Derby's Caribbean Carnival

Derby’s Caribbean Carnival is a colourful vibrant procession that has in excess of 500 Caribbean carnival troupes from the Midlands and nationally. The carnival is a flagship project that supports community cohesion and diversity in the City of Derby. Many of the troupes spend over a year designing and making the costumes as well as raising funds for the project which can be around £2,000 … Continue reading Derby's Caribbean Carnival

Derby UK | The Oldest Street in Derby – Thorntree Lane

Apparently Thorntree Lane in Derby UK (which happens to be one of my favourite lanes for doing street photography)is the oldest street in Derby going back to the Roman times.  Not sure why most of the buildings down the lane have their backs to it though. Derby is also one of the most haunted cities in England, so be carefull when you walk down this street at night as … Continue reading Derby UK | The Oldest Street in Derby – Thorntree Lane

Bye Bye Co-Op Department Store – Derby

It seems quite sad to see long established stores closing down, due to the economic climate. I have not heard what plans are involved for the building or if any companies are going to take it on. Derby seems to have so many empty shops at the moment and the ones that were empty are now coffee shops or payday loans, bookies and pawn shops … Continue reading Bye Bye Co-Op Department Store – Derby

Format Derby at Work Photowalk (Today)

Format Photography Festival I will be leading a photowalk today and tomorrow for the Format Photography Festival The walk will start at 14:00 from Derby’s Silk Mill and will end at the Chocolate Factory on John Street The Theme for this walk is Derby at Work and Format Festival wants you to contribute to the project or you can add to the project directly derbyatwork.com The Format … Continue reading Format Derby at Work Photowalk (Today)

Billingham Hadley (small) For Fujifilm X-E1 System

I have a lot of camera bags that I have collected over the years, always looking for the “right one” and some others brought for “specific missions” to take the heavy and bulky DSLR’s and associated kit But since buying the Fujifiim X-E1 I have found them to be way too big so been on the hunt for a smaller bag. However I have often … Continue reading Billingham Hadley (small) For Fujifilm X-E1 System

Fujilm X-E1 and 18-55mm Lens – First Impressions

I got a call yesterday saying my Fujifilm X-E1 & XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS lens  had arrived and was waiting for me in my local camera shop, London Camera Exchange in Derby. 2 days early and for £1099.00 lens and body in black! Unfortunately after battling through the traffic and again returning in rush hour there was no light left at the end of the … Continue reading Fujilm X-E1 and 18-55mm Lens – First Impressions