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Tom Randall in National Geographic

I’m quite chuffed that one of my favourite pics of Tom Randal from the Wide Boyz tour has made it into National Geographic.

Tom Randall on Belly Full of Bad Berries in National Geographic

Tom Randall on Belly Full of Bad Berries in National Geographic

Victoriana

Brief preview of work from my new project Victoriana

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Sheffield School of Photography

Sheffield School of Photography #1

Sunday 28th September 2014

A full day of tuition, advice and photography with me Alex Ekins. I will share some of the knowledge that has enabled me to have my photographic work published in a variety of internationally prestigious publications including The Times, The Guardian, Photo Professional, Le Monde, Colors and National Geographic.

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Based at Persistence Works in Sheffield, this is a introductory course for all levels of photographic ability.

8 places only

I will run practical sessions on subjects such as setting up your camera, composition, subjects, copyright and publishing your images. The workshop will run from 9.30am until 5pm with a lunch break, followed by a optional informal evening meal in a nearby pub.

Bring a digital camera and if possible a laptop with some editing software (I recommend Adobe Lightroom). Also shoes and clothing suitable for some walking around Sheffield.

Supported and Sponsored by Canon, Rab and F-stop

To book click here – http://alexekins.bigcartel.com/product/sheffield-school-of-photography-1

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Sherpas in Sheffield Short Film

The very talented film maker Adam Bailes has make a short film about my latest street art installation in Sheffield

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Sherpas in Sheffield

The next stage of my Sheffield street art life-size paste ups was completed yesterday. A set of my  Sherpa and Porter portraits from Everest Base Camp have been stuck up on the Persistence Works artists studio in Sheffield.

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7 Sadhu Paste Up Project 3

The #7sadhu project continues with a new appearance on Mary Street along the road from the excellent B&B gallery

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Ganga Das on Mary Street

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I Eat Pizza While Tom Randal Climbs Hard Stuff

 Earlier this year I travelled to Italy with fellow Rab Professional Tom Randall. Tom was going to climb some of the world’s hardest finger cracks and attempt his then unclimbed project. I went to take photographs and eat pizza.

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Blue Rab Ninja

Blue Rab Ninja

7 Sadhu Paste Up Project

The 7 Sadhu pics were taken in situ at the Pashupatinath Temple near Kathmandu using a portable studio, They were then printed life-size and cut out by hand before getting pasted up in the streets of Sheffield.

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The 7 Sadhu cut out and hanging up at Persistence Works

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Sadhu #2 in Arundel Street

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Sadhu #3 LP Records and Tamper

School of Adventure Photography 2013

In September 2013 I ran my second School of Adventure Photography at Thornbridge Outdoors as part of the Alpkit Big Shakeout Festival. Seven photographers took part in a series of informal lectures, discussions, critiques, editing sessions and loads of picture taking. A feature of the workshop is the bag of nice things and this years goodie bag was packed with some lovely stuff very generously donated by Rab, Wild Country, Beta Climbing Designs, F-Stop and Clif Bar.

The Legendary School of Adventure Photography Goodie Bag

The Legendary School of Adventure Photography Goodie Bag

 Beta Climbing Designs had kindly provided a Snap bouldering mat as a prize for the best picture of a Snap mat in use and Alpkit were offering a prize for the best photograph of the weekend.

The winning photo from the Beta Climbing Designs Snap Bouldering Competition taken by Lilla Horvath

The winning photo from the Beta Climbing Designs Snap Bouldering Competition taken by Lilla Horvath

 

 

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The winning photograph in the Alpkit School of Adventure Photography competition taken by Lilla Horvath.

 

Thanks to Helen, Stephen, Lisa, Lilla, Chris, Melinda and Ned for a great weekend, I really enjoyed looking at your wonderful photographs. And thanks to Alpkit for making it all possible.