Cameras and Cranksets

It’s a bit blurry…

Posted in Photography, Uncategorized by Richard on April 19, 2011

I recently borrowed a lovely 24mm Canon tilt-shift lens for photographing building exteriors for a client.  I’m not going to post any of those photos here but I did get a little chance to shoot some other pictures with it that are below.


Paper Girl

Posted in Uncategorized by Richard on March 18, 2011

Like art?  Like cycling?  Well then, we have the perfect event for you then!!

We are hosting our very own world famous ‘Paper Girl’ event in Newcastle.

What is ‘Papergirl’?… Papergirl is a no bones, lets do and share, give away art on bikes operation. Over the course of one weekend, we plan to have an exhibition of Papergirl contributors with a bit party afterward. The following morning will be the meat and veg of the operation, starting with the breakfast meet up… after which, said cyclists will distribute the artwork to the general public on the streets of Newcastle. To get things rolling, all we need is the artists submissions!

For more details follow the link below to our dedicated site

New Website

Posted in Uncategorized by Richard on February 26, 2011

I’m really pleased to announce that the new website for my photography is finally online at over at .  Please have a look, I hope you like it!!



Under exposed

Posted in 35mm by Richard on October 31, 2010

Whoops! I didn’t realise it had been so long since I’d last posted.

So I guess I should post some shots from a couple of recently developed films.

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Drunks in the park

Posted in Live Music by Richard on August 12, 2010

I love a good freebie, so when the Jamie at Red Bull asked if I’d like to go to ‘T In The Park’ as a thank you for working with them for the last year I had a grin like a stoned cheshire cat.

Even though I wasn’t actually there to work I obviously had to take a camera, as the opportunity to shoot a few rolls of film on some of my favourite bands and thousands of very drunk scottish folk was too good to miss.

The weather took a turn for the worse.

Massive thanks to Jamie, and Red Bull for the tickets.

See the rest of the set here: Flickr

A bridge too far.

Posted in Fixed Gear Bikes by Richard on June 29, 2010

Last Sunday morning I hopped on the train with my camera and my bike and headed down to York to meet some of the nice folk who ride fixed gear in that neck of the woods, and take some pics at the ‘A Bridge Too Far’ alleycat.

Rest of the set here

Wor’ Kid!

Posted in Art work, Graffiti by Richard on June 28, 2010

Very big things have been happening (quite literally) on street art scene in Newcastle this week with the arrival of Kid Acne and a lot of paint.  The Sheffield based artist was the first of several ‘big names’ to come and throw some paint about as a part of the Hoults Yard Project this week.  For 3 long sunny days I took photos, climbed ladders, helped to paint the wall – and myself and all my kit with very sticky gloss paint, and wished for cups of tea when “there’s only water!”.

In the sticks

Posted in Fixed Gear Bikes by Richard on May 29, 2010

I’ve been putting in quite a lot of miles recently just riding around Northumberland on my own except for a camera or two.  The beautiful countryside is criss-crossed with loads of smooth and practically empty lanes, with the occasional pub/cafe, perfect for cycling.

Rolling around London

Posted in Uncategorized by Richard on May 27, 2010

I was in London last week to shoot a job, unfortunately I wasn’t on my bike, so the rolls in question here are a couple of rolls of 35mm film I shot through my 2nd hand Olympus Trip when I was running about the city trying (and failing) to see some exhibitions.

Dualism Straps

Posted in Fixed Gear Bikes by Richard on April 19, 2010

I’ve been riding with these straps fitted since early February pretty much everyday and everywhere and I couldn’t be happier with them.  Hand made in Manchester by the very nice chap who is Richard Martins, and with probably some tea and biscuit based assistance from his other half Lei-Mai, they are a product of their love of riding fixed gear.

The straps themselves are a pretty simple but effective affair, with 2 heavy duty fabric straps running through the pedals and velcroing back onto themselves.  Yes there are loads of other ‘similar’ offerings out there – Jol, Hold Fast, Wig, etc but none of them do what these do at this price!  Not only are the well made with good materials, and they keep their shape really well making it super easier to get your feet in – no more reaching down to lift the straps up to get your feet in, but due to their ‘2 strap’ design you can adjust each length separately to get a perfect fit.

Get yourself some here