ESL COLOGNE // TEAM LIQUID

Last week I joined the Team Liquid boys in Cologne as they competed in the the Lanxess Arena a.k.a the Cathedral of Counterstrike in one of the most legendary esports events in the world. Team Liquid managed to take the win and secured the Intel Grand Slam too, they headed home with 1 million dollars and a few gold bars richer and I couldn’t be happier for them.

My esports career has officially peaked, I won’t forget this one anytime soon. Here are a few favourites from the event.

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TWO NIGHTS IN NEWQUAY // BLOG

Spent last few days down south enjoying the sun, sand and a few cold ones on the beaches of Cornwall before work kicks off and i’m back on the road again. I can’t remember the last time I flew my drone and its literally been gathering dust for ages so I made some extra effort this time around, the conditions made for some extra saucy surf photos. Good times!

You can pick up a limited print of these drone shots in my shop.

Enjoy.

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THE MDL MAJOR // DISNEYLAND

For the last 10 days I’ve been in Disneyland Paris shooting with Team Liquids DOTA2 team competing in the MDL Major for a share of a $1million prize pot and a chance to qualify for TI9 (The International 2019) event in Shanghai later this year with a prize pool of over $25+Million.

The group stages of this event were played inside Disneys Newport Bay hotel before heading into the Disney Arena situated inside the Disney Village and open to the public. Although Team Liquid were forced into the lower bracket by Evil Geniuses in the group stages, they managed to battle their way all the way to the grand finals with some of the best DOTA games i’ve ever watched, sadly it wasn’t enough for the top spot but 2nd place and qualifying for TI9 was still a great result.

Anyway, 10 days in Disneyland is definitely enough for me - I never want to see another Micky Mouse ever again, or at least for a while anyway. Heading home to take some time off before meeting up with these guys again at ESL Birmingham to do it all over again!

Here are some shots from the event.

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ABBOTS POOL // BRISTOL

So i’ve not really put much up here for the last few months, mainly down to being out of the country every two seconds and working on some projects whilst back at home but i’m going to do my best to keep this little area a bit more up to date moving forwards this year!

Anyway, here are a few photos from earlier this week from one of my favourite locations just outside Bristol in a little hidden place called Abbots Pool featuring fellow photographer Tom Manghm and my dog Olive.

A huge thanks to the good dudes at Stubble & Co for this really sick rucksack (you can find this bag and more at http://www.stubbleandco.com).

Back on the road again tomorrow, this time to Disneyland Paris for 10 days for another event. Good times!

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BRECON & SNOWDONIA // WALES

Last week myself and good friends Ryan and Felix took some time off and spent a few days in the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia national parks in Wales. Whilst the weather wasn’t exactly on our side we still managed to make it to the top of Pen-y-fan and Snowdon and get a few shots along the way. Good times!

Here are a few of my favourite shots.

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I'M A FINALIST IN THE ESPORTS INDUSTRY AWARDS

Over the last couple of years I've been fortunate enough to have spent a lot of time photographing and documenting the lives of professional gamers competing for hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in arenas and stadiums all over the world.

I've somehow managed to be nominated as one of the finalists of the Esports Industry Awards and need all the help I can get to win the ‘Esports Photographer of the Year’ category so please take the time and head over to the website below and vote for me. Thank you!

Vote here: www.esportsawards.com/vote


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AN EVENING AT OLD HARRYS ROCKS

Old Harrys Rocks, a unique rock formation located on the South Coast of England that appears on my Instagram explore feed pretty much every day in some way or another, it's one of the most photographed locations in the UK and for good reason. As much as I've always thought about visiting and taking some photos, I've been some what reluctant to capture the same kind of images as so many other photographers do on a daily basis, that being said I couldn't resist any longer. It was time.

Here are some of the photos from my evening at Old Harrys Rocks featuring my friend Hugh, two climbers with balls big-enough to abseil down one of those vertical cliff faces and an unknown couple that had just got married.

For those interested I took these on my Sony A7RII w/ Sigma 35mm 1.4 & a Canon 70-200mm 2.8 lens. A DJI Mavic Pro and a Bronica ETRS Medium Format film camera w/ a few rolls of Portra 160 film (although I kinda ruined both films because there was a bit of paper stuck inside the camera.. I'll post a separate blog with those pictures somewhere down the line).

For anyone interested, I have added two drone images from this trip to my shop

Peace.

 

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BRECON, WALES

So I created this post a few months back and totally forgot to press the 'Publish' button and I honestly don't have the motivation or time to write an interesting enough post anymore so heres a selection of photos from a trip to Brecon in Wales earlier this year featuring the girlfriend and doggo.

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EGL GEARS OPEN, SHEFFIELD

Last weekend I was invited up to Sheffield to shoot the Gears of War Open hosted by the good people at European Gaming League. Gears of War events hold a certain kind of uniqueness about them no matter how big or small the event and you can absolutely guarantee a pretty charged atmosphere among the players and teams which always makes for a great viewing (and photo taking) experience.

Also just to add I'm running for esports photographer of the year this year and would highly appreciate your nominations, should anyone be reading this. You can vote here (www.esportsawards.com/nominate) with www.richlock.com/esports being my URL. 

Here are a few of my favourite shots from the event.

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AMELIA WOLFFROSE - BOTANICAL GARDENS

This was supposed to be the first ever shoot with my Bronica medium format film camera but for some annoyingly unknown reason, only one of the sixteen images on the roll were present when I had them developed. Anyway, I brought along my Sony cameras too and managed to capture some pretty nice shots inside the Botanical Gardens.

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STALE SANDBECH - MONSTER ENERGY

A bit late but in earlier this year I travelled to Oslo, Norway to shoot with Professional Snowboarder and Olympic Silver Medalist Stale Sandbech for Monster Energy. The actual shoot was inside a skatepark but these were taken after around the back of the building using only natural light and my Sony A7rii & Sigma 35mm combo, sometimes you don't have to look far to find great backdrops.

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A FEW HOURS IN BARCELONA (35MM FILM)

5am wake up calls aren't particularly my favourite but when a client wants to send me to Spain for a shoot I'm usually pretty happy to make an exception. After the gig I had a few hours to kill before my flight home that evening so armed with my trusty 35mm camera and a few rolls of Fujicolor C200 film I took a cab into the centre of Barcelona and took a few snaps. I'm still getting to grips with the the whole analogue film thing but the excitement of getting film developed is so damn addictive (and expensive!). Peace

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SNOWDONIA (35MM FILM)

One of my goals this year is to try and shoot a few more personal projects in my own time especially during the quieter times so when Jim Cossey asked if I wanted to spend a couple of days shooting in the Snowdonia National Park I jumped at the idea.

A few days later we hit the road and headed up to our air B&B situated somewhere in the middle of nowhere right inside the National Park. Each day consisted of early mornings and late nights shooting sunrises to sunsets and pretty much everything inbetween. I can honestly say that North Wales is one of the most beautiful places I've visited in the UK, the photo opportunities are endless.

Apart from shooting a whole load of digital stuff on both my Sony A7Rii and DJI Mavic drone I really wanted to capture some unique shots on my trusty 35mm film camera. I brought along a handful of FujIcolor C200 rolls and here are some of the results.

Peace.

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