Love the Broads – Atmospheric Image

12036414_842921912493796_717869779901567403_n 12047143_842921995827121_3211724340976408208_nIt’s a joy when you suddenly come across work that looks familiar – picking up the Love the Broads mug at an art event today, I remember the trouble this shot caused me!

Climbing over barbed wire, i ended up taking a slice out of my leg in the dark and then wading through the marsh to get to the edge of the river.. I was freezing cold, but sat tight and sipped warm coffee waiting for the mist to rise and the sun to burn through.

A lot of effort, but one of my favorite images of Oulton Broad..

The photo mug, alongside the original image.

Photographic prints of this are available, please message me for details.

Waveney Rush

In the November issue of Suffolk Magazine I get to grips with Waveney Rush Cutters…a Suffolk based company which is keeping the age old craft of rush weaving alive!

“Paddling my kayak up river on the picturesque River Waveney near Homersfield, I’m fighting against the surprisingly strong current, through the freshly cleared and cut bull rushes. The reflection of the sun bouncing off the water, the air filled with the sound of country life ticking by and the odd splash of the river as another fish gasps for air. After 15 minutes of tough paddling I finally gain sight of the rush cutters, up to their waist in the crystal clear water, pulling, cutting and tying incredibly lush looking bull rushes. The rushes are gathered together pushed down river to the next cutter, who trims, ties and forms a bolt (bundle of rushes) which are then loaded onto the metal barge. The team of three men have been busy for a few weeks clearing this stretch of the river, gradually making progress deep into the heart of the countryside “It’s been really tough” admits Paul the maintenance manager of Waveney Rush as he hauls yet another bolt onto an already fully loaded barge.”

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It’s a bit of a rush! On the river with Waveney Rush Cutters

Working with Waveney Rush Cutters!
A few weeks back I was working on an illustrated feature for a regional magazine, working with one of the few remaining rush cutting and weaving companies left in the UK.

I joined them on the river Waveney, watching them cut the bull rush, before heading back to their workshop to learn how they create simply stunning natural products!

The feature will be published in October – Watch this space!