#BeAGameChanger Awards – Imagery of the Year 2015 – FINAL

Our ‘Wild Women’ video series produced for EpicTv is in the final three in the #BeAGameChanger Imagery of the Year 2015 Awards.

The “Wild Women” series was born from a simple viewpoint – that there’s so little video content with strong female athletes and this was an opportunity to tell some of these great stories. The idea was to create genuine films to inspire others and showcase the personalities and abilities of the characters.
All 8 episodes you can watch here.

The awards will be decided in a public vote and we need your support, please follow the link below and vote… All winners will be revealed on Thursday May 14th, 2015.
Thank you.

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Read more.. Friday, April 10th, 2015

My TOP 5 Winter Season Outdoor Gear

Winter is almost over and honestly, I’m looking forward to all the Summer adventures ahead… climbing, paddling, mountain biking and scuba diving.
I had a fantastic season skiing in Chamonix and as I’m unpacking and sorting out the gear, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite bits of kit I’ve been using this winter!

EXPED – CLOUDBURST 25 Backpack
The Cloudburst 25 combines a waterproof fold drybag and lightweight pack and its perfect for all those days when you’re accessing off-piste skiing using lifts. Your avalanche kit, spare gloves and jacket fit perfectly and it would be really hard to find another waterproof backpack under 300 grams. Of course you wouldn’t try to attach/carry your skis strapped to this pack as the fabric and the pack construction is too weak.
Overall is a very comfortable backpack and since it’s so small and light when empty it’s just perfect for travel.
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MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT – BASTION Jacket
A cutting-edge synthetic mountain jacket combining insulation, protection and mobility in one streamlined package.
In one word this is my go to mid-layer insulation piece when I’m shooting or just being active in the hills in winter.
Overall it’s a simple technical jacket without the bells and whistles that works, it’s warm, windproof and absolutely essential!
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LA SPORTIVA – SPECTRE Ski-mo Boots
The lightest 4-buckle Alpine Touring boot on the market, the Spectre achieves the greatest range of cuff rotation in its class. The patented design allows a full 60 degrees of ankle movement and the Vertebra construction adds support for downhill performance.
The most comfortable and lightweight ski boot I’ve ever had a chance to use, I also love the funky buckles with micro adjustments.
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LOWEPRO – Toploader Pro75 AW II Camera Bag
Built for speed, agility and flexibility, the Toploader Pro 75 AW II delivers a compact and fast-access solution.
Pro75 takes a PRO DSLR with lens attached plus another lens or flash gun and ton of small accessories. It comes with a simple yet effective chest harness which makes it perfect for skiing, hiking or mountain biking. You will never miss the shot as the Pro75 allows you to have your camera well protected but always handy.
If ever I was only allowed to buy one camera bag it would have to be (without doubt!) the Toploader Pro75 AW II!
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PETZL – NAO Headlamp
Ultra-powerful, multibeam rechargeable headlamp with REACTIVE LIGHTING technology that automatically adjusts brightness and beam pattern.
Compared with my first Zoom Petzl head torch (absolutely classic over 10 years ago!) NAO headlamp is from another planet… I love the fact that it adjusts the brightness depending on the environment and being able to charge it through a USB port on my laptop means I never ever have to carry spare AA batteries!
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Read more.. Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

NEW PORTFOLIO 2015 – website update

I’m very pleased to present a long overdue www.LWimages.co.uk portfolio and website revamp with new galleries from our recent adventures. Enjoy!
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A lot of hard work went into this update and frankly I couldn’t do it without a professional help from Peter Dennen (Pedro+Jackie Photo Consultants), skilful designers and helpful staff at livebooks.com (our website host and provider), my friend and writer Nick Bullock (thank you for the BIO note) and Kirsten Schultz (kick ass graphic designer) for putting the final touches.
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Read more.. Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

BLACK DIAMOND catalogue 2015

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Full gallery from this campaign online here.

Read more.. Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

IMPOSSIBLE – teaser feat. Karen Darke, Chrissie Wellington and sir Ranulph Fiennes

Polished Project proudly presents a documentary about overcoming challenges that seem ‘impossible’.
The film examines how we psychologically tackle apparently insurmountable challenges through the eyes of some of Britain’s most renowned adventurers and athletes. Karen Darke provides the backdrop to the film as she tackles an ironman challenge alongside Guiness record-breaking Spanish athlete Jose Manuel for his 90th ironman in a year. This is punctuated with interviews and insights about motivation and resilience to keep going towards far-reaching goals, with the World’s Greatest Living Explorer Ranulph Fiennes, multiple World Ironman Champion Chrissie Wellington, founder of Climbers Against Cancer, John Ellison and renown Sport Psychiatrist Prof Steve Peters.

Film ‘Impossible’ will premier at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival on the 20th March.
You can buy tickets at www.shaff.co.uk

Read more.. Monday, March 16th, 2015

CINEMATOGRAPHER + Director Reel 2015

Thank you to all our clients, friends and athletes/talent featured in our films!

Read more.. Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Winter MTB Peak District

As the winter hits the UK again this week here’s some images from over a week ago I never had a chance to share on the blog. Beautiful morning light and fun adventure with Paul Davies at the Kinder Low End.
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Read more.. Friday, January 30th, 2015

Roundup: 2014 – National Geographic | Wild Atlantic Way | EpicTV’s most watched clim

Phew! 2014 was jam-packed: we have worked on 3 continents on a multitude of projects. We laughed, we cried, we worked hard and had a lot of fun doing it.
So after taking a quiet moment to reflect, here are our favourite bits from a great year.

Thanks to all our lovely clients, subjects and collaborators.
Here’s to 2015!

Wild Atlantic Way
Summer saw us spent two weeks working with Adventure Travel Trade Association and Failte Ireland to capture the spirit of the Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland’s longest defined coastal routes) ahead of their 2015 PR campaign.
From sea kayaking to mountain biking it was an opportunity to show the diversity and richness of stories from Ireland.
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National Geographic Talisker Storm Adventure
Our challenge for National Geographic Talisker Storm Adventure was to join Alastair Humphreys and his team as they attempted a circumnavigation by land, sea, foot and bike of the Isle of Skye, and capture on film, stills and live web updates this extraordinary expedition.
It’s a challenge that pushed our skills, nerves and equipment to its limits. But a million YouTube views was a testament to its success.
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EpicTV’s Most Watched Climbing video of 2014
When we saw the footage of John Freeman taking a 60 ft fall when the ice pillar he was climbing collapsed we knew there was a unique story to tell. We were honoured that John has placed his trust in us.
Working on this story was an emotional journey for all of us and we’re pleased we were able to share it with everyone.
1.2 million views and EpicTV’s most watched climbing video of the 2014.
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Read more.. Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!

Christmas Card 2014

Read more.. Thursday, December 25th, 2014

World Climbing Calendar 2015

World’s best climbing photography curated into a beautiful calendar by Simon Carter. Great to be involved in a project featuring work by Sam Bie, Simon Carter and Keith Ladzinski!
You can get your own copy here.
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Read more.. Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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