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St Patrick’s Day | In the Caribbean

St Patrick’s Day | In the Caribbean

The only other country outside Ireland where St Patrick’s Day is a public holiday is Montserrat – an island that is still a British protectorate and known beautifully as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean. Its Irish heritage dates back to the 17th century when the island became a sanctuary for the Irish Catholics who(…)

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First Option | Recommended Photography Exhibitions

First Option | Recommended Photography Exhibitions

This week we’re sifting through the deluge of galleries in London to present you with six of the best photography exhibitions on offer. Stan Firm Inna Ingland: Black Diaspora in London, 1960 – 70s – Tate Britain This exhibition, named after a Jamaican Patois poem, vividly expresses the willingness of people from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean(…)

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Photographer Spotlight #3

Photographer Spotlight #3

Photographer: Joakim Blockstrom In the 3rd instalment of our Spotlight series, we speak with Swedish food & still-life photographer, Joakim Blockstrom. How did you start in photography and decide it was the career for you? When I was in high school I was fortunate to meet and be inspired by a still life photographer in(…)

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Pancake Day

Pancake Day

So you think you know pancakes? Get your pan-game up to scratch with one of these three recipes to feast on when you get home on Pancake Day.   Norwegian-stylie crêpe pancakes. You can’t go amiss with a thin, classic pancake served with sugar and lemon juice. Straight from the recipe-book of blogging Norwegian mum, Terese. Keep(…)

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Photo Books well worth a read

Photo Books well worth a read

Photo books – Four keepers. “Photographers books are dead”, to this we venomously disagree. With the continual spread of visual platforms such as instagram, the tech development in phone image quality (see google pixel !!) and the idea that “everyone is a photographer” we believe there is more space now than ever for professional photography. As(…)

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‘Should Ask Questions’ for anybody hiring a location studio

‘Should Ask Questions’ for anybody hiring a location studio

Should ask questions when hiring a film, photography studio or events space When running a film, photography studio or event space, one can always expect to hear a multitude of questions from one’s clients; naturally these are initially with regards to availability and rates, but what follows often depends on the level of experience of the person with whom(…)

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2016 recap | First Option Location Studio.

2016 recap | First Option Location Studio.

2016. A recap. Putting together the 2016 recap was an emotional rollercoaster. Trump, Brexit, Brussels. David Bowie, Zaha Hadid, Muhammad Ali, Castro, Prince… too many! Let’s face it, this year has been a strange one thus far, too many deaths and not enough tolerance. To lift you out of the pits we’re going to hold(…)

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Egg-cellent winter recipes with Rachel Green

Egg-cellent winter recipes with Rachel Green

Cooking with eggs Our good friend Rachel Green has created three cracking winter egg recipes to keep your breakfast interesting this festive season. Curried Eggs with Lentils and Fresh Coconut and Coriander Chutney Bacon and Egg with Potato Fritter with Mustard Sauce Turkish Baked Eggs with Feta and Mint Take a look at the full(…)

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What to consider when planning your event

What to consider when planning your event

Planning an Event? We have some lovely tips for you. So you’ve got an idea for an event, your concept is clear, guest list sorted, dates set and now you need to find your perfect location. Running an event can be pretty overwhelming and involve a crazy amount of decisions. Transforming an idea into a successful event(…)

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Halloween

Halloween

Halloween-er Halloween. A great chance to throw back thirteen pumpkin themed biscuits with your 10am tea, dress up and act like a goblin. Chances are you know someone throwing an event. Be it cringeworthy or blood-curdlingly exciting, we know it’s hard to figure out what to bring. Halloween has come a long way since it’s(…)

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