Wow, October was a very busy month! It’s always quite a nice time of year here in the UK – not too cold, lovely autumnal colours, some interesting things going on, and a time to start thinking about autumn wardrobes.
For just over a year now I have been assisting and second-shooting weddings with Chanon, and I was honoured when she recently asked if I would take some portrait shots of her (although a little nervous!)
I worked in the Picture Library and as in-house photographer at the Geffrye Museum for nearly 6 years, before going freelance full-time this summer, so it was lovely to go back to photograph some events for them this October. The Geffrye looks lovely all year round, but autumn is particularly lovely when the leaves on the huge London Plane trees start to change colour.
I’m also partial to a bit of 1950s style so the mid-century style day was a particularly good event for me to work on!
Tim used to be a member of Chelmsford band Ghostwood Shanks – they were really popular locally and their gigs were always a lot of fun. Sadly they split a few years back but they return for front man Paul’s 30th birthday, with a packed-out gig at the Asylum in Chelmsford. It was a fantastic night, and I had a lot of fun taking some photos in between dancing!
At the end of October and then crossing into November, I was commissioned by the Ideas Hub to photograph the Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2013. It was a great week filled with amazing organisations, interesting people, and I learnt a lot. To see more of my photos from the week, you can read my blog post, or visit their website at http://www.changingchelmsford.org/if2013/, and for more information about the Ideas Hub visit http://ideashubchelmsford.org/
Following a conversation about the number of cook books we have, I decided to make more use of them rather than always looking online, as I have a habit of doing. The winner this month has to be ‘rainbow trout baked with chilli cream’, from Mexican Food made Easy by Thomasina Miers. This was really delicious, very different from our normal choices, and pretty cheap too. I’m hungry just thinking about it!
What were your highlights from October?