So the world didn’t end…
Looking back on 2012 and all things considered its been a pretty fantastic year!
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on what has happened over the last 12 months. I find myself looking back at images and thinking “That didn’t happen this year!” But it did…
This year I managed to spend nearly 2 months of the year in California, travelled over 60 thousand miles around the world & filled 2x 1TB Drives with data. And make my way on to Live BBC news 24!
Below are some highlights of 2012.
Inside Out about my Aurora Chasing in January.
Lets kick things off with a short documentary made by the BBC for
Here is one of the final images from 22nd January. Its also available as a edition print from my website.
The Second Highlight was traveling to Los Angeles to work on the sound department for “The Amazing Spiderman” movie.
It was Kinda a big deal!
So is this guy.
While I was in Los Angeles I met up with my good friend & shoe designer Jerome C Rousseau. to make some new promo images.
The Images appeared in many top fashion magazines such as Vogue +Elle along side his wonderful shoes.
Shortly after returning to the UK I made some promo images for Unfolding Theatre for their new production “Best in The World“
A quick trip to the JL Studio was made to take a portrait of my good friend Jack Lowe to use along side his new projects.
I also photographed a beautiful art installation by Julia Barton at the Queens Hall in Hexham for November Club
March was crazy busy! I managed to fly to Switzerland to work with a great act called Frisky & Mannish I stayed in a Chalet in Verbier Village, Amazing! Sadly no photos where taken on my SLR but I did get a quick one on the iPhone. It really was a flying visit! I was back in England in under 24 hours!
April & May saw me heading back out with what I like to call “my band” I don’t actually play an instrument I just push faders at the correct time and do some driving & lifting.
We made some fun movies “backstage passes” in many of the UK’s dressing rooms & gardens.
At the end of May I returned to Los Angeles to complete “The Amazing Spiderman ” job. I managed to get some LA party time too!
The Amazing Spider-Man Promo Poster
My Good man Mr BA plane pilot. They let me in the cockpit after I told them I was working for National Geographic. Bull Shit really can go a a long way…
Landing At LAX
LA Hot Tub Saxophone Party Time!
At the end of April my new Reed Ingram Weir Photography website went live with new web shop & design. Thank you to my good friend Mikey over at heymyshko who worked hard on this.
June was also kind to me with lots of things including new toys such as the Nikon D4 SLR and some Lego
Playing with the D4
June / July passed very fast with my AV company Ingramsounds providing production services for Durham Brass Festival , EAT Festival & Vamos!
In Early August myself & good friend and fellow photographer / film maker Topher Mcgrillis made a short teaser video for November Club. I personally wasn’t keen on the final edit of the video so we edited our own horror version to please ourselves.
At the End of August I travelled back to California for the 3rd time in 2012 but this time it was leisure and with my better half Jennifer. We would be embarking in an epic road trip from Los Angeles and passing though, Malibu, Santa Barbra, Moro Bay, Carmel, Yosemite, then flying home from San Francisco.
Santa Monica Sunset
The Bright City Lights of LA
We stopped in with my friend Daniel Auber to make some images for an El Decor feature.
The next day we left LA and started traveling North after a visit to Universal Studios.
Still unsure what the funniest part of this image is? Me or the kid next to me.
You guessed it! Not a bad spot for a proposal.
Incase you wondered… She said yes!
Stunning Sunset over Calabasas highlands
Tunnel View Yosemite National Park.
Climbers in Yosemite
A Surprise but very beautiful show of the Northern Lights flying over Canada on the way back to the UK.
Everyone else was sleeping but we got a great show on the way to Planet Krypton!
Life was crazy on our return with a busy work schedule and moving into new Studio space. I was also panning the AV production for Durham book festival and getting ready for the Autumn tour with Karine Polwart. I was lucky enough to have yet another new toy to use.
The Town Hall ready for a weekend of book talks with such authors & guests as Nick Robinson, Chris Mullin, Jack Straw, Kate Mosse and many more.
The New Toy. Midas Pro 1 pre show at the Union Chapel for the Karine Polwart concert in October.
Hungover Karine Polwart Band the morning after.
Towards the end of the year I managed to try and get back out and photograph some local landscapes around the North East as well as completing some photography for my friend Peter Tickell who is currently touring with Sting.
Rock N Roll Peter on the Northumberland Coast.
The Bridges Along the Newcastle Quayside
Charlie’s Garden Seaton Sluice
As you might of gathered its been a busy and varied year. If 2013 is anything like 2012 I will be very satisfied.
On a final note about the year, It really wouldn’t of been as special without my Jennifer.
Here is an image made last week at Alnwick Gardens
If you want to follow me in 2013 I now take most photographs on my iPhone and post to Instagram. Feel free to come and see what I am doing @reedingram