Category Archives: Photography

Introducing: Antonella Muscat

After taking the time to get in touch and introducing us to her work, with bases in both Hitchin and Great Yarmouth, Antonella Muscat has become the latest photographer to be added to our Creative Links section here at BeyondM25.

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Introducing: Tony Pleavin Photography

So I hadn’t set any criteria as to how far outside the London ring road you need to be situated to be listed in Creative Links. The aim was to promote creative industries ‘Beyond the M25’ and I suppose the initial thought was to list those ‘just’ beyond it but since then have been in touch with people as far north as   Manchester and Huddersfield, who am I to set boundaries?…

So with that in mind, please say hello to the excellent Belfast based photographer Tony Pleavin who got in touch with some kind words about what I’m doing here.

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His outdoor photography is exceptional, love the way it makes me want to visit all the locations in his shots!

See more over at

Fallen Princesses

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Great project by Vancouver based photographer Dina Goldstein, see more Fallen Princesses HERE.

Introducing Graham Watson

The latest addition to our growing list of Photographers in Creative Links here at BeyondM25 is the talented Bedford based reportage-style brand and event photographer Graham Watson.














Wonderful world of Cinemagraphs

***UPDATE: If you want to see the first 4 GIFs animating you will have to click them to open up in a separate window****

If like me you shudder at the mention of an animated GIF with horrid recolections of the pre-flash animations that filled up the flashing christmas tree style websites of the late 90s, it’s time to think again with Cinemagraphs.

Cinemagraph is a phrase coined by New York based photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics artist Kevin Berg and is described perfectly on their site of the same name as ‘An image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly’

See more by Jamie and Kevin at

The technique has really started to take off since it’s ‘birth’ earlier this year with various tutorials appearing showing how to create your own. Some of my favourites are by Gustaf Mantel who uses films as his inspiration:

The 400 Blows

American Psycho

2001: A Space Odyssey

Full Metal Jacket

The Godfather


Amazing ‘People in landscape’ series by Julian Calverley

WOW…. thats all I could say when Julian Calverley got in touch to let us know of his recent project ‘People in Landscape’.

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Hertfordshire based Julian has been in our creative links section here at BeyondM25 for some time now and never fails to impress with his ability to great intense atmospheric in every single shot.

See more of this series including some beautiful print work by Jack Lowe Studio on Julians blog here.
See the rest of his portfolio at 


AWESOME – 360º video capture for the iPhone 4

Ooooo, this really needs to get made. Kogeto are trying to get funding to produce the world’s smallest panoramic video camera that will attach to the iPhone!

Help this project get off the ground by donating over at their Kickstarter page.

Matt Swift Photography

Latest addition to the ‘Photographers‘ in our Creative Links section here at BeyondM25 is Derbyshire based Matt Swift, who got in touch last week with a request to be included.

Matt’s got a great selection of work on display in his portfolio over at with my particular favourite being the atmospheric California collection.

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Beautiful photography from Shutterbetty

Milton Keynes based Artist/Photographer – Elizabeth Gorden, aka Betty from Shutterbetty, got in touch yesterday with some nice words about the blog (thanks Betty) and a request to be featured in our Creative Links section.

After checking out the work on display over at it was the least I could do to share her talents with the readers of BeyondM25.

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She has a great portfolio of commercial work but also an amazing collection of thought provoking art projects on display too, definitely worth checking out. and ClassicTOY great fun iPhone camera apps

Apologies for the lack of posting over the last week or so. The reason for this being that my family and I managed a little get away to the stunning Lake District in Cumbria (well ‘beyond the M25’) for a week.

We’ve been going there for over 10 years now and it gets better every time. I highly recommend getting up there as it truly is a magical place, regardless of the weather (in fact, i’d goes as far as to say, a little bit of rain brings out the magic).

Anyway enough of me rambling on about my rambling, whilst I was away I had plenty of time to have a good play with two really great fun iPhone camera apps. being more of a photo sharing app, think flickr meets twitter with the added functionality of some lovely effects you can apply to your photos and ClassicTOY being more or what you’d expect from a camera app offering you all sorts of crazy lens to play about with and try to master.

Here’s are some of my meager attempts:

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