The Yay.Fish blog
Welcome to my outdoor’s adventure blog. This website is being developed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Now you might wonder why I am working on an outdoors blog when we are being told to stay at home.
Well, maybe I can inspire a few of you to go camping in your gardens, learn a new skill that will help you get outdoors later or introduce you to a few extreme explorers and find out what they are doing during this pandemic.
longer-term, I would like this blog to develop into a source of inspiration that helps more people enjoy exploring outdoor spaces.
So, if you have any ideas, experiences, questions or thoughts about getting outdoors, please do contact me.
Adventure sports and wild places photographer
The topics I am planning to cover include the following:
- Sea kayaking
- Other forms of paddle sports too
- Disused mine exploration
- Freediving (maybe Scooba too)
- Photography of wild places and urban spaces
- Kit reviews
- Interviews with modern adventurers
- Book/magazine/film reviews
- Ideas on how to make adventures accessible to everyone
- A comprehensive resources section
To me, that’s a challenging list but it promises to be an interesting journey which I hope you will join me on.
I always love to hear from readers and to answer any questions you might have. Just fill in the contact form below and I will get back to you as quickly as I can. In the meantime, why not subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of this page and stay up-to-date with the latest Yay.Fish news.
A bit about me
Well, I am a wild places and adventure sports photographer. Which means that I am passionate about getting outdoors, camping, caving, getting wet and muddy and photographing the landscapes that I find. Water is a big attraction for me, I love being in, on and under it and am a serial kayak paddler.
I live in London, UK, but the freedom I have by working as a freelancer means I can travel to wilder places regularly and I particularly love south Wales and the Brecon Beacons.
But I also appreciate outdoor urban spaces too and paddle my kayak regularly through central London on the River Thames.
I am a member of the following:
My photography has been published by a wide range of magazines and I undertake assignments for commercial clients too. I am totally passionate about creating awesome imagery for my clients and making stunning prints and wall art.
I am happy to consider commissions to illustrate magazine features, outdoor guides, websites and blogs. I can work with companies to photograph their outdoor gear in action for brochures, advertising, websites etc.
Recent exhibition - The River Within - London
The River Within
Photographing the Thames from source to sea from a kayak
The River Within is photographic project that I am currently working on, for which I am photographing the Thames from source to sea from a kayak. Come and share my journey along the Thames, with every picture taken from this small boat, you will get a unique and intimate perspective of the Thames.
Learn more here www.thames.photography
The River Within – London was exhibited at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond-Upon-Thames in the autumn 2019.
As you have probably realised by now, kayaking is my passion.
It was 1995 when I first sat in a kayak and was immediately hooked. I quickly got into competitive slalom as I loved the thrill of racing on whitewater. By 1999 I was competing nationally and was in division 1 (K1). Slalom is an excellent way to learn how to control a kayak on whitewater.
It’s a long time since I last competed in slalom events, but the skills learnt through training and competition have served me well for many whitewater adventures that I have since undertaken and photographed.
I was also a kayaking coach for many years at the Westminster Boating Base in central london.