Here’s where you will find press releases and items in the media relating to my work.
The Return of Gully
I'm delighted to announce I've been asked by Morecambe BID to do another series of photos for their #IndependentMorecambe town centre campaign. Here's a reminder of the first set - a mix of quirky and straight images, several of which appeared on empty shop windows in the town. The quirky shots all feature Gully, Morecambe's webcam sensation. Who will Gully be visiting next time around?
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It’s a wrap for town’s empty buildings
Last year Morecambe BID commissioned photographer Johnny Bean with a brief to “bring the essence of the business out” without resorting to ‘shoot and scoot’ photography. BID said the intention was to highlight the independence, quirkiness and individuality of Morecambe’s business offer whilst producing a fun and light-hearted campaign.
Two empty buildings in Morecambe given makeover to brighten promenade
John O’Neill, Manager of Morecambe BID, commented: “We wanted a different campaign, one that would bring the essence of the businesses out without resorting to the ‘butcher with a plate of sausages’ shot. "Johnny managed to capture the essence of the brief very well and there is a fun element involved, as well. “Every shot features a gull, not as obvious in some as in others, and there’s a quirkiness about it. "In ‘Gullfight on Victoria St.’, Gully, our webcam sensation, is seen packing a six-shooter whilst facing down Colin Brown who’s only armed with a blow dryer.
Vintage seaside memories in Morecambe
Seaside memories were lovingly recreated in Morecambe as thousands visited the Vintage By The Sea Festival. Morecambe photographer Johnny Bean came across an old photograph of holidaymakers outside the Midland Hotel and decided to create the pose once again many years later.