Drownload Festival 2016

Last weekend was an important one, I got to live out a teenage dream and go to Download Festival. We camped in cheap tents and ate overpriced food, and it was great. While we were ankle-deep in cold mud for three days, it seems the weather at Donington Park was well known.


The weather came close to ruining the day on Friday. We were waiting for Baby Metal when the torrential rain began, but respect to them for coming out and playing an amazing set. Dry socks saved the day, and it went on to be a fantastic weekend.


We were some of the lucky ones, we set up camp in White Camp which turned out to be the best decision after seeing the flooding further down the campsite. However, my disposable cameras did not fare well. Unfortunately, they got damp in my bag and got slightly water damaged meaning I lost some photos. However, I took plenty and a bit of water damage can add a lot of character to an otherwise boring shot!


Highlights of the weekend included Anti Flag and Avatar. I knew very little of Avatar but they stole the show on Saturday morning. Of course, it goes without saying that Black Sabbath were the stand out act of the weekend for me. Hearing that infamous introduction to their self-titled track during a downpour is defiantly ‘life goals’ material!

Overall, an unforgettable weekend. By Sunday night I was ready for some dry clothes and a quiet night sleep without planes taking of from, what seemed like, on top of my tent. For now, I have had my festival fix but we’ll see what happens next year!


Hiroshi Sugimoto | Architecture of Time

All images used in this article were taken from ‘Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture of Time’ (Schneider 2002) – Published alongside an exhibition of the same name. 


“…it seemed like an interesting idea to photograph 20th Century architecture out of focus.” – Sugimoto explains. “The concept of time applies – I’m trying to recreate the imaginative visions of the architecture before the architect built the building, so I can trace back the original vision from the finished product.”




Netley Abbey – Southampton

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I’ve had a little break this week, and during that time we went to Netley in Southampton. Home to the stunning ruins of a 13th Century abbey, I have visited before and this time decided to photograph it. I used film, so those images will come later. Below are a couple of photos  I took on my phone of the interesting textures found around the Abbey.

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I adore this exposed brickwork. It changes throughout the Abbey, I imagine due to repairs. More photographs of Netley Abbey to come!

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