Ryde Regatta 2017

 

Ryde Regatta took place on the 13th May at Ryde seafront, organised by Ryde Rowing Club. Photos also on Graham Reading Press Photography Facebook Page here goo.gl/PFBg0f Let me know if you want to see a particular photo as there are well over a thousand!

 

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Island of Wight Festival Dragon Race 2017 in aid of Stand Up to Cancer

Celebrities and businesses took part in the Isle of Wight Festival Dragon Boat Race in aid of Stand Up to Cancer – organised by The Isle of Wight Festival​ – 27 04 2017                     

Here are Boyzone’s Shayne Lynch and Keith Duffy being greeted as they flew in by helicopter, by Isle of Wight Festival co-founder John Giddings (centre) and several of the Cowes Ladies Soccer team – Abi Hammond (left) and Becca Sian Cross (right) wearing the new strip sponsored by the Isle of Wight Festival (the official training kit supplier for the 2017/18 season )
Here Boyzone’s Keith Duffy gives the winners trophy to Hayley Crees from the winning Wightlink team, pictured below.

Also on Graham Reading Press photography page here  goo.gl/mVlgl1

 

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Ashey Scurry in Island Life Magazine

Island Life magazine asked me to photograph the Ashey Scurry on the Isle of Wight. The weather was amazing and there was fabulous racing, pictured here over four pages. Also on Graham Reading Press Photography Facebook page in ‘Local and regional newspapers and magazines – published work’ here goo.gl/nvUWVo

 

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Lamb of God

Every year on Ashey Down on the Isle of Wight, three crosses are erected at Easter to remember that Jesus died on a cross alongside two criminals – The Lamb of God – a sacrifice he made to save people from their sins. The cross is empty because he rose again! The Lambs arrived right on schedule!

Also on Graham Reading Photogaphy Facebook page goo.gl/Sd82m1 and on Instagram@grahamreading

 

 

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David Begbie

I first met David Begbie www.davidbegbie.com when visiting an art gallery in Mayfair on another job. His amazing work in wire mesh totally inspired me, and I have had the privilege now to meet and photograph him and his work on a few occasions.

Recently, on a visit to London I met up with David and Eva at the studio, where again I was totally captivated by sculptures, and had a lovely time swapping anecdotes

Please check out his incredible work at the forthcoming exhibition.

This photo is also on my Instagram @grahamreading and www.facebook/grahamreadingphotography.com

‘CUTTING EDGE‘
Solo Exhibtion of steelmesh and bronzemesh sculpture
ContiniArt UK, New Bond Street, London
26th April — 6th June 2017

David Begbie’s forthcoming London solo exhibition at ContiniArt UK will include sculpture from 1987 – 2017 spanning 30 years of sculpture using steelmesh and bronzemesh, the medium for which Begbie is renowned world-wide.
Since his first London solo exhibition at Brompton Gallery, Knightsbridge in 1984 a whole genre of steelmesh art has emerged and continues to grow.
He first discovered the extraordinary potential of his medium in 1977 as a student 40 years ago and continues to explore the infinite and timeless possibilities which the medium contains.

His transparent sculpture is as much about light as it is about substance and he transforms his seemingly inanimate machined industrial material into dynamic and evocative sculptural forms

 

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Vocal Performance Academy – Les Miserables

Catherine Francoise invited me to return to Gerrards Cross to photograph The Vocal Performance Academy’s www.thevocalperformanceacademy.co.uk dress rehearsal of Les Miserables School Edition. Here are the first amazing cast and band. Photos also on Graham Reading Photography Facebook group here goo.gl/iiMZ4B,

Testimonial
[given after I photographed a previous show for Catherine Francoise]

Thank you so much for your fantastic photographs, professionalism and friendliness! I was so impressed with how you managed to take so many fabulous photographs without disturbing anyone or getting in anyone’s way!  You were also so friendly to everyone whilst still maintaining great professionalism at all times – absolutely first class!

“I would recommend Graham Reading without hesitation – We received first class service from start to finish and his professionalism on the day ensured all the photos I wanted were captured.  I was also very impressed by the speed at which we received our proofs and flexibility with the finished photos.   THANK YOU very much!”

Catherine Françoise

Director Vocal Performance Academy
www.vocalperformanceacademy.co.uk

Testimonials

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Flashing The Famous and Shooting The Stars at Ryde Rowing Club

I gave an illustrated talk to Ryde Rowing Club www.ryderc.org about my celebrity photography on the 23rd February in their clubhouse. The room was full and money was raised in a collection afterwards for The Isle of Wight Street Pastors. I was very pleased that photographers, family and friends came to support me, the club and the charity, and listen to anecdotes from over 25 years plus of celebrity photography. I would be happy to repeat the talk at other venues, as some couldn’t attend and wanted to come. Please message me graham@grahamreading.com  if you are interested in hosting a talk, and let me know which local charity you would like to support.

Photo Credits Top Sienna Anderson Newspaper Chris Cornford

On Graham Reading Press Photography Facebook here goo.gl/5ddBty

 

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Isle of Wight Biles & Co Grand National Ashey Scurry 2017

Erin Shard rides Hedge Hopping Henry
with a bitless bridle
in the Junior Division Landscape Therapy

Haddon Frost on Templar bitless and saddleless
in the Grand National

Both at the Isle of Wight Biles & Co. Grand National And Ashey Scurry,
West Ashey Farm, Ryde, Isle of Wight
26 03 2017

Photographs coming soon in Island Life magazine
an on Graham Reading Press photography facebook page here
goo.gl/xu8D45

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Barnabas

Barnabas by Roger Jones was performed at a packed St John’s Church Newport Isle of Wight 20 03 17 [and the night before at a packed Ryde Methodist Church] The choir was comprised from 20 churches on the Isle of Wight.

Island Echo used the story
www.islandecho.co.uk/news/singers-20-churches-come-together-perform-barnabas

Photos also here goo.gl/A7sNLl
on Graham Reading Photography Facebook page

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Jailbreak York University Students reach Ryde on the Isle of Wight – in charity fundraiser

I was approached at the end of a private photography lesson in Ryde by Maggie O’Neill and her friends Joshua Fortes and Fenella O’Brien who had just travelled from York, taking part in a University stunt to raise money for children’s cancer charity Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research. After photographing them, as asked, and treating them to local fish and chips, they went on to enjoy a brief stay on the Island, before seeking a lift home. The Wightlink http://www.wightlink.co.uk catamaran kindly gave them a free trip over.
https://york.studentjailbreak.co.uk/
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jailbreakforkidscan
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SweetEscape
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SweetEscapeMaggie
Also on Graham Reading Press Photography facebook page here – goo.gl/e24pgC

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