As you know, all of the products we sell are photographed on location. This week I was shooting the latest drops on the rooftop of a multi-storey car park in the centre of Newcastle and I took a moment to admire the city from the vantage point.
Grey's monument stands proudly above the rooftops in the centre of the frame and looks out towards Gateshead. The uneven structures are typical of the city as it slopes down to the river Tyne. Many of the buildings have a rich history and the traditional architecture plays a big role in the stunning appearance of Newcastle. As with any other city, it's constantly undergoing development and modernisation which is visible in some of the buildings to the right of the frame but the overall aesthetic is still very traditional.
I've walked many many miles through the streets of the Toon, but I still see new details and locations that I never noticed before.
When you become so familiar with your surroundings, it can be easy to take them for granted but I owe a lot to the city for providing me with the inspiration for the photographs that I take here. Sometimes you might see something that makes you want to be somewhere else, but there might be something just as good right under your nose, you just need to take the time to look for it.
There is beauty everywhere, if you choose to see it.