FROM THE ARCHIVE
I’ve been going through my photos to enter a Nikon Photo Contest International, and I’m pretty pleased with the four I’ve selected. One of them is the Tim Kring shot I put up recently as part of my LA posts but the other three are a photo I took of the canalside at Bristol back in May at night without my flash, a photo near Hampton Court by the river with this strange ominous cloud overhead almost like a blanket and a photo I took of Nelson’s Column at some point earlier this year (can’t remember when). I take a lot of photos (not as many as Gary but still quite a lot) so I forget what I’ve taken and sometimes I do take some good shots. Here are the three I’ve entered into this competition…









GO WEST YOUNG MAN 2008 PART TWO
So Saturday was a great day at the show. We rolled up at our table at the Commonwealth Museum and waited for the hordes to descend. After a slow start, the hall began filling up pretty rapidly and we made lots of sales on the first day. I had to leave the table to do two panels on Saturday, the first was with Dave Taylor and Walter Simonson and that was the Studio Space panel and the second was with Walter again but wife Louise was there too. I interviewed Walter and Weezie about their career(s) and we discussed Weezie’s time at Warren, their work on X-Factor and a few other things. The weather was still very very hot so we were like ants under a magnifying glass in the hall so it was nice to get out of there and go to the Ramada, where the talks took place, because it was air-conditioned. So Saturday night we skipped the Eagles and went to an Indian restaurant called Old India with my brother, Gary, Andy Colman, Dave Baillie, Chris Weston and a friend of his called Rich. It was pretty good but the service was very slow. We then walked back to the Ramada but didn’t have a late night as we were working at the show and it’s pretty exhausting behind a table. So here are some more photos for you: St Mary Redcliffe at night, by the canalside in Bristol, by Baldwin Bridge in Bristol, St Mary Redcliffe in the piercing blue sky and the fluffy clouds and the sculpture in front (I got a little obsessed with it as we stayed right next to it), Gary at the table, the turn-out for the Studio Space panel and Paul Rainey and friend…