Having been following various local creatives in Portsmouth for nearly a decade it's clear to see we have an amazing amount of talent in the city. We thoroughly enjoy browsing the inspiring content.
We decided to invite local creatives to write a paragraph or two and share some of their recent work with us to form this blog. It's the first time we've done this and don't want anyone to feel left out! If you want to get involved next time or have any ideas for the future please do get in touch.
For your reference we advertised our invitation on the Strong Island Photography Collective group, Portsmouth UK Photographers / Filmmakers group, Portsmouth Photographers & Surrounding Areas and our own Facebook page
It's part of our plan to follow this blog with another featuring aerial photos involving local hobbyists and commercial pilots to take part. We will then offer advice and guidance on safe flying in each of the locations. Perhaps we will choose the locations below..
Anyway enough of my rambling! You want to see some photos right?? In alphabetical order here are the photos and short write ups from each of the local creatives. Some of the artists sent in several photos and we've taken our favourites to post here. They have been reduced in size slightly to make them more web friendly. Please contact them individually, view their socials, and websites to see more of their work in greater detail and depth.
Andrew Hayward - Victoria Pier
You can find more of Billie Rae's super photography over on her website - her work has been exhibited at various venues around England. She has a long history of success in the photography scene. Certainly one to watch! Billie sent in 10 photographs of South Parade Pier and it was hard choosing or fav's
Christine Matchett - Solent Forts
Christine takes superb photographs. You can find more of her work over on Instagram
DANNY CAMFIELD - PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
Excellent photos from Danny Camfield from Cosham.
Daniel Tomlinson - Fratton Park
Some great tips from Jon there! Jon is Portsmouth born and bred, and now shoots professionally on a part-time basis. He is an ex-BBC cameraman, and has shot everything from weddings to showjumping events over the past 30 years. You can find Jon and his amazing photographs on Facebook.
Karah Mew - Southsea Castle
We hope you all enjoyed this blog and welcome your feedback. We are over the moon with the response from local photographer and film makers so thank you all for getting involved.
TERRY NEALE - OLD PORTSMOUTH
We first came across Terry in a Facebook group where he had posted a superb photo of HMS Queen Elizabeth heading out to sea. He's evidently very talented and you can find out more about him and view his other photographs here.