Steaming Ahead – All The Fun Of The Fair

It’s been a busy old week, but an awesome one – last week gave the opportunity to photograph actress Chyler Leigh with her husband’s band fundraising in Liverpool (but that’s a different story).

Back to the topic though and this Bank Holiday weekend has given the opportunity to re-acquaint ourselves with our very good friends at Chipping Steam Fair.

We’ve been supporting the event and providing their photographic cover for a number of years and it’s fantastic to see the event going from strength-to-strength every year. Fundraising has always been at the heart of the event, in fact it was the need to generate funds to replace Chipping Village Hall which gave birth to the show itself.

Today, for one weekend a year the show ground is transformed by a small army of volunteers into a bustling town like no other. Different suburbs of the town host steam engines, classic cars, motorcycles, caravans, commercial vehicles, tractors and military vehicles. Throughout the day vintage machines can be heard and seen running and entertaining the crowds. Those crowds are most definitely entertained, between entertainment in the big top and main arena, live music, food, drink and the funfair.

It’s almost impossible to describe the event that is Chipping Steam Fair – if you can, come and pay us a visit next year. Whether you do or not, I’ve tried to capture the spirit of the event within two galleries of images – please have a browse:

Image Gallery Part One covers Saturday at the show and includes most of the vehicles on show in the main arena. Image Gallery Part Two covers Sunday & Monday showing the wider atmosphere of events taking place.

Copies of images may be purchased at sensible prices. Please note that all images have been photographed with the full authority of Chipping Steam Fair. I hope you like them, but if you feel any of these images require withdrawing from the gallery for any reason please do not hesitate to Contact Me.

Time For An Early Bath

 

Emma strikes a pose during the Victoria Baths Photography Workshop organised by Stuart Homer Photography Ltd.

Yesterday saw 10 amateur photographers and three models visiting the historic Victoria Baths in Manchester for a special Photography Workshop organised and hosted by Stuart Homer Photography Ltd.

Victoria Baths is probably the UK’s finest example of it’s kind which fortunately has risen from the ashes of dereliction, to today be undergoing restoration towards its former glory.

During our visit our intrepid (and warmly clad) photographers were allowed to freely roam through the buildings which include the majestic tiled entrance halls, pools, waiting rooms, changing cubicles, balconies and even the plant room. For some of the visiting photographers the original Victorian architecture and detailing were more than enough to make the day very special.

For others though huge thanks are due to Emma, Jez and Chris as models for the day. Their enthuasiasm and energy was without bounds as they brought the venue to life. Jez as a professional magician and assistant Emma filled every moment they weren’t in front of a camera with magic (literally), whilst musician Chris fought off the after effects of two late nights professionally gigging to work some magic of his own.

Based upon the success of this event, plans are definitely afoot for some more similar events – please let me know if you’re interested…

Some of the day’s photographs can be found on their Gallery Page here.