• balloons, banksy and more..

    The last month has thrown up some interesting photo opportunities..

    First up was UpFest, Europe's largest street art festival. Watching the ridiculously talented artists work first hand was a pleasure as always:

    The annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta was an absolute treat this year with both the press preview and mass ascent flights taking part on gorgeous summer mornings:

    Farmers were suitably angry at the price of milk (which has since seen some action taken). This group were the originator's of the Milk Trolley Challenge, whereby young farmers dressed in cow onesies and emptied all the milk off an Asda supermarket shelves much to the bemusement of shoppers:

    The annual Perseids meteor showers ('the best in decades' - as they say every year!) were an amazing sight to watch two nights in a row at a completely deserted Tintern Abbey. Quite an experience sat inside it alone watching meteors fly by overhead (and quite a challenge to stop lens's fogging one of the nights).

    I photographed Ian Gorham, Chief Executive of Hargreaves Lansdown, at their offices in Bristol for the City Interview in the Daily Mail. Such a lovely down to earth chap - you wouldn't realise he's one of the top ten paid Chief Exec's in the country. Northern Roots you see..

    Last up was a visit to Dismaland - Banksy's latest (not-so-top-secret) project which has seen him transform the old Tropicana swimming pool in Weston super Mare into a 'Bemusement park'. I'll let people go and make their own minds up on the place and try not to give too much away but suffice to say I thought it was brilliant. Well worth a visit. Trying to crack a smile out of the purposefully dour staff is fun in its own right.