Star Wars: The Force Awakens Locations

It isn’t everyday that you find out your favorite place in England was used as locations for Star Wars.  And then days later in Ireland I took a boat trip and then see a familiar island and the boat driver announces this island may look familiar to some of you.  This was the location used for the ending of the latest Star Wars movie.  You know where Rey is reaching out for Luke.  Well I guess that explains all the Star Wars merchandise on sale in the town.  Lake Derwentwater in England was used in a fight scene as seen in the YouTube video below and from the picture.  This… Read More

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Shots by Shinobi Photography Exhibition

Recently I hosted my 1st solo exhibition in Harrogate.  It was a big deal for me to show what I am passionate about and to introduce people into the different styles of photography I am interested in.  For this reason I chose to include landscapes, nature, astro, city, cosplay and portraits.  It was a great learning experience for me and one that I won’t forget.  Thanks to all that were able to support me by coming and also purchasing artwork.  You helped me raise 100 pounds for Mind UK, a charity dedicated to mental health.  Thanks for all the feedback to include making more of my work available to purchase,… Read More

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Farne Islands: A Bird’s Paradise

A few weeks ago I made the trip to Seahouses so I could finally see some Puffins on Farne and Staple Islands.  The boat trip was awesome as we saw tons of nesting birds, grey seals and thousands of birds to include Guillemots, Razorbills, Eider Ducks, 4 species of Terns and 70,000 Puffins.  This is the perfect time of year to see them as the birds are nesting but this also makes the terns dangerous.  But we will get to that later.  The islands are amazing and even David Attenborough says it’s his favourite place in the UK to see nature at its best.  Honestly when we got to Staple Island I… Read More

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The Big Cat Sanctuary

I have always had a love for big cats.  A couple of years ago I almost moved to Africa to work with them for a while but in the end it wasn’t the right time.  I was always engulfed in watching shows like the Big Cat Diary and even met the creators of the show when I moved to England.  I was supposed to be visiting the Masai Mara this year but it didn’t quite work out.  So instead I reached out to the Big Cat Sanctuary to get to know some of their big cats.  The experience was amazing and I was able to get up close and explore… Read More

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The Avengers Infinity Fan Event (No Spoilers)

I don’t know even how to characterize this weekend. It has been a crazy couple of months if you include the Black Panther European Premier to include meeting Ryan Coogler and having our photos shared in the cast group chat! It’s hard to see only a couple of months later having an even greater experience. But on Sunday an awesome group of talented cosplayers and myself were invited to be apart of the Infinity War Fan event with some of the cast and the directors (Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Russo Brothers, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Letitia Wright, Benedict Cumberbatch). It was a long day as we had to… Read More

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An Isle of Skye Christmas

Have I mentioned how much I love Isle of Skye?  Yea I did in another post and in my 1st video vlog I did roughly about a year ago.  I decided to go back to Skye for Christmas to capture some of the winter beauty.  I was hoping for snow but it wasn’t in the forecast.  I rented a cottage high in the mountains which was amazing.  Skye was hit with a huge snow storm that allowed me to get some great winter photos after all.  I was staying so high up the mountain that I almost couldn’t get down and up the road.  Some minor roads were completely ice. … Read More

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Photographing Winter in North Yorkshire, U.K.

The winter storm has been tabbed the “Beast From the East” and it left me with the perfect opportunity to shoot in the cold.  When I say cold temperatures have been below zero degrees for over a week.  Their was a lot sitting in the cold but it was worth it.  Check out some of the photos from the past few days.  Photos are from Harrogate, Knaresborough and Brimham Rocks.    

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Love From Wakanda: A Black Panther Marriage Proposal

The hype for the Black Panther movie took the world by storm since its theatrical release.  Many Black people have been waiting for this type of representation in film for a very long time.  The beauty of the film has been praised by critics and audiences everywhere.  I went to the premiere in London recently with a friend of mine @mandoescosplay who cosplayed Michael B. Jordan’s character Erik Killmonger.  His cosplay was approved by Ryan Coogler himself.  He also sales cosplay costumes and sold a Black Panther costume to a man with a plan in Brooklyn.                We have seen many cosplayers and people… Read More

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Black Panther: A Billion?

Can the Black Panther do $1 billion? Black Panther official three day opening weekend came in at $201.7 million. The film has the fifth-highest grossing opening weekend of all time. Black Panther has the record for most tickets pre-sold for superhero movie. It has the eighth-highest grossing opening day of all time. This movie was not expected to surpass $90 million in its opening weekend but has destroyed those projections. Black Panther has grossed over $404 million globally and it’s safe to say that $1 billion is possible. Out of the 18 Marvel movies only four have crossed the billion threshold. Each of those movie hit at least $400 million… Read More

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