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Design, Photography and a bit of whinging.

PHOTOGRAPHY – Update with some awful shots

Chicken in coop

As stated here’s a quick update with some awful shots. Met some baby chicks and met a new frog friend. Winning. For real. Getting used to the 1.8 aperture is a lot harder than expected – a great learning experience […]

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URBEX – Wheelbirks Tuberculosis Sanatorium

Lots of cows coming out to play

Fresh from our adventure at Hexham Hospital, we still had the urge to explore. We cured this by visiting a nice little shack known as Wheelbirks Tuberculosis Sanatorium. I was reading the history for Wheelbirks Tuberculosis Sanatorium and damn, I […]

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URBEX – Abandoned Hexham Hospital

Ladder leading to the roof full of pigeons

┬áSo this time we decided to visit the Abandoned Hexham Hospital was on the table. Up at 9am sharp, straight to McDonalds to catch the last of those deliciously calorific breakfast offers, stock up on petrol, grab a Starbucks for […]

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OL’SCHOOL – Let’s go back to the days of University

Vector illustration of a woman in colour

So.. This is still old! Four years maybe? If you read my blog posts, you’ll know that University wasn’t exactly a thing for me. Working and partying were more up my road. However, let’s go back to the days of […]

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OL’SCHOOL – Freelancing, Socks, T-Shirts and Poster designs

George Orwell's 1984 book cover competition entry

Jumping forward a few years to Freelancing, Socks, T-Shirts and Poster designs! I think these designs only range from four to two years old dependant on the project. Lumping them in to get out of the way. I’ve had some… […]

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OL’SCHOOL – The twenty minutes photo manipulation challenge.

Steampunk inspired photo manipulation

Back in the day I loved just playing around in Photoshop to get used to all of the controls. This is when I found out about the ‘twenty minutes photo manipulation challenge’. In a nutshell you start out with five […]

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OL’SCHOOL – Let’s just get this one out of the way… College designs

Sin City angular comic extract

Well. Since I’m using this domain as an archive for old/current/awesome design, I’m going to post the College designs up first to get it “out of the way” and nicely ignored. I think these designs are quite literally ten years […]

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STORY TIME – This one time, back in the Uni days, I designed shit posters for the local Wetherspoons

Wetherspoons Cocktail Poster

Alright! So this domain is getting some serious content update. Starting out with these since they’re probably the oldest commercial (well, I say commercial, but what I actually mean is paid for pints) works that I have done. The oldest […]

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URBEX – Grove Rake Mines

Control-tower-bw

During the Ushaw trip we also thought it would be a wicked idea to go to Grove Rake Mines (Bishop Auckland) as there is some abandoned mines (history below). Got there and the scenery was phenomenal – it was perfectly […]

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URBEX – White Scar Caves

Caves-Waterfall

Had an interesting little trip through to Ingleston (Inglesbury? Inglesdondonon? It was in the middle of nowhere) to come and see the White Scar Caves caves. Still have my kits lens which seriously didn’t like the low lighting inside. Could […]

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