Essence of Essex

I was very excited to see that FirstSight, the controversial art gallery in Colchester is hosting an exhibition of photographs by Martin Parr until 2 October 2016. I haven’t been yet but will make a point of going along next time I am in the area and will of course report back.

Alongside the exhibition there is a free competition on the theme The Essence of Essex that is going to be judged by Martin Parr Himself!!!

It is an opportunity too good to miss, so I have trawled through my archive of photographs taken around Colchester, Brightlingsea and Essex and submitted a few. I have sorted a few more out and will submit them each week until the competition closes. Most photos will become part of an art installation in the gallery and there is a small prize for the weekly and overall winners.

Entries need to be made via their partner Zealous which turns out to be quite a useful site that links to all manner of photography competitions. On the Zealous site you can see all of the submissions so far and perhaps even vote for your favourite (hopefully mine of course).


Colchester Carnival

Photos from this weekend’s carnival in Colchester

The last time I went to Colchester carnival I think I watched it from my Dad’s shoulders, so it was a real treat to be in town when the parade went past this year.

Sadly I didn’t realise that the naked bike ride was also passing through the town an hour or so later, so you have been spared the photos of that event!

The Tendring Show

This weekend I was treated to a day out with my brother at The Tendring Show. I’ve never been to a country show before and relished the opportunity to go to a typically British event with my camera.

There was everything there from a pigeon show, dog agility tests, a pipe band and the usual sheep, goats, cows and horses. Below are a few of the many photos I took hoping to capture a flavour of the day.

Tendring Show from Alison Robinson on Vimeo.

I had a great day and may need to investigate entering the art competition next year!

National Armed Forces Day 2016 Part 2

Some photos of the people that attended #ArmedForces Day this weekend #AFDNEL16

The whole point of going to the Armed Forces Day this weekend was to take some photographs of the crowds and of the people that attended the show, and between the displays that is what I tried to do. Here are a few of my favourites.