Fiona England is mum to 11 year old Dan who has Down's Syndrome. Fiona is 50 years old in December and in anticipation of this she's aiming to swim 50K - in 5 epic 10K swims - in rivers, lakes and the sea to raise money for charity.
Brighton & Hove are well known for being creative and arty seaside locations on the south coast of England. I love the streets and it's people, having covered many photo assignments there, I really thought I had seen it all. That was until one night last week when I discovered the Talking Lamp Posts!
The Kent town of Ramsgate commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, recently with a weekend of war time themed events. A Spitfire gave a fly past, bands played and 1940s music filled the air as visitors mixed with historical re-enactors dressed as WW2 soldiers along the quayside. However the highlight of the weekend for me and the reason I was attending with my cameras was to photograph the returning Dunkirk Little Ships.
The 8th of May 2015 marked the 70th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) and the end of the second world war in Europe. Many of the services and events were held in London, however local communities were also encouraged to take part. Remembering the old black and white photographs taken at the time I wanted to document a community street party for myself and so I headed along the coast to Portsmouth in Hampshire to see if I could find one.
I have always lived near the sea and whenever possible I grab my camera and head down to the beach to clear my head and take some photos. In Worthing there's a pier which I have photographed many times before however recently I wanted to try something different. I not only wanted to capture the look of the pier but I also wanted to record the sounds……
Built in the late 1930's, Saltdean Lido looks rather unloved and sorry for it's self as you catch a glimpse of it whilst traveling along the A259 coast road in East Sussex, UK. This derelict art deco Lido has been closed for several years with only local seagulls able to enjoy the open air swimming pool. Once a must go to place for holiday makers during the golden age of the 1930's over 160 Lido's where built across the UK.
Late winter 2014 and after a photography shoot on the Isle Of Wight I grabbed my cameras and went top side of the Wightlink Ferry as it left the small village of Fishbourne. The light was fading fast and with night drawing in the other passengers soon settled down inside the large cabin with their warm cappuccinos. They must have thought me mad as I explored the deck of the ship stopping every now and again to take my photos