Think global, act local

Finger Puppets

I’m forever dreaming of exotic shores, enticing overseas cities and sundowners in the African bush – but this year I have made a constant effort to try and make the most of the photographic opportunities locally. From insects in the local park, to wildlife in the local rivers, I’ve made an effort to get out and about and explore York and Yorkshire.

That’s why I have recently spent a weekend out and about in York City Centre, exploring its ancient buildings, narrow alleyways and market stalls. I purposefully timed this with the annual York Food and Drink Festival – a feast for the eyes, ears and nose. This provided a great opportunity to photograph the colourful stalls, friendly market stall holders and bustling, hectic environment of the city centre. I also took the opportunity to get off the beaten track and photograph churches and shop fronts I’d never explored before.

Sunday is a great time to photograph York. if you head off Parliament Street and into the surrounding streets, you’ll find a much quieter environment and will have the opportunity to photograph shop fronts and streets without the incredible crowds.  I spent a lot of my time in the half populated York Sunday market – bustling stalls sat side by side with vacant trestle tables providing an opportunity for some interesting photographs. Two of my favourite are provided in this blog – others are available in our York and Yorkshire photo gallery.

A vacant market stall



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