Sunderland is set for a cultural awakening, with everyone from graphic artists to independent musicians joining their creative forces to help kick off the bid to become the UK’s City of Culture 2021.

We’ve very busy for the past few weeks assisting both photographers working for the launch event. Today we’ve been helping out on this amazing project with Photographer Kuba. His fantasy photobooth will be in Sunderland town this Friday and Saturday next to the Sunderland empire on the grass. Such good fun for the Sunderland City of Culture launch event. Hope everyone can pop down!

“The North East Photographic Network (NEPN) has also commissioned Julian Germain to exhibit his latest photography project, as well as a pop-up photography studio that will feature futuristic images of Sunderland by polish-born photographer Kuba Ryniewicz’s to excite and involve residents in the city’s 3,6,9 Vision, which sets out how the city will look in in three, six and nine years’ time.”

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We’ve also been assisting Julian Germain on his exhibition Newborns which will be shown in the launch event! His work on Newborns will be shown in the Firestation on the 18th of September.
Julian Germain sunderland culture photography launch event

9/11, 14 years today, Everyone remembers this day. Where they were and what they were doing. I visited Ground zero 2 years ago and did a small project documenting the site as I had visited not long after they had moved the last beam. Going back to see the fountains were a big change to what I had seen previously. A woman who worked there was putting white rose for only a few of the names, I found out they put white roses on peoples names to celebrate there birthdays.
This is why I picked this image as it really hits home
John Frank Rizzo, I began to wonder who he was. John was a 50 year old and a Carpenter.
We will never forget RIP

never forget

Due to great response we’ve had with out Facebook competition we decided to accept three lucky winners!


Steph Mallam
Louise Flynn
Jamie Charlton

Hope to see you soon!

We are running our first ever competition! Like and share the following Facebook post for a chance to win a free photoshoot in our professional studio with a framed 5 x 7″ photo from a selection of 50!

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