Meon Springs Vintage Fishing Day
The picturesque Meon Springs is one of Hampshire’s finest fly fisheries. Annually there is a vintage fishing event which is partly an excuse to don the tweeds and dig out old split cane rods.
The rod I cast made ripples on the water
as the fly selected dipped under the wave
hoping to entrance the target lurking there
like drug filled youngsters at a recent rave
Steve Bray from Wales has given up his job to stand outside Parliament every day protesting against the decision to take The UK out of The European Union. Back in 2017 he started The ‘Stand of Defiance European Movement’ (SODEM). He has caught the attention of several of The Lords and one has loaned him a flat so that Steve can continue his daily vigil. Sometimes a loan figure waving his flags but usually joined by various protestors who share his sentiment.
Days of action take place outside parliament with people travelling to Parliament Green from across the UK. In Steve’s words “Its not a done deal”.
What a thrill to meet Stella on a recent shoot for British Airways. A very chilled afternoon with our own allocated Boeing aircraft and landing area. Stella Parton, who ‘hails from one of America’s most legendary country music families’ was in London to promote the new direct route from Heathrow to Nashville.
A year on from the terror attack at London Bridge, ES magazine revisited the famous Borough Market to see how the traders have bounced back. Photographing the various characters it was clear to see the sense of unity and camaraderie amongst all who work at the capital’s oldest market. Former offshore fisherman Paul Day, 55, whose stall, Sussex Fish describes the first week back after the incident:
‘I’ve never seen anything like it — the reaction was amazing,’ he says, tears welling up. ‘The amount of hugging! There’s a young girl who walks through here in the mornings on her way to school called Matilda and she came through with a heart she’d made for me and her dad said, “She’s been really worried about you.” I just broke down in tears.’
Studio: Clapham Studios
Assistant: Todd Hickey
Retouching: Jamie Curry
The Uk is seeing a renaissance of small-scale producers setting up shop in their own homes, selling to consumers who increasingly want to buy local. One such example is Francis Bradshaw, who in 2014 started Moonroast, roasting coffee in a barn in rural Hampshire. This career move comes as no surprise as the Bradshaws have a century long tradition in the coffee and tea trade. In the 1800’s Richard Goodwin Bradshaw joined London’s principal tea brokers ‘Wilson Smithetts’ where he became an expert in trading and blending tea from Ceylon. Expertise in coffee has continued through genenerations of Bradshaws and Francis’ father, Haydon, is one of Britain’s top coffee tasters.
At his boutique artisan roastery Francis slow-roasts a range of premium coffees in small batches, by hand, using beans ethically sourced. Moonroast has won a host of ‘Great Taste Awards’ and has his coffees stocked in Selfridges Foodhall and a host of cafes, gastro pubs, deli’s, farm shops and restaurants.
Beth Ditto, Former leader of ‘The Gossip’, is back with her first solo album, Fake Sugar.
Photographed for Q Magazine in London.