You’ve got to print them BIG!

Last August I did a job for Migrations, a performance group when they held their Store event in Llanelli. It was one of the most off the wall events that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. Today I was walking past Llanelli’s Y Ffwrnes theatre to see 3 of my photos looking back at me! If I’d have known that they were going to be printed that big then I would have charged them by the inch!

My 3 photos that form the window display at Llanelli's Y Ffwrnes, theatre.

My 3 photos that form the window display at Llanelli’s Y Ffwrnes, theatre.

It was great to be asked to document ‘The Store’ & an experience that was second to none, amazing!

HERE you’ll find a small selection of the photos from The Store.

HERE you can watch a video of what The Store is about.

One of my photos that form the window display at Llanelli's Y Ffwrnes, theatre.

One of my photos that form the window display at Llanelli’s Y Ffwrnes, theatre.

One of my photos that form the window display at Llanelli's Y Ffwrnes, theatre.

One of my photos that form the window display at Llanelli’s Y Ffwrnes, theatre.

Myself with one of my small photos!

Myself with one of my small photos!

Welsh National Wedding Awards finalist 2014

Well it’s only gone & happened again! Jay & I have been short-listed by our clients as one of the top 5 wedding photographers in West Wales at the 2014 Welsh National Wedding Awards. Many thanks to all the amazing couples who trusted gphotography to capture your biggest of days in our own style. Jay & I are over the moon after reaching the final for the 3rd consecutive year!

To see what gphotography’s weddings are about then take a look HERE

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Llanelli remembers

Every year in November the people of Llanelli come together to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The service is held in the shadow of the impressive Llanelli town hall, an imposing Victorian building that was opened in 1896.  The area around the cenotaph is not big enough to house all those who attend the service, as usual the crowd over-spilled on to the duel carriageway where after the proceedings those who participated marched past the towns dignitaries.

Remembrance service, Llanelli 09 Nov 2014

Remembrance service, Llanelli 09 Nov 2014-4

Remembrance service, Llanelli 09 Nov 2014

Remembrance service, Llanelli 09 Nov 2014

 

Remembrance service, Llanelli 09 Nov 2014

Remembrance service, Llanelli 09 Nov 2014

BMW 330ci

I recently took delivery of a new camera, a Nikon D800. As I was itching to get out & take some photos I hijacked my mate Phil’s BMW and got to work with some torches & speedlights. After much running around & quite a bit of time in Photoshop (15 layers) I produced this photo! Producing this photo was great fun both in the taking & editing.

BMW-330ci

Calsonic Reds under 12’s v Calsonic Blues under 12’s

It may not have been Wembley or the FA Cup final but when the clubs honour is on the line every single one of these guys will give their all! When it comes to a league match where two teams from the same club go head to head things get really exciting! Calsonic play in Felinfoel, Llanelli. Calsonic are so popular they have two under 12 teams, the reds & the blues. Today for some reason the Reds were playing in blue & the Blues in red!

Calsonic under 12's-1

Both teams were evenly matched with more than enough passion to match any premier league squad. They spent the game trying to get one up upon the other side but victory went to Calsonic Blues 4-1.

Calsonic under 12's-2

Today I was joined on the touch-line by my wife & 2nd shooter at gphotography Jay.

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To see our work from todays match then please click on the links below:

Graham’s photos

Jay’s photos

If you’d like to purchase prints from the game then please feel free to drop us a line – g@gphotography.org.uk

Weobley Castle

Across the bay from where I live in Llanelli, high above the coastal salt marsh stands Weobley Castle. The castle dates from the 14th century & today is in remarkable condition for its age. Most tourists park their cars in the car park & take the short walk up to the castle to take in the view over the Loughor Estuary. Not one to settle for the tourist view I took a detour & headed down on the salt marsh for that more unusual panorama, I think it was worth it?

Weobley Castle

Weobley Castle

The Llanrhidian observation post

If you take a drive along the North Gower coast you’d need to look hard to see the signs of war. Looking out over the Loughor estuary you’ll notice a row of concrete cubes & several large concrete slabs, these were built during the 2nd World War as part of what was then the Llanrhidian firing range. Today the salt marshes are part of the Whiteford Burrows National Nature Reserve & is one of the most tranquil places imaginable especially on a beautiful Welsh summers day. There’s not much left to show of this history except for one square elevated observation tower about 1 mile off shore.

Llanrhidian and Landimore Salt Marsh

Llanrhidian and Landimore Salt Marsh

Llanrhidian and Landimore Salt Marsh

Llanrhidian and Landimore Salt Marsh

Llanrhidian and Landimore Salt Marsh

Llanrhidian and Landimore Salt Marsh

Llanrhidian and Landimore Salt Marsh

Llanrhidian and Landimore Salt Marsh