It may be 30 degrees outside, we may have had no rain for nearly 2-months but it's time for me to think about making up this years Christmas cards for supply to shops and outlets in September/October!
Thanks to the snow in late February this year, I have been able to add another 3 designs to my current range. The classic and locally loved red telephone boxes on Richmond Green, the Twickenham 'Naked Ladies' (complete with icicles!) and the view along the Thames tow path at Twickenham.
All will be available to purchase soon here on my website or in local shops - just drop me an email if you are interested...HERE
Congratulations to Rebecca (Becky) Wade, an elite marathon runner from the U.S.A. who came 11th overall in the womens' race in yesterdays London Marathon with a very respectable time of 2:30:41... made all the more exciting as she purchased a stack of my Teddington postcards to send to friends and family back in the U.S. from The Card Collection in Teddington High Street. The Card Collection are the only retail outlet currently stocking all of my postcards but you can find all designs HERE on my website to purchase as well (just the montages are available as postcards).
What a great Private View this evening at Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington! The exhibition looks one of the best we've had in recent years and it's open for the next week and a half to visitors.
I've got eleven mounted images taken in Lapland in Finland earlier this year (I'm not sure if I'm looking smug or slightly inebriated!). I was really pleased to sell one of my images
on the opening night as well.
It's that time of year again... it's the Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society (RTPS) annual photography exhibition at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington. It opens on
Thursday 29 of March and is on over Easter, closing the following weekend.
Come along and say hello - there will be 60 members exhibiting from the club, as well the Royal Photographic Society’s Visual Arts Group and students from St Catherine’s School in Twickenham.
Come along and bring your family and friends. This year you'll see reindeer and huskies and lots of snow in Finland from me!
It's official, I have now sold over 25,000 (25,592 to be exact) greeting and Christmas cards since I started back in mid 2011 with only about 8 designs in my range. Now I have 50 greeting cards and 15 Christmas card designs (with new images being added all the time).
Thank you to all those customers who have supported me and thank you to my retail outlets that include The Card Collection in Teddington, various branches of Waterstones, Squire's Garden Centres, the Landmark Arts Centre and most recently Fenwick to name but a few!
I am pleased to announce that Bentalls department store in Kingston upon Thames are now stocking an exclusive selection of greeting cards from my local and Central London ranges. It has taken me a couple of years to get in there but I am very pleased with the outcome.
Bentalls display all their cards 'the correct way round' so I needed to use a different spinner to display my cards in a landscape format arranging them by location and I am happy with the visual effect.
Thank you Bentalls for supporting a local photographer - I'm looking forward to
working together in the future.
After months of preparation and a number of image changes, today was the day when I travelled to Croydon to voluntarily put myself through a judging process of 10 of my mounted prints by a panel of 5 judges. The process took all day and it was touch and go but at the end of the day I was awarded a 'Credit from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain' - a C.P.A.G.B. - I am very pleased.
The image above is my complete panel as displayed on the website of my photo club -
the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society.
The awards are based on achieving what is thought to be be 'good club photography' although the standard of photography varies considerably from club to club and what is ‘Good’ in one club may not be so successful in another. This is difficult to define and so on the day it is the Adjudicators who define what “Good Club Standard” is. Thank goodness they decided that I met the standard!