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  • Happy Easter Everyone! We will be fully available for photography or video work over the bank holiday long weekend! Whilst we will not have our office fully manned, the duty photographer can be reached by calling, or emailing our picture desk in the normal method! Have a good break!

I recently had the opportunity to shoot some documentary style photography for the launch of Specsavers “Healthcall” service.

This is an excellent free service offered by the opticians to the community where they come out to the home and do eye tests and also supply new glasses.

I was asked to go along and document this, in as unobtrusive a way as possible. Which is my favourite thing, truth be told. So all available light, and a chance to push the 5dmk3 to a high iso.

Everything was shot in colour, but with this sort of thing I do sometimes like to make a black and white edit.

Thanks to the gang at Specsavers, and here is a small selection from the job.

Healthcall 01

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Healthcall 03

Healthcall 04

Healthcall 05

Healthcall 06

Healthcall 07

Please remember all of these images are copyright and should only be used on this blog.


RIP Sue Townsend.

We were all sorry to hear this morning of the death of Leicester author Sue Townsend, at the age of 68.

Sue of course was the author of the Adrian Mole series of books, and had been a regular subject of ours over the years.
Most recently we had photographed her for the Sunday Times to mark the release of her book “The Woman who went to bed for a year”.
Author Sue Townsend pictured at her home in Leicester to promote her book "The woman that went to bed for a year". It was announced today that she had passed away after a short ilness at the age of 68. David Marsden / PAGEONE

Vivacous and welcoming, photographing her was always a good experience, and we have several autographed books of hers as a result!
She lived a fairly modest existence in Leicester for such a successful author, which I always found surprising.
Sue was Leicester born and bred, and left school at the age of 15 to work in a factory. She wrote her first novel whilst living on the city’s Saffron Lane estate.
Considering the seminal nature of her early works, which captured the zeitgeist of the Thatcher era, I have always been surprised that she has not been honoured by the state, (she was granted the freedom of Leicester city a few years ago). I suspect that this is the result of her modest non-London centric life.

Sue will be missed by everyone who met her, and is a sad loss for both her family, and everyone in Leicester.

Author Sue Townsend at home in Leicester. Shortly after she received a kidney transplant from her son Sean. It has been announced today that she has passed away at the age of 68. Doug Marke / PAGE ONE

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