Oxford, England

July 2020 – Mark Vawser 2020 in the UK is a strange time for photography, empty streets, isolation and no major events. However, by July the UK was just starting to emerge from a four month lockdown. Schools were still closed and I found myself in the lucky position of having no lessons to teachContinue reading “Oxford, England”

Harry Potter Portkeys: Edinburgh

(July 2020 – Mark Vawser) Harry Potter, while not conceived in Edinburgh, was the site of his formative years. J.K Rowling arrived in Edinburgh with the first three chapters of The Philosophers Stone, a vision of seven books, and some spare time. What resulted was the best selling series ever. I arrived in Edinburgh lookingContinue reading “Harry Potter Portkeys: Edinburgh”

Fenchurch Skyscrapers

(July 2020 – Mark Vawser) The skyscrapers of London are iconic, both in their diversity and their design. From The Shard to The Gherkin they all have their own identity and character. Let’s look at some of London’s Skyscrapers. Leadenhall Market (2020) This series of photos were taken during Lockdown in London. Empty streets atContinue reading “Fenchurch Skyscrapers”

Tower Bridge

(June 2020 – Mark Vawser) Built between 1886 and 1894 Tower Bridge is a combinations bascule and suspension bridge next to the medieval fortress the Tower of London. If you have seen any Hollywood movie set in London you’ve probably seen this bridge, most likely as Spiderman or Sherlock Holms fight and defeat their mortalContinue reading “Tower Bridge”

Lincoln, England

December 2019 – Mark Vawser Built on an Iron Age settlement dating back to 1 BC Lincoln and was built up by the Saxons and the Danes to be one of the great trading cities of dark age Britain. After 1066 William the conquer ordered a castle built on the hill over the site ofContinue reading “Lincoln, England”

The Art of Black & White Exhibition – Brick Lane Gallery London

August 2020 – Mark Vawser On the 18th – 24th of August The Brick Lane Gallery will host The Art of Black & White exhibition. The exhibition holds winners of the Gurushots competition of the same name. The top 40 photos where exhibited in print while other high ranking photos were digitally exhibited in theContinue reading “The Art of Black & White Exhibition – Brick Lane Gallery London”

Touring Trumps America – Part 6: Disney World Orlando

Christmas Day 2018 – Mark Vawser Four Parks, One Day. If you only have one day at Disney World strap on your oversized shoes and prepare to run like a Streetrat. Disney World Orlando is made up of four parks: Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Magical Kingdom. Starting at Hollywood studio’s and finishingContinue reading “Touring Trumps America – Part 6: Disney World Orlando”

London Zoo

July 2020 – Mark Vawser In July the UK slowly began to re-open from lockdown, museums got the go ahead to open and London Zoo quickly followed suit. desperate for a solid photography day I booked a ticket the week of it’s re-opening. The one way system that was in place was somewhat easy toContinue reading “London Zoo”

Touring Trumps America – Part 5: Orlando, Magic at Universal Studios

Orlando, Florida is hot, humid and full of theme parks. So let’s look at one of them and determine if the high price of admission is worth a trip to the swampland of America. Let’s look at Universal Studios Orlando, home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.