Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Czestochowa - Pilgrims

Czestochowa, Poland is the location of the Jasna Gora monastery which features the iconic Black Madonna portrait.

Each August many thousands of Roman Catholic pilgrims travel to Czestchowa for the Feast of the Assumption celebrations celebrated on August 15th.

Many of the pilgrims will walk across Poland from their home towns to attend, some will walk for over one week.

The images shown here were taken the day before the open air mass on the 15th August and show pilgrims arriving in Czestochowa and at the Jasna Gora site.

All these images can be licensed as editorial stock images directly from Alamy via the link below

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sunflowers - they taste nice

Summer's here - time for sunflowers.

In Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe you can buy seed heads from Sunflowers at local fruit and veg stall and in supermarkets too.

Forget the idea of buying a few sunflower seeds in a packet, just buy a million with a seed head.  Find somewhere to sit down and enjoy the view whilst you munch you way through the old flower head - I bet you can't eat them all at one sitting!

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Planting seed potatoes - Grow your own

Planting your own vegetables has become more fashionable in recent years.  Even in a small garden you can plant veggies in pots and tubs if space is limited.


The stock photo image above shows some seed potatoes of the variety Nadine in the hand about to be planted - plenty of copyspace for text to go alongside.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tearsheet - - Le Figaro

My stock photos get used ( ie image licensed ) around the World - a recent example is an image of mine showing the french language newspaper Le Figaro - my image shows the title banner and was used to illustrate an article about pay-for-content on the WWW website of Le Figaro, extract below,

The dominoes keeping falling - now it’s the turn of leading French publications Le Figaro and L’Express, which are both gearing up to restrict content to paying subscribers, according to a report from Le Monde.

Most revealing - in the case of L’Express, the paywall is being delayed not by questions over whether readers would pay, but whether the paywall can come in at a reasonable cost. In the case of L’Express, online director Corinne Denis says that the model they are currently looking at would cost more to implement than subscriptions could bring in.

Le Figaro

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Stripy Cotton Pajamas

Stock photo of menwear cotton pyjamas showing button and patterned material with grey blue green stripes.

This image is available to license from Alamy Images ref BGPR7B - please just click through on the image above to contact Alamy


Carbon Footprint - Dairy product

The stock photo image above shows a pint of milk with consumer product information relating to the 900 g of Co2 Carbon Footprint of this product working in association with the Carbon Trust.

Information such as this helps educate consumers about the products they choose to buy and the global impact we all contribute too through our shopping habits.

This stock photo picture can be licensed for editorial use now via Alamy Images image reference BGPR3F - just click through on the photo above to contact Alamy now.


Sunday, January 03, 2010

Giroles mushrooms from Belarus on sale

Borough Market in London is a great place to find unusual and fine fruit and vegetables. This image shows Giroles mushrooms imported from the woodlands of Belarus at £25 per kilo kg.

This image is available for image licensing now from Alamy Images - just click through on the image to see more details - Alamy Image Ref BFJ6FC


Wednesday, December 02, 2009

20 mph urban traffic speed zone

Traffic calming measures include introducing 20 mph speed zones in built up urban areas are becoming more common throughout the built up areas of the UK - to help illustrate this new trend in road safety the above stock photo shows some detail from a planned local authority proposal here in the UK.

This image is available for stock image licensing from Alamy Images right now - just click through for more details.

Friday, November 06, 2009

The Guardian - Online edition

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity of a helicopter flight over my local area - fantastic fun and a great opportunity for stock photography too.

Numerous images from this flight have sold into print publication - the latest use example is shown below published in the online edition of The Guardian newspaper in the UK.

When I shot this I thought maybe it might be used to illustrate urban planning, road infrastructure or suburban homes - the link below shows it has been used in relation to gardening - that's often the way with stock photos, the client end use is often beyond my own initial ideas - great I'm glad it meets their needs.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Solar panels

The stock photo image below shows an old office building that has recently added solar panels onto the vertical walls between the floors of the block.

With a south facing exterior this idea is sure generate plenty of solar electricity. It begs the question as to why modern new build office blocks don't incorporate such panels from the outset.

The image could be used to help illustrate modifications and alterations that could be used by local business to save themselves money and be seen to be going "green" at the same time.

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Stock images - Book publications

As a stock image photogrpaher my images are licensed to appear is allsorts of publications all around the World. My images often appear in newspapers, books, magazines, company reports, education guides, travel brochures etc etc.

I've put a short link below that will take you to Amazon books - the link is set up to show you a small sample of the actual book titles in which my own stock images appear - these include books by well known international publishers such as Heinemann Educational Publishers, Readers Digest, Dorling Kindersley DK, Franklin Watts, Cambridge University Press, Berlitz, Fodor, Firefly Books and Ordnance Survey.

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If I can help you directly with stock images or bespoke editorial commission projects then please contact me.

Steven May - UK

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Warsaw Poland - Pegazy modern art installation

What's on in Warsaw - Warsaw is a vibrant capital city and currently is showing a public art exhibition entitled Pegazy ( Pegasus ) at the Plac Krasinkich.

This features a number of bright colourful sculptures by local artists Beata Konarska and Pawel Konarski of mythical winged horses.

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British Airways passenger boarding pass

Over recent years British Airways have lost many customers on its short haul European routes with the emergence of low cost carriers such as Ryanair and Easyjet.

The stock photo above illustrates a BA passenger boarding pass ticket with a destination of Istanbul, Turkey with a UK pasport in the background.

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