Every autumn we see the annual scramble for tickets to Glastonbury festival. On October 9, 2016 tickets for the 250,000 capacity Glastonbury festival sold out in just 35 minutes. Of course, that is not the end of the road for Glastonbury fans. The official Glastonbury festival lineup will be released in the next couple of weeks. Shortly after that, fans who now find that they no longer wish to attend, can cancel their attendance and their Glastonbury tickets will be offered for resale on the official Glastonbury website. There will, of course, be a scramble for the Glastonbury ticket re-sale, but would fans be better advised to go elsewhere, for example to Bearded Theory Festival?
What a very appropriate daily prompt I see today. A one word prompt that sums up my summer. The fact is that I have been so crazy busy for the last four months that my blog has taken a back seat. My dilemma has been that something has to give and sadly paid work has to take priority over writing for fun.
There is a great deal of irony because it was this WordPress blog that directly led me into the world I now inhabit. I began writing here to give myself a creative outlet after being forced to take early retirement on the grounds of ill health (depression.)
I now find myself writing and photographing for two music magazines and an USA based news agency. All of that, my drift into creating art and becoming a professional photographer began right here on WordPress. As a consequence I feel that this little corner of the internet is a part of me, it is largely responsible for me being in a totally creative world and for my current happiness and sense of well-being.
As a bit of fun I present you with another Dilemma. On Saturday I attended an all day photoshoot with four other photographers and six lovely models. During the first part of the day I was shooting a beautiful model dressed as an autumnal Poison Ivy. By coincidence the adjacent room also had a Poison Ivy so we all got together to shoot a slice of double trouble. The Dilemma? How do you choose your favourite Poison Ivy from these two beautiful lady’s?
Weekly Photo Challenge – Quest
I have been so busy this summer that my poor blog has been sadly neglected. Thankfully thing are calming down now so its time to get back into the habit.
A attended a group photo session on Saturday five photographers and six models in a studio housed in an old brewery building. During the shoot I captured these images of two people who had certainly been on a quest!! 😉
Last weekend saw me at what will be my last music festival of this season. One of the joys of festivals for me is wandering around to find the weird and wacky things that are going on and I have to say that Bestival was a joy in this respect.
Sunday was a beautiful day and as I wandered around I came across a band playing New Orleans style Jazz rhythms, I watched fascinated as these two guys performed tumbles and somersaults to the musical background. I was a mighty entertaining few minutes. Enjoy the photographs.
If you were at Tonefest this weekend you may have spotted me lugging my cameras around. The chances are I may have caught you on film (well digital) when you didn’t expect it.
Please have a browse, if you spot yourself and want a copy of the photograph just drop me a line through the contact button above. you are welcome to a free high resolution copy.
One of the UK’s best hardcore band, Feed The Rhino are back following a 12-month absence. Kent bruisers, FEED THE RHINO have announced 4 intimate comeback shows and a new festival appearance.
20 – Bristol – Exchange
21 – London – Boston Music Rooms
22 – Southampton – Joiners
24 – Manchester – Sound Control
25 – Gloucester – Underground Festival
In November 2015, the band announced they were taking a break and cancelled a support slot tour with Sikth, they issued the following statement :
“For the last six years FTR has encompassed the five of our lives, and we have seen and done things that we never thought possible. But behind the scene, normal life carries on, and we all try and juggle the band with our other commitments in life (families, wives, mortgages, businesses etc). The older we have got, and the more successful the band has grown to be, the harder the juggling act has become.
It has come to light in the last few weeks that for some in the band, committing to any more is an impossible task. We need to take a breath from being FTR, to see through an increasingly large mountain of personal commitments so that we can continue with the band next year.”
With their last performance being none other than Reading and Leeds Festival’s main stage, it’s safe to say that the boys have some unfinished business to attend to with frontman, Lee Tobin warning fans of the forthcoming chaos.
“Guys, what can we say? It’s been a while! Playing live has always been a huge part of Feed The Rhino and it’s been way too long. In September, we will be hitting the road to reunite with you. Make sure you don’t miss out. Trust us when we say these shows will not disappoint. Body Armour may be required!”
Before the band’s break, they had just unleashed their new track, “Featherweight” along with a ground-breaking 360˙ video. This was their first new offering since 2014’s juggernaut record “The Sorrow and The Sound”. The band are rumoured to be locked away finishing up where the song left off.
Ticket’s for the band’s newly announced shows will be on sale from Friday 8th July through: www.myticket.co.uk.
This weeks photo challenge is called Opposites and asks us to make two opposing elements come together in one photograph.
I do like to cheat a little on these challenges so thought I would show a photo composite I created this week.