Elvin Warwick Simpson

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I met Elvin today, at his workshop in Liscolman, between Coleraine and Ballycastle on the North Coast of Ireland. He’s been making pens from the barrels of Bushmills Whiskey, amongst other things.  Guitars, kitchen cabinets, bowls…, not from barrels, though.   He’s a maker of things.

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And here’s one of the finished pens.

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If you’d like to find out more about his work, check out his website at http://www.ewsw.co.uk

Red Phone Box

This is one of the few working public red telephone boxes near home. It looked striking in the light today on my way past, so thought id capture a photo for posterity.  I often wonder how long we will have these. I know I never use them, and its a shame because like anything public, use it or lose it!

a public phone box on the Curragh Road, Aghadowey.

a public phone box on the Curragh Road, Aghadowey.

2013

Funny year for photos last year. Spent most of my spare time shooting video, and work was a little uninspiring. Here’s a few random photos from during the year! Best of luck for 2014 everyone, lets see where it takes us.

Coleraine celebrated 400 years of a royal charter this year. A big fireworks event was held along side the River Bann. I made this picture.. a little cruel perhaps..

Coleraine celebrated 400 years of a royal charter this year. A big fireworks event was held along side the River Bann. I made this picture.. a little cruel perhaps..

Author and director Philip Henry. he directed a film i DP'd this year. Noirland-The Movie.

Author and director Philip Henry. he directed a film i DP’d this year. Noirland-The Movie.

Actress Bronagh Waugh, during filming in Portstewart,

Actress Bronagh Waugh, during filming in Portstewart,

My daughter Heather, enjoys a book by torch and candlelight during earth hour.

My daughter Heather, enjoys a book by torch and candlelight during earth hour.

Evening light shines through the window of my house, illuminating a wine bottle

Evening light shines through the window of my house, illuminating a wine bottle

Promotional photo for pirates of Portrush, a new event for families held during the summer

Promotional photo for pirates of Portrush, a new event for families held during the summer

Stormy weather during a thunderstorm near home in Aghadowey, that knocked out the power to the house.

Stormy weather during a thunderstorm near home in Aghadowey, that knocked out the power to the house.

My two girls model for a PR photocall, advertising the Portrush International Air Show

My two girls model for a PR photocall, advertising the Portrush International Air Show

Beach volleyball, during the World Police and Fire Games

Beach volleyball, during the World Police and Fire Games

Artist, Michael McGuinness pictured for art feature.

Artist, Michael McGuinness pictured for art feature.

Singer, Kevin Doherty pictured during filming for a music video in Bangor Castle

Singer, Kevin Doherty pictured during filming for a music video in Bangor Castle

Lumiere in Derry. Fire lights up St Colums park. One of the highlights of the year for me.

Lumiere in Derry. Fire lights up St Colums park. One of the highlights of the year for me.