July 21, 2024

In pictures: Leeds Pride 2024

My second time photographing Pride in Leeds. Great atmosphere as ever. Shot with Sony GM 50mm f1.2 and Samyang 135mm f1.8.

April 21, 2024

The Social Games is Leeds networking with a sports twist

Some of the best networking events in Leeds are the ones that do things a bit differently. Suits & Vinyl, which encourages delegates to don threads authentic to their musical self, is a case in point. If you’re more partial to American bar sports played to a transatlantic indie rock soundtrack, last week’s The Social Games networking event, held at Roxy’s Lanes on the Headrow, would’ve been up your street.

In addition to copious amounts of booze being chilled in buckets, the event’s private area contained mini baskball and shuffleboard games, alongside numerous pool tables. I recognised a few folk there and met some new ones from companies such as Connect Yorkshire and Candle Digital. My photos from the networking event below.

February 22, 2024

The serenity of Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr is a flowery gem tucked away in Harrogate. I took a few snaps during my recent trips and recorded a video on the Osmo Pocket 3.



February 21, 2024

Digital Sport North comes to Manchester

A few snaps from Digital Sport North’s latest event – their first in Manchester. Taking place in the upstairs floor of a pub meant that this one was a much more intimate affair compared to your regular DSN event. It was as interesting as ever to listen to and drew an engaged crowd. The next one will be back in Leeds at The Belgrave.

November 1, 2023

Leeds Light Night 2023

I try to photograph Light Night each year. This time I went for a monochrome theme.

September 27, 2023

Leeds Digital Festival 2023 launch

A few snaps here from the launch of this year’s Leeds Digital Festival. The most exciting announcement of the evening? Leeds is finally getting a tram system! Probably. Maybe.

September 9, 2023

DJ Martyn Long shoot for xDesign/Axiologik Leeds Community Foundation event

As part of the Leeds Digital programme, xDesign and Axiologik are putting on an event at Leeds venue The Backroom to raise money for Leeds Community Foundation. Grab a ticket now to help them continue their work and catch up with your friends and colleagues whilst listening to Cleveland Henry and Martyn Long FRSA on the decks. My promotional shots below.

February 2, 2023

How ReceiptSafe went from ideation to launch

I’ve just filmed and edited the below video for ReceiptSafe, a local Leeds startup. We shot this in a few hours at the Platform business hub, where the company is based.

January 7, 2023

Leeds Digital Festival Awards

I filmed the 2022 Leeds Digital Festival Awards below after being asked by Amsource. It’s currently on the LDFA website, where it will remain until replaced by the 2023 version in September.

October 18, 2022

Platform Presents – Sustainability

Companies including Tred and Slingshot Simulations spoke at Platform’s latest sustainabilty-focused event. My photos from the event below.

October 11, 2022

Every Deal is a Data Deal

I caught wind of this event, ‘Every Deal is a Data Deal,’ quite late and it was packed by the time I’d arrived. Hosted at Sedulo’s swanky offices on Park Square, the event explored the real value of data – customer, operational, market and otherwise – in shaping investment decisions.

We heard that, in our digital-driven era, many still see data merely as a functional tool, not the powerhouse asset it could be. One speaker highlighted that our financial models, like discounted cash flows, are still blind to the real worth of data assets – and how this old-school approach often reduces data to something tucked away in a data room. My photos from the event below.