Impressions of New York – on a smartphone

Impressions of New York – on a smartphone

Back in September I spent 5 days in New York, part work (photographing my long-term clients after they’d moved back there from London) and part play. It was nice to get away and have time to explore the city by myself, without a little person in tow. It’s been a while since I could just walk the streets and absorb the sights and sounds of an unfamiliar world – something I haven’t really felt since I first came to live in London back in 2005.

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Our Short Trip to Edinburgh

Our Short Trip to Edinburgh

A few weeks ago I treated myself and my little man who was about to turn 7 to a short two-night trip to Edinburgh. I love Scotland (and if it wasn’t for the weather would have moved there in a heartbeat), and even though we’d driven over to the Highlands for Christmas (you can see some photos here and here) almost every year for the last five, last time I’d seen Edinburgh was about 10 years ago (or, as Sasha pointed out, after a bit of mental math and asking how old was I when I last been, and how old I am now, 11 years).

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Our trip to Tallinn – captured on a smartphone

Our trip to Tallinn – captured on a smartphone

A few weeks back my son and I have spent a wonderful couple of days exploring the old town of Tallinn in Estonia. Usually I carry my “big” camera with me whenever I travel, as I love capturing our adventures, but after a busy month the last thing I wanted to do was to be in work mode again (and I can’t help it, if I have my big camera I feel like I have to work really hard to create great photos). So instead this time I decided to go light: no camera, just a brand new Google Pixel – and it’s pretty impressive camera.

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Roadtrippin’ in Ireland

Roadtrippin’ in Ireland

Last summer I visited by dear friend Dasha Caffrey (who is a truly multi-talented lady: an amazing international wedding photographer and a budding florist to boot!) in their brand new home in Co Cavan in Ireland. We spent the week hanging out, talking lots, and visiting some of the amazing sights that Ireland has to offer.

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One Frame: London in Bloom

One Frame: London in Bloom

It’s no secret that I only got into photography when I moved to London. This city really inspired me right from the start and continues to inspire me every single day. But my favourite season in London is Spring. Everything blooms. Literally everything. Having grown up in fairly miserable concrete jungles of communist Russia this just blows my mind every time.

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Photos from our Christmas Trip to Scotland

Photos from our Christmas Trip to Scotland

One of my favourite places in Britain is the Highlands of Scotland. I keep coming back to it (there here as some photos from previous trips here), and miss it immediately after I’ve left, and start planning the next trip. If it wasn’t for the weather, I would move to the Highlands in a heartbeat (but I just can’t deal with rain for more than a couple of months of the year ;)).

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