for long as we talked to shopkeepers and photographed our way with ease. She began to relax until we had a chai in a shop that maybe alone she would not have dreamt of entering…. I chatted to two Bangladeshi men who were delightful and we ordered some bites to eat. More and more Emily and her friend Becky could see the peace and respect that the people had for each other as well as themselves. How friendly everyone is. But also how the staring is merely an inquisitive nature that we all possess when presented with something so different before our eyes…

We met with some old friends who hosted us one evening…… This was one of my most memorable times this last week.

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Royal Race Day – Backstage

Our filming also allowed us many privileges. We filmed horses running in the sea at sunrise, rehearsals of the Royal Cavalry for the Royal Race Day and were permitted access to a different part of Oman. A part equally beautiful, and equally friendly and trusting. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 4, 2013 at 9:05 am