Shot from trekking in the Welsh mountains, wet and wonderful
The Havering Show was on this weekend and after the heavy rain of Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday was perfect and we were treated to performances from Toyah, S Club Party and many more. Great family day out every year
Had a fabulous visit to the City of Norwich Aviation Museum to see their collection of Cold War era ex RAF jets including the Jaguar, Hunter, Vulcan and a Nimrod which was wonderful to see. They also have my favourite ever aircraft with an example of an ex Saudi Arabia English Electric Lightning.
It's not a particularly big museum but what they have there is great and well worth a visit if you have an hour or two to spare. Will definitely be going back.
Here is a link to their website so go check it and and see what's going on http://www.cnam.org.uk
While chilling at the beach in Kessingland
Hugo with the setting sun :)
Taking shade from the sun and heat we decided to go river trekking :) was great fun
Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Gravesend as seen from my office window at about 7am. This was shot at 400mm hand held lol so apologies about the quality
Hope everyone has been enjoying the snow, it looks wonderful at the moment but sure that will change once it gets slushy. Central Park in Romford is eerily quiet this morning, usually a riot of noise with kids running through the interactive play area and the skate park. Tranquil at the moment :)
Was an absolute please to be interviewed by photographer Nige Rorbach at ImmortalMag
ImmortalMag: Let’s start from the beginning, what started you off in the business?
Marc Ayres: OK this is a long one so I’ll try and be quick. I graduated as an Illustrator but my degree course literally destroyed my passion for it, so when I graduated I fell into Graphic Design to make a living. The only problem I’ve had with that industry is that it is actually not very creative. Seriously. Your work is part of a team and the client rules over all. Although I’ve created some work I’ve been very proud of, I was still left with this personal creative need that wasn’t being fulfilled. That’s where photography came in. I had worked with photographers as part of my job and decided about 7 years ago to push myself into that creative outlet. I was extremely lucky to be working for a design agency that also pushed my photography and paid for me to complete a two year HNC photography course. So once a week I was out of work and back in college. Since then I have never looked back. I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity they gave me. (Just to note, I was in my mid thirties at that time and already a Senior Graphic Designer, these opportunities are very rare and I was very lucky)
You can read the whole interview here: https://www.immortal-images.co.uk/immortalmag/featured-artist-marc-ayres